Kindergarten students love to show off their creativity and skills with fun, hands-on crafts throughout the year. Winter is no exception! The winter months are filled with tons of great inspiration when it comes to cute crafts. From snowflakes to holidays, there is always something fun for your students to create! Check out some of my favorite fun and easy Kindergarten Winter Craft Ideas that you and your students will love.
The Benefits of Kindergarten Crafts
A kindergarten craft might just look like a fun project, but there is so much learning that takes place as students assemble their creations. In addition to connecting crafts to academic concepts, crafts provide many different benefits to our students. Crafts are also a fantastic way for students to improve their fine motor skills, practice following directions, and even develop creative thinking skills. Plus you can use those adorable crafts to decorate your classroom during the winter months.
Winter Craft Ideas for Kindergarten
Here are some of my favorite kindergarten winter craft ideas that I know your students will love. You can space these out throughout the months of December, January, and February to keep your students engaged in skill practice all winter long!
Christmas Tree Addition Craft
What’s better than a cute Christmas craft? A Christmas craft that teaches skills in a fun way, of course!
These Christmas tree addition crafts are a great way to combine the fun of a craft with a basic math lesson. This activity is an engaging, hands-on way to help students see the concepts of addition in action. Students will add ornaments to the tree in order to model an addition problem that totals the sum on the star.
You can still use this craft in your classroom if your students aren’t quite ready for addition practice. This activity can be modified for counting practice instead.
Your students will love creating this number-based Christmas tree and won’t even realize that they are strengthening their fine motor skills and following step-by-step directions.
To create the ornaments, you can use the provided templates copied onto different colors of paper for some extra cutting practice. Or let students choose from stickers, sequins, bingo daubers, or buttons to use as their ornaments.
These Christmas trees are adorable and look great stapled to a winter background and displayed on a classroom or hallway bulletin board.
New Year’s Winter Craft
After you survive the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time to jump into a new year!
Help students celebrate a new year of possibility and fun with this adorable New Year winter craft and writing project. This is such a cute craft for students to complete, plus it allows students to brainstorm their goals for the new year!
This New Year’s craft combines fun crafting and a writing project all in one. Add it to your New Year bulletin board to start the year on the right foot!
This activity is simple to prep and is the perfect opportunity for your students to practice their fine motor skills.
Your students will cut out the parts they need from the printed pages, and then glue them onto a colorful sheet of construction paper. You can provide several options for hair and skin color so that your students’ crafts can look like them!
100th Day of School Craft
Making it through 100 days of school is always a cause for celebration! What better way to commemorate 100 days of learning than with a cute craft?
As with all the craft activities, in this resource you will find:
- Craft templates to draw or trace onto colored paper
- Step-by-step directions with pictures
- Writing templates
This resource includes a variety of 100th Day of School writing prompts. You can choose the one that you like, let students choose, or do them all and staple them at the top to create a 100th Day mini-book! The writing prompts include:
- “On the 100th day of school, I feel…”
- “When I am 100…”
- “If I had $100 I would…”
- “I wish I had 100…”
This fun winter craft encourages students to be creative while incorporating language arts in an engaging way.
Winter Buddies Craft
While the weather is cold, your students can write about their favorite winter activities and then create a fun craft to go with it. Students can create winter buddies to hold their writing project by using construction paper and pom poms. You can provide a variety of colors so students can choose their favorite combinations.
These adorable winter buddies look great on a bulletin board during the winter months and provide a much-needed burst of color to your classroom or hallway. Students are always so excited to find their crafts on display!
Valentine’s Day Mailbox Craft
Valentine’s Day is a winter holiday that you can count on to bring a flurry of excitement to the classroom! Students always look forward to exchanging cards and treats.
This Valentine’s Day mailbox craft is a great way for your students to celebrate the holiday while also practicing their names!
Students can write the letters of their names on their mailboxes or you can use the editable template to type the letters onto the small envelopes. If your students have mastered their first name, you could incorporate last name practice instead!
After students cut and paste the pieces of craft, you can attach the mailbox to a piece of construction paper to send home after your class party. Or, if you are looking for a super cute bulletin board display, hang them up in your classroom for everyone to enjoy!
You could also put this craft to use instead of hanging it on the wall. Students can glue their mailbox craft to a paper bag or shoe box and use it as the “mailbox” for all of the Valentine’s Day cards they receive from their friends. The families of your students will probably appreciate not having to create a Valentine’s Day box at home.
If you’re planning a penguin thematic unit in your classroom this winter, check out this craft idea! This dual-purpose activity is a great way to let students summarize everything they’ve learned about penguins.
Students can complete the All About Penguins book included with this resource and then attach it to a cute penguin craft.
Printable Winter Crafts for Kindergarten
You can find all of these winter crafts (and more!) in the Winter Crafts Bundle. This bundle includes everything you need to create 11 different crafts this winter. Some are holiday-related, but many are not and can be used throughout the season. Just click below to take a closer look at all of the kindergarten winter crafts included in this bundle.
Save These Kindergarten Winter Craft Ideas
Make sure you save these kindergarten winter craft ideas to your favorite classroom Pinterest board. You’ll be able to quickly and easily find this post when you’re looking for kindergarten crafts to use during the winter months.