Preschool Class Themes: Winter-Part One

winter animals in winter

I am getting sooo excited for my upcoming classes!  I have lined up all of my themes for the next 16 weeks, starting in January.  I thought that I would share some of the winter-themed ideas that I am planning to do to help promote early learning for my preschoolers.

First, I wanted to find some winter-themed songs.  Here are a few:

Snow is Falling all Around

(Sung To: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Snow is falling all around,

Falling, falling, to the ground.

I catch snowflakes on my tongue.

Building snowmen is such fun.

Snow is falling all around

Falling, falling, to the ground.

Dance Like Snowflakes

(To the Tune of Are you sleeping)

Dance Like Snowflakes

Dance Like Snowflakes

In the air

In the air

Whirling, Twirling snowflakes

Whirling, Twirling snowflakes

Here and there

Here and there

Next, I wanted to find some books that I would use to help teach about winter, snowmen, bears, and animal tracks.  Here is a list that I put together:

  • Snowmen books: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams, Little Snowman: Finger Puppet Book By ImageBooks Staff, Snowballs
  • Winter Clothing: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
by Audrey & Don Wood, Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
by Nancy White Calstrom
  • Winter Animal Books:Animals in Winter By Henrietta Bancroft, Little Fern’s First Winter by Jane Simmons, In The Snow: Who has been here? By Lindsay Barrett George, The Polar Bear Son By Lydia Dabcovich, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

winter polar bear son winter little fern winter hungry bear winter bear hunt

Next, in part two, I will bring you different winter crafts, so stay tuned!

7 thoughts on “Preschool Class Themes: Winter-Part One

  1. I LOVE the songs you wrote! I’m definitely going to teach them to my kiddos when we do “S is for Snow” week in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait to see the winter crafts. Thanks so much for posting this. You have such creative and fun ideas 🙂

    • Yeah, I wish I was that creative! The author is unknown, I found them online. There are a bunch of different versions of these songs and many other winter songs. I am trying to find the songs that I think are easiest for kids to sing and parents to remember to they can sing them outside of class. Thanks for the comment!

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