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Winter Activities for Grades PreK-Kindergarten, Ages 3-6 | SCBWI Connects: Holiday Edition

 

 

 

Christmas Coloring Pages
Sienna´s Christmas Wish coloring pages. 
Angela Orecchio | Shop Angela Orecchio’s books

 

Christmas Colouring Pages & Build Your Own Christmas Stable (Dutch) 
Sanne Miltenburg

 

Christmas Story and Dance Activity: Sparkle the Snowflake
A lively holiday activity, built around an original story about a valiant little snowflake, with simple instructions for retelling the story through dance and music.
Connie Bergstein Dow | Shop From A to Z with Energy!

 

Holiday Coloring Pages 
Elizabeth Dulemba creates free coloring pages every week at Coloring Page Tuesdays. See the growing collections for Hannukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
Elizabeth Dulemba |  Shop Elizabeth Dulemba’s books here

 

Snow Day! Indoor Activities to Supplement Outdoor Play
Playful and lively indoor creative movement activities about winter: Draw and Dance, Indoor Snowballs, Dance and Freeze in Snowflake Shapes.
Connie Bergstein Dow | Shop From A to Z with Energy! 

 

Study Guide for Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes
This study guide gives information about nursery rhymes and mythology, and offers activities based on artwork from the book.
Henry Herz | Shop Henry Herz’s books  

 

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Reading
A YouTube reading of Natasha Wing’s Christmas story, perfect for this pandemic holiday. Because, what else could go wrong in 2020?
Natasha Wing | Shop The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

 

 

Bilingual Learning at Home (Arabic/English)
Learn Arabic in a fun, interactive way. With stories, songs, and finger play.
Heba Abdelaal 

 

Make Winter Holiday Paper Dolls
Make paper dolls representing winter traditions and holidays from around the world with this project from the author of Emily’s Idea.
Christine Evans | Shop Emily’s Idea

 

Ramadan 
Free word search about Ramadan.
Heba Abdelaal 

 

 

Footprints in the Snow: A Movement Exploration Inspired by Winter
Winter provides endless inspiration for imaginative movement ideas. This activity addresses science, nurtures creativity, and encourages large motor skills practice.
Connie Bergstein Dow | Shop From A to Z with Energy!

 

Little Red Cuddlefish
This study guide includes information and activities about cuttlefish, tiger sharks, and Little Red Riding Hood.
Henry Herz | Shop Henry Herz’s books

 

 

A Reading of Picture Book I Hate Everyone from a Bookstore in Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne kids’ book expert Phil reads aloud I HATE EVERYONE, a picture book by Naomi Danis, illustrated by Cinta Arribas, narrated by a little girl who is full of emotions and not in the mood for her birthday party, but eventually changes her mind.
Naomi Danis | Shop I Hate Everyone

 

A Winter Dance Story: The Most Perfect Snowman
A dance story about the picture book The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt–a lively activity that’s perfect for an interactive winter story time.
Connie Bergstein Dow | Shop From A to Z with Energy!

 

Bird Count Picture Book, with a READ AND DANCE Lesson Plan
Susan Edwards Richmond wrote a beautiful picture book about the Audubon winter bird count, and I have created a playful movement activity about her story.
Connie Bergstein Dow | Shop From A to Z with Energy!

 

Seeds Home and Classroom Guide
A home/classroom-guide on the book SEEDS, to learn about the amazing power of seeds, and to discover that a smile is also a powerful seed.
Carme Lemniscates | Shop Seeds