Winter Activities

The weather outside may be frightful, but with inclusive winter activities from Scholastic Resource Bank, it’s easy to keep children engaged and the festive spirit alive!

Winter Crafts

Add some winter sparkle to your setting with these fun craft ideas!

Christmas crafts around the world
Resource Bank: Early Years members can cover the Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design criteria by introducing Christmas crafts from around the world. Discover the Caga Tió from Catalonia and Germany’s Christmas Pickle with these fun and easy craft ideas, suitable for children aged 2 and over! Click here to read the article.

Graphic Xmas tree

Resource Bank: Primary members can use this fantastic article to bring winter to life in their classrooms! Children can take inspiration from three artists’ impressions of winter to create their own artwork.

As well as providing a fun seasonal activity, pupils will learn about observational drawings, mixing tones, symmetry and using ICT.

Download the article here.

Winter around the World

Salzburg Christmas

Use this free article to explore December festivals from around the world. Each event is paired with engaging and educational activities – use a Swiss chocolate festival as a starting point for making sweet treats or create junk models inspired by Mexico’s Night of the Radishes festival!

Read the full article here.

Early Years Activities

Talk about... winter

Develop speaking and listening skills with the simple winter-themed questions on these cards. Each prompt encourages children to think about themselves and the world around them!

Download the cards here.
Winter Activity Mat

Use this Early Years Winter Seasonal Maths Activity Mat to practise a variety of maths skills from basic counting, reading numbers, adding, subtracting and doubling numbers, using number lines, and working out number problems, through to comparing sizes and measuring, recognising shapes, creating patterns and symmetry, and handling money.
Winter - activities

This free resource provides a variety of cross-curricular activity ideas on the theme of winter! Each activity is linked to the EYFS Areas of Learning and Development.

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Find more free and member-only winter activities for EYFS on Scholastic Resource Bank.

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Primary Activities

'Winter' illustrated poem

Use this beautiful poem – which depicts the sights and sounds of winter – to inspire your class to take inspiration from this season for their poetry writing.

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Interactive storybook - The Winter Cabin

Settle down and share this wintry tale with your class. This interactive storybook is also paired with free linked activities to encourage comprehension and creativity!

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Winter wonderland - sounds and images

Play these wintry images and sounds to inspire children’s creative writing this season. To help guide your pupils through the lesson, try out these linked activities too!

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Find more free and member-only winter activities for Primary on Scholastic Resource Bank.

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