The preschoolers are very much filled with pent-up nervous energy. It is, therefore, necessary to engage them in some kind of physical/creative activity. Such activities help them develop their motor skills; this is very important for the physical and mental development of children. Even if the winter season is considered to be harsh, and limits free movement as in any other season, there are still many other activities that can be enjoyed by kids.
Preschool Winter Theme Activities
The preschoolers are a restless, active lot, who need exercise on a continual basis for their physical and mental development. The activities mentioned below, should serve this purpose.
Ice Skating: Ice skating is enjoyed by kids as well as adults. However, this activity can be specially used for the physical development of kids. It requires maintaining the balance while moving quickly. Kids can attend private or public sessions to learn the art of skating. These should help them in developing the confidence before participating in the activity.
Hiking Through Mud Puddles: The trails along mud puddles should be used to let them enjoy splashing and stomping in the damp and soggy surroundings. Kids love to go on such tours. Protected forest lands are suitable for taking the preschoolers on such hiking tours.
Sledding: This is a fun activity for kids of all ages. A nearby snow-clad mountain slope should be chosen for this activity. Children should be instructed to wear necessary protective clothing (including hand gloves and suitable footwear) for this activity.
Snow Play: The activity of playing in snow should be a nice way of releasing the pent-up energy. Snowball fights are very common. Not only those, but creating snowmen and other artworks out of snow should serve as a nice snow play activity.
Pin the Nose on Snowman: This is amongst the most fun things to do in winter, and most of us are aware of this game. This game can be played in groups; blindfold the players at the time of playing this game. Points can be awarded to those who pin the nose accurately.
The winter activities for preschoolers should also include a few educational games. Adding the fun quotient to such activities can make them enjoyable.
Winter Bulletin Board: Preparing a bulletin board with snowman as its theme should be a nice activity for the preschoolers. Different materials such as construction paper, cotton balls, markers, white paint, glue, and bulletin board, should be together used in making a snowman.
Winter Puzzle Games: These puzzle games can be created by means of images with a winter theme. Magazines or old books can be used to obtain such images. These images should then be marked in order to cut out pieces required for making puzzles. The pieces need to be cut properly, and used for playing the game.
Use the above mentioned activities to keep your toddlers entertained. They will ensure their physical as well as mental development.