Winter Activities to do at home!
Winter is upon us and with it comes time that you could be stuck inside because of the weather! Forecast for the upcoming weekend has some flakes! Activities to keep you busy are a great way to get through those snowy days!
We have put together some activities that can be done in the comfort of your own home and can incorporate some of your language and/or articulation targets!
Then you can make this polar bear craft! First, just paint your child’s hand and lay on a piece of paper. Throughout the craft you can talk about the color of the polar bear, what the paint feels like, the body parts, and where the polar bear lives! If you child doesn’t love paint on their hands, this is a great opportunity to experiment with other tools to paint with (e.g. sponges, Q-tips, cotton balls). They will explore other textures while getting a little more comfortable being around the wet paint!
- Who doesn’t love some hot cocoa on a cold day?! Make these hot cocoa craft (or some real hot cocoa) and talk about the steps you took to make it, what it tastes like, and looks like! If you have tongs, have your child work on fine motor skills by using the tongs to pick up the marshmallow/puff balls!
- There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed Some Snow is a great book! You can talk about the sequencing of events, the characteristics and categories of the things she ate, and think of other silly holiday things she could have eaten! When you’re finished reading, try making some easy homemade snow: Pour one cup of baking soda in a bowl and add in shaving cream slowly until you get the snow consistency that you like. Add Little People characters, sleds, and trees for a fun play scene!
Winter Books that are great for kids!
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Mitten by Jan Brett
- The Hat by Jan Brett
- Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand – A great wordless picture book to make up your own story!