Winter Literacy Activity for Preschoolers

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.

collage of blue and clear ice letters with text: Ice Letters Sensory Activity for PreschoolersI’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.

preschooler lining up colored ice letters on trayThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, please see my full disclosures.

colored ice letters scattered on plastic trayGet 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.

preschooler arranging colored ice letters on tray 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.

colored ice letters on trayKeep scrolling for more fun Winter-themed printables and activities that are perfect for you preschool-aged learners!

blue and clear colored ice letters scattered on plastic trayWinter 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.

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.

blue and clear colored ice letters arranged on tray to spell the word man Winter Literacy Activity for Preschoolers

What you’ll need

  • Silicone Letter Mold
  • Chunky Glitter and/or Sequins
  • Trays
  • Food Coloring
  • Water

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.

preschooler rearranging blue and clear colored ice on trayWe 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.

preschooler spelling with colored ice on plastic trayEither way, your preschool-aged learners will have lots of fun exploring these frozen letters while working on important early learning skills.

preschooler picking up colored ice lettersThe 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.

preschooler lining up blue and clear colored ice on plastic trayDon’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our safari preschool theme!

collage of blue and clear ice letters with text: Ice Letters Literacy Activity for Preschoolers