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Winter Books for Preschoolers

Snuggle up with these 20 Winter Books for Preschoolers that will delight, amuse, and teach kids of all ages during December, January, and February. From winter preschool books about snow, snowmen, animals in winter, cold lady who swallowed, and more these delightful stories are sure to engage yoru child. These winter books for kids are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students!

Snuggle up with these 20 Winter Books for Preschoolers that will delight, amuse, and teach kids of all ages during December, January, and February. From winter preschool books about snow, snowmen, animals in winter, cold lady who swallowed, and more these delightful stories are sure to engage yoru child. These winter books for kids are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students!

Winter Books for Preschoolers

Winter brings lots of changes to nature, and also offers all kinds of opportunities for playing in the snow. This list of winter books for preschoolers includes stories about snow day play, animals preparing for hibernation, and the many changes in nature that winter brings. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love these beautiful illustrations and well-written winter books for kids from toddlers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students.

Winter preschool books


Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter was written and illustrated by Kenard Pak. This beautifully illustrated book follows a brother and sister as they wander through town, noting the changes in nature that signal the start of winter.


The Snowy Day was written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. This classic tale follows a young boy named Peter as he wakes up on a snowy morning, and spends the day exploring the snow covered world around him.


Snow was written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Lauren Stringer. This lyrical book celebrates the different types of snowfall and the emotions that can accompany each one.


There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow was written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This fun addition to the There Was An Old Lady series follows a cold woman as she swallows snow and other winter related objects, leading to a funny ending.

Winter stories for preschoolers


Snow was written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz. This story follows a young boy and his dog as they try to convince the people around them that one snowflake will lead to something amazing.


The Snowy Nap was written and illustrated by Jan Brett. Hedgie knows that winter is coming, but he doesn’t want to miss all the winter fun by hibernating. So he decides to stay up. Luckily, a little girl named Lisa finds him before a snowstorm puts him in danger, and gives him a chance to experience winter safely. Check out these fun activities to pair with the story!


Snowmen at Night was written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. This creative story explores the question about what happens to the snowmen in our yards when we go to sleep at night. The rhyming text is paired with adorable illustrations of friendly and happy snowmen.


Little Owl’s Snow was written and illustrated by Divya Srinivasan. Join Little Owl as he navigates his first winter along with his friend Raccoon. When he starts to miss his hibernating friend, his mother reminds him that Spring will return soon enough. Pair the story with these fun activities!


Let It Snow was written and illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. This book introduces little ones to the winter season and all of the fun activities that they can enjoy during the snowy months. The book uses large, simple text and brightly colored illustrations to engage young readers.

Winter books for kids


Winter Dance was written by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Richard Jones. Follow the fox as he talks to other animals in the woods and learns about the ways that they prepare for the winter months.


Bunny Slopes was written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. This interactive book encourages the reader to help the bunny in the story to ski down the mountain. The text asks the reader to flip, turn, and manipulate the book to help the bunny with his task.


Frederick was written and illustrated by Leo Lionni. Frederick is a little mouse who is preparing for winter. However, while his friends gather food and prepare their home, Frederick is busy collecting words and memories. But in the gray days of winter, they may find his warm memories to be more helpful than they thought.


Bear Has a Story to Tell was written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This sweet book follows a cute bear who just wants to share a story with his friends. but they are all busy preparing for winter. When they all wake up after hibernating, will he remember the story?


The Mitten Tree was written by Candace Christiansen and illustrated by Elaine Greenstein. This touching book tells the story of Sarah, a little old woman who watches the young children playing at the bus stop and decides to make a pair of mittens for the young boy who doesn’t have any. Her kind act begins a game between her and the children, and teaches a sweet lesson on kindness and giving without recognition.

winter books for children


Snowballs was written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. The text uses simple text and Ehlert’s collage style illustrations to show young kids how found objects can help them to create fun snow friends.


First Snow was written by Nancy Viau and illustrated by Talitha Shipman. This story follows a young brother and sister as they venture out on the first snowy day to explore and play. Pair this book with these fun snow themed activities!


The Biggest Snowman Ever was written by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett. This winter themed follow up to The Biggest Pumpkin Ever follows the little mice Clayton and Desmond as they vow to make the biggest snowman ever.


The Night Before the Snow Day was written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer. This spin on the classic Christmas poem follows a young girl as she prepares for a possible snow day the next day.


Winter is Here was written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. This book uses simple language and beautifully painted illustrations to explore the beauty of the winter season.


Pete the Cat: Snow Daze was written and illustrated by James Dean. When school is cancelled, Pete the Cat heads out to play in the snow, but he soon starts to wonder if there is such a thing as too many snowy days.

Easy to make snowman puffy paint recipe  glue snowman craft for kids  Snow Volcano - Clever winter science experiment for kids of all ages  I love using a variety of different materials to make really fun, pretty, and unique craft projects with kids. So as the seasons begin to change, I decided to make a fun tree craft for preschoolers. For these tree crafts for kids we used paint swatches to get different shades and colors to make a fun effect with our tree arts and crafts. You can turn this into a pretty winter craft for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders or a colorful fall craft if you prefer.

