Week Theme Centers Reading Work Tasks
Writing: New Year's Resolutions--
Children write plans for the new year on
this hat shaped paper. They can then
color it, cut it out and attach a pompom
to the top.
Shaker Bottles--collect empty soda Art: Print calendar pages for the current year. Have
bottles (16 or 20 oz works best). students color and sequence the pages. This site has some
Students put confetti, glitter, and cute printable calendars:
water in the bottles.
Math: Missing Numbers Calendar--
Children cut and glue the numbers to
complete the calendar. The easier
version has all numbers filled in; children
simply need to match the numbers.
Missing Number Calendar
Missing Number Calendar-
Art: Coffee Filter snowflakes--Have
students fold the filters into fourths or
eighths (depending on student skill
level). Have students cut triangle shapes
out of edges. Open filters and have
children apply glitter. Art: Craft Stick snowflake--students glue 3 craft sticks
together to form an asterisk shape. Then they paint glue
on the sticks and cover with fake snow or glitter
Snowball Colors--Crumble white trash
ABC: Winter Word Building--Fill a pan with fake snow (or
bags into balls and secure with clear Winter's
use the sensory table). Hide magnetic letters or letter
tape. Add a colored dot to each Gift tiles in the snow. Students find letters and use them to
snowball. Label laundry baskets with
spell the winter words.
2 color words. Line the baskets up on on (provided by
side of the carpet and have students Baltimore Math: Symmetrical Snowflakes--Students sort the
stand on the other. Students throw County Public snowflakes to show if the red line is a line of symmetry.
snowballs into the correct baskets.
Science: Snowflake Memory--Students turn the cards
Math: upside down and take turns turning over 2 cards to make
Snowmen Buttons--Students read the
numbers/number words on the
snowmen's hats and place the correct
number of buttons on each.
Writing: Winter Fun Book
Math: Snowman Adding
ABC: Snowmen--match words and
pictures or letters and pictures
ABC: Beginning and Ending Sound work mats
Students trace and cut out a bear head.
Then they write one fact about bears on Math: Teddy Bear Activities (patterning, sorting, adding--
the lined paper and glue it to the bear. Bear Facts see Math Center Activities)
(provided by Science: Animal Babies Memory (see Science Center
Schools) Science: Animal Tracks Matching--Print both pages and
cut the cards apart.
Winter-The Mitten Writing: Mitten Letter Sequence--Students write the
lowercase letters in order
Writing: Winter Scarves--Provide a
sheet of paper (approx. 11x18) for each ABC: Mitten Match file folder game from Preschool
child. Draw horizontal lines on the paper Printables (print one set of colored mittens and one set of
for writing. Hole punch three holes along black and white mittens with the color words to make a
each side and tie pieces of yarn. color word game).
Students write winter sentences on the
paper. *This is a good activity to have Math: Mitten Pattern Book--This booklet will print 2 per
volunteers prep--a bit of work but it page. Students color the mittens in the given pattern and
makes a nice hall display* then complete the sentences describing their patterns.
Art: Symmetrical Mittens--Have The Mitten
students decorate the mittens with a
variety of craft materials...any design is (provided by
fine but both mittens must be the same! Baltimore
I provide whatever left over craft County Public
materials I have--foam shapes, ribbon, Schools)
felt/material, sequins, even wrapping
ABC: Mitten Match--I provide two
versions of this for students at
different levels. For both, you will need
a length of string to tie to table legs to
create a clothesline. Version 1: Students
match the uppercase letters on the
clothespins to the lowercase letters on
the mittens and hang on the clothesline
in ABC order. Version 2: Students match
the CVC words on the clothespins to
pictures on the mittens and hang on the
Snowflake Adding: Prepare 12x18 sheets
of black or blue paper by drawing 4
columns on each. Write a simple addition
problem at the top of each column (or
print and stick on labels). Provide
students with pieces of sponge (use
clothespins to hold the sponges to keep
hands cleaner). Students "draw to solve"
by stamping snowflakes with the
sponges to find the answers. *This can
be adapted to use with numbers/number
words if students are not ready for
ABC: ABC Order Race--Using magnetic letters or letter
Art: Marshmallow Snowmen--Precut a tiles, students race against a timer to put the letters in
large marshmallow into 3 sections for order. I use sand timers.
each child. Children glue the pieces to
black paper to form a snowman. They
The Jacket Math: Snowball Counting (see Math Center Activities)
can add details like hats cut from paper,
mini craft stick arms, and cotton for I Wear in Science: Season Sort (see science center activities)
snow the Snow
ABC/Writing: Winter Clothes Beginning Sounds--Students
Writing: My Winter Clothes Flap Book-- (provided by use letter tiles or letter stamps to show the beginning
Copy both sheets of clothing and 2 lined Baltimore sounds
papers for each child. Place one sheet of County Public
lined paper under each clothing sheet Schools)
and staple both to a 12x18 sheet so that
an entire picture is visible. Cut along the
lines so that each piece of clothing is
separate. Children lift the flaps and Additional
write about their own winter clothing Ideas at The
and color the pictures to match. Toddler
ABC: Vowel Sort Snowflakes--Students
sort the pictures on the snowflakes by
the vowel sound.
Snowman Vowel Sort Worksheet
Math: Snowman Number/Set Match:
Students match the numbers on the
hats to the buttons on the snowmen.