Who doesn’t love a good craft, right? My students love to show off their creativity and skills with fun, hands-on crafts throughout the year. These winter craft ideas are no exception and perfect for December, January, and February. Winter is filled with tons of great inspiration when it comes to cute crafts. From snowflakes to holidays like Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day there is always something fun for your students to create! Check out some of my favorite fun and easy craft ideas you and your students will love creating during the winter months!
Why I Love Crafting in the Classroom
To someone who is not a teacher or a mom, crafts just look like a fun project. But there is so much learning our young students can do through crafts. 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 practice important fine motor skills, following directions, and even developing creative thinking.
Plus you can use those adorable crafts to decorate your classroom during the winter months. Here’s some of my favorite winter craft ideas that I know your students will love.
Christmas Tree Addition Craft
What is 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 craft is an engaging, hands-on way to help students see the concepts of addition in action. With basic addition problems, students will build the math problem in order to see the concept of combining to add.
But don’t worry . . . if your students aren’t ready for addition you can still complete this craft. Use the star on the top to represent the number and easily turn this fun winter craft into a counting activity!
Your students will love creating this number based Christmas tree and won’t even realize that they are strengthening those fine motor skills and follow step-by-step directions which we know can be a tough one for Kindergartners!
Use the provided ornament templates copied on different colors of paper for some extra cutting practice. Or let students choose from stickers, sequins, bingo daubers or buttons 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
Believe it or not, 2022 is right around the corner! After we survive the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is 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, plus a writing project all in one. Add it to your New Year bulletin board to kick the year off right!
This activity is simple for you to print out 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. I always love providing the body parts and hair in different colors so that students can create themsleves.
This is a low-prep craft that has everything students need to make a cute New Year’s craft. I know your students will love creating this New Year’s winter craft as much as mine do.
100th Day of School Craft
You made it through 100 days of school, which calls for a celebration! What better way to celebrate 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 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 100th Day of School Craft provides the opportunity for loads of creativity and it’s a great way to connect language arts with the craft.
These 100th Day of School crafts are the perfect addition to your 100th Day of School lesson plans!
Valentine’s Day Mailbox Craft
Valentine’s Day is a winter holiday that always gets students excited! It is filled with candy, fun Valentine cards, and treats.
This Valentine’s Day mailbox craft is a great way for your students to celebrate the holiday while also getting in a little name practice!
Students can write the letters of their names on their mailboxes or you can use the editable template to type them out. If your students have mastered their first name, this is a fun activity for incorporating the last name too!
Your students can cut and paste the craft and attach it 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.
BUT, why stop with just a craft! Glue this fun mailbox craft to paper bag or shoe box and allow it to become the “mailbox” for all of the Valentine’s Day cards they receive from their friends. It’s a great way to turn this craft into more. And I’m pretty sure that parents will appreciate not having to create a Valentine’s Day box at home. 🙂
Not all of the winter crafts are holiday based. There’s lots of fun you and your students can have with winter themes. From bundled up kids to penguins there’s an easy way to add some of these winter craft ideas into your day.
Fun Winter Crafts
You can find all of these winter crafts and more in the Winter Crafts Bundle. This bundle includes everything you need for 11 different winter crafts. Some are holiday related and some are just winter which makes them perfect for the entire season! Grab these winter craft ideas and make adding crafts to your lesson plans easy!
Save These Winter Craft Ideas for Later!
Make sure you save these fun, winter craft ideas to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can quickly and easily find them later.