Winter Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun winter crafts and winter activities for kids of all ages? Don’t miss these winter activity ideas!

Melting-Snowman  exploding-snowman-winter-science-experiment  Whether it's cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  snowman science-errupting winter science experiment

Winter Science

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

If you are looking for fun, creative snowman craft ideas, you will love this adorable snowman suncatcher craft. This winter craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to make this cute paper plate snowman project! Snowman Wreath Craft This outrageously FUN snowman activity is a combination craft, activity, and winter stem activities too! This snowman launcher is simple to make and loads of fun as a snowman activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and up! Follow our step-by-step how to make a snowball launcher for an adorable snowman craft and winter activities for preschoolers in January! Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You've got to try these winter craft ideas!

Preschool Winter Crafts

FREE Winter Worksheets for preschoolers - kids will have fun practicing counting, tracing letters, matching uppercase and lower case letters, and more with these super cute snowman, snowflake, snowball, igloo themed toddler, perschool and kindergarten age worksheets to make learning fun.  FREE Winter themed Alphabet Matching - this educational winter activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids working on matching upper and lowercase letters and practicing matching beginning sounds #beginningsounds #winterprintables 3prek Snow Globe Letter Find Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids Beginning sounds worksheets can be so dull for our preschool kiddos, but they don't have to be. Engage your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child in a fun winter printables that is an abc game where they unknowingly practice early literacy skills. Your child will love "racing" you to the end as you try to get your polar bear back to his den in this alphabet games. This is a great game to add to your list of winter activities for preschoolers. Simply print pdf file with alphabet games for kids and you are ready to practice letter recognition and phonemic awareness with young kids.

Winter Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources! Plus don’t miss these winter books for preschoolers.

Counting snowman Activity - super cute snowman craft and math activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners all in one! Includes free printable snowman template #snowmancraft #snowmanactivity #snowmanmath #counting #preschoolers FREE Snowman Printable Shape Puzzles - this fun winter theme shape activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age kids to learn to identify shapes for kids and learn their names. #shapes #preschoolmath #snowmanprintable #education FREE Snowman Coloring Pages - toddler, prek, and kindergarten age kids will have fun with these winter coloring sheets that help them learn new vocabulary, work on alphabet words, and strengthen fine motor skilsl too. Perfect educational activity that is NO PREP and perfect for cold snowy days #preschool #coloringsheets #winterprintables #snowmanprintables FREE Beginning Sounds Snowmen - help prek and kindergarten age kids work on phonemic awareness with this free printable, hands on educational activity for winter. Perfect for literacy center or extra practcie at home #preschool #snowmanprintable #beginningsounds

Snowman Printables

FREE Winter Playdough Cards - toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids will have fun strengthening fine motor skills and building vocabulary while making winter themed objects out of play doh using these playdough mats #playdough #winterprintables #preschool FREE Winter Counting Practice - Young learners will have fun practicing counting to 10 with this FREE printable, hands on winter Counting Practice using cotton ball snowballs. #wintercounting #preschool #preschoolmath #wintertheme FREE Winter Snapcube Printables - these free printable pattern block templates are a fun preschool math activity for winter! LOW PREP and perfect for january themes and math centers with preschoolers and kindergartners #wintermath #snapcubes #education #preschool #kindergarten

Winter Activities for Preschoolers

Prehistoric dinos are fascinating to kids of all ages! So we picked some of our favorite Dinosaur Books for Preschoolers so you'd have a quick, go-to list of dinosaur children's book suggestions for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. So whether you use these dinosaur books for kids along with a dinosaur theme or as bedtime stories, these lovely illustrations and delightful tales are sure to be a hit! Kids of all ages are fascinated by big trucks and construction vehicles! These construction books for preschoolers are a great way to learn about a variety of diggers, plows, concrete mixers, lifts, and more while expanding vocabulary and literacy skills too. So pick up some of these fun children's books about construction vehicles and you are ready to cuddle up and read! Children's books about colors are a fun way to introduce young readers to the concepts of colors and color mixing. This list of color books for preschoolers includes all kinds of stories featuring fun characters, creative stories, and brightly colored illustrations. These color picture books are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

Preschool Book Lists

If you are looking for more fun-to-read preschool book lists with picture books picked out for your preschoolers, don’t miss these great picks:

Plus don’t miss our MANY preschool worksheets, fun alphabet printables, hands-on preschool math, clever ideas to learn colors, complete preschool themes, lots of playdoh mats, cute preschool crafts, and fantastic preschool books on our Preschool Play and Learn website.

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Vickie

Vicki is a former teacher who blogs about reading, kid’s activities and children’s books at Babies to Bookworms. She is a stay at home mom to her two year old daughter – a budding bookworm as well! Vicki aims to help parents, teachers and caregivers to get kids interested in reading and learning with fun activities and great books.

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