The cold winter months are perfect for teaching little learners about snow, Arctic animals, snowmen! If you need fun ideas for your busy winter classroom, check out this list of STEM winter activities! We have collected the very best activities for your kindergarteners.
Winter STEM for Little Learners
I love this freebie from my friend Alex of The Kindergarten Connection! Winter Roll and Graph is a great way to keep your students excited in your math centers all winter long.
If you are looking for a hands on way for students to create this winter, try giving them an igloo building challenge! You’ll need marshmallows and toothpicks for this fun activity.
There have been so many great snowstorms this winter! Make your own snowstorm in a jar and help students see chemical reactions happen in a mesmerizing way!
Explore symmetry and science by with this easy snowflake creation challenge. Students will be asked to build their own snowflake out of simple shapes!
Create your own Arctic small world pretend play station with snow! Students are able to learn winter science vocabulary and learn more about Arctic animals in this hands on winter STEM center.
Oh no! Our snowman is melting! Explore chemistry with your students as they explore with fun melting snowmen!
Have you tried using trays in your STEM center? Grab toothpicks and marshmallows for this fun STEM snowflake challenge.
Keep kids moving this winter with a free, printable Arctic Animals Gross Motor Movement Game!
If you are looking for a great Valentine’s Day themed STEM activity, try this fun idea from The Kindergarten Connection. Alex have several amazing ideas for your Heart Engineers!
Go ice fishing with your students this winter! You can set up mini ice ponds in your classroom and explore how salt and ice react.
Little learners are so curious! Have they asked you about why they salt the roads when it’s supposed to snow? If so, give this exploring the effect of salt on ice activity. You’ll want to collect a couple extra materials before you give this one a try.
Introduce your students to squishy circuits this winter! You’ll need to order a couple extra materials, but this fun snowflake squishy circuit activity will be a classroom favorite for sure.
I think all students love hot chocolate and they will really LOVE exploring how water and milk react differently in their cup of hot cocoa! You’ll need a couple extra materials to make hot chocolate experiment a success.
How do polar bears stay warm? Try this Arctic animals experiment with your little learners. They will be able to FEEL how blubber helps Arctic animals survive all winter long.
If you love non fiction animal studies as much as I do, you’ll want to add this fun Penguin Animal Study to your winter STEM learning!
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