Practice important language and literacy skills with your little learners using this Winter Literacy Activity for Preschoolers. This engaging and hands-on sensory activity is perfect for your next Winter preschool theme.
I’m so excited to share this Winter Literacy Activity for Preschoolers with you! We love ice activities! There are so many fun and educational things you can do with silicone molds and food coloring and today’s sparkly ice letters are no exception.
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Get your little learners excited about learning letters and letter sounds with this adorable Winter literacy activity. Both preschoolers and kindergartners will have a wonderful time practicing phonics skills and spelling words while learning about ice and snow.
If you’re interested in even more cool pre-reading lesson tips and activity ideas, then definitely check out our Summer Literacy Activity for Preschoolers.
Keep scrolling for more fun Winter-themed printables and activities that are perfect for you preschool-aged learners!
Winter Worksheets for Preschoolers
We love cutting and pasting and of course coloring too! Practice important math and literacy concepts while encouraging fine motor skills using these Winter Worksheets for Preschoolers.
- Letter and number discrimination is lots of fun for preschoolers and kindergartners with these Free Printable Winter Literacy Worksheets.
- These Winter Counting Worksheets are a great way to work on counting 0-10, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition with your little learners.
- Practice pre-writing skills with your preschoolers in lots of fun ways with these Free Printable Winter Tracing Worksheets for Preschool.
- Grab these Free Printable Winter Cut and Paste Worksheets to practice putting snowmen in order from shortest to tallest.
And of course, don’t forget to add a few of your favorite Winter read alouds! After all, reading to your little learners is one of the most important things you can do to encourage language and literacy skills.
Winter Literacy Activity for Preschoolers
What you’ll need
- Silicone Letter Mold
- Chunky Glitter and/or Sequins
- Food Coloring
Here’s how to do it
- Sprinkle chunky glitter and/or sequins in each section of your silicone mold. Add water and food coloring.
- Place the silicone letter mold in the freezer for several hours until completely frozen.
- Carefully remove the frozen letters from the silicone mold and place them directly onto a tray.
- Encourage children to explore letter sounds and word building with the colored ice.
We experimented quite a bit with different types of glitter. We found that chunky glitter was a lot less messy, but you could also use sequins to make your frozen letters sparkle. Another option is using small pompoms, which is what we did for our Frozen Objects STEAM Winter Preschool Activity.
Either way, your preschool-aged learners will have lots of fun exploring these frozen letters while working on important early learning skills.
The little guy and baby girl had a wonderful time practicing phonics skills using these colored ice letters and I’m sure your little learners will too. This activity is perfect for working on letter recognition and even spelling words in an engaging and hands-on way.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our safari preschool theme!