If you’re looking for some fun and Wintry BOREDOM BUSTERS for your preschooler – today is the day to visit!
We’ve got “chilly” science, art, and sensory activities that can all be done in the comfort of a warm, cozy kitchen (bonus for those days when it’s too cold to head outdoors – like today in Ontario -18°C/-1°F with a windchill of -30°!).
Artistic Wintry Boredom Busters
Open-Ended Wintry Painting
You Will Need:
- Acrylic paint: white and a few different blues
- Silver sparkles
- A large paintbrush and a canvas or sturdy white paper
- A couple of pom poms and clothespegs to paint with
- (optional) Any other winter-themed small decorative objects and glue gun
To begin, I squirted some blue paint onto my son’s canvas and gave him the large brush. I suggested to him that he paint a wintry wonderland and this is what he created.
Last, I stuck a pom pom onto the end of a clothespeg and let my son dab white paint where he wanted onto the canvas. I’m thinking this would be a great way to make snowy looking trees, fields, snowmen, snowflakes, etc, but instead of making snowy-looking things, he created a white car (figures!).
After our painting was dry, we returned to it with a glue gun and my son added on some white and sparkly pom poms with my help. This painting is now a favourite on our mantelpiece!
Try some other wintry art ideas:
Sensory Snowman Art from Mini Monets and Mommies.
Waffle Snowman Art at Juggling Act Mama.
Scientific Wintry Boredom Busters
Bring some snow inside and have fun measuring its temperature with a thermometer as it melts, then comparing the temperatures to water from the tap, and then warm bath water.
You can also examine the snow with a magnifying glass and light (it looks very sparkly!)
You can even let it melt through a coffee filter and see how clean it is, then measure its pH with homemade Litmus paper.
Build Elsa’s Ice Palace from Left Brain Craft Brain.
Icy Hand Sensory Activity from Learning 2 Walk.
Sensory Wintry Boredom Busters
Put some snow into a large bin for your child to play with. Add some scoops, cups, a magnifying glass, and maybe even playdough tools and see what happens!
Other wintry sensory ideas:
Wintry Learning Sensory Bins from One Time Through.
Melting Bathtime Snow Globes from One Time Through.
Snow Playdough from One Time Through.
No Mess “Frozen” Sensory Play from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
Frozen Winter Sensory Bin from Learning 2 Walk.
One last idea:
Frozen Printable Learning Pack from Totschooling.
That’s it for this week! Hope you found some fun and “chilly” activities for the kids today. Thanks to all the bloggers who participated in our linky!
If you’re looking for other kids’ fun and educational Winter activities, be sure to follow our Pinterest board: Follow One Time Through’s board Winter Kids Crafts & Activities on Pinterest.
To a cold and fun Winter!
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Please visit my fabulous linky co-hosts to see other features this week:
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Frozen Inspired Play Activities for Kids
Left Brain Craft Brain – Paint Doctor
Totschooling – Snowman Learning Activities