This felt winter activity for preschoolers is not only a fun activity when it’s too cold to play outside, but doubles as a reading comprehension activity. Kids of all ages can benefit from this winter felt play activity, however, I think it suits preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary aged kids best. Toddlers may need some assistance with this winter felt activity. You can even try out this felt winter craft at home or in the classroom!
Felt Play Winter Activity For Preschoolers
Are you looking for a quiet inside winter activity to occupy your child? Making a winter scene with a felt play set is sure to keep your child busy for a while. You can even sneak in a little learning, too. We love sneaky learning at Kids Activities Blog!
All you need are different colors of felt and scissors for this activity. Talk to your child about what kinds of things she would like in her winter scene. This is a great time to talk about what we see in winter or activities that happen in winter.
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Supplies Needed For This Felt Winter Activity
How To Do This Fun Winter Activity
Let your child pick out their favorite winter or holiday story and read it to them.
Pick out a scene that is their favorite!
Take your scissors, and cut out the images, shapes, and pictures you need to recreate the scene.
Take a sheet of plain felt and then put those pieces on it to recreate the story scene.
Make other scenes using your felt pieces.
Our Experience With This Winter Activity For Preschoolers
We’ve been playing with felt a lot lately. I made felt cupcakes for my friends’ daughter and a nativity story to go along with The Birds of Bethlehem. I love how forgiving felt is. You can easily cut out your shapes and trim until you are satisfied. Felt won’t fray, so there’s no sewing involved (unless you want to add decorative details!). The best part about felt is that it sticks to itself. This is what makes it perfect for a quiet time activity.
We made our winter scene a Christmas scene and included a Christmas tree, presents, and a snowman.
I tried to use as many shapes as possible. I made the Christmas tree out of three green triangles. The ornaments and snowman are made of circles. The presents are rectangles and squares. While your child is creating, ask her about the shapes and colors she’s using. What shape is this? What color is the tree? Can you find the star?
What else could we add to the scene? How about a sled, a hill, snowballs, an igloo, or children? What would you add?
Some Of Our Favorite Winter and Christmas Book To Recreate With This Winter Activity
Looking for some great stories to read to your children so they can recreate fun scenes with this winter activity? We got you! These are some of our most favorite winter and holiday stories:
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- Let your child pick out their favorite winter or holiday story and read it to them.
- Pick out a scene that is their favorite!
- Take your scissors, and cut out the images, shapes, and pictures you need to recreate the scene.
- Take a sheet of plain felt and then put those pieces on it to recreate the story scene.
- Make other scenes using your felt pieces.
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How did your felt winter activity turn out? Which book scenes did your little one recreate?