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Jan 11

Snow Much Fun: Winter Activity Kit

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Celebrate winter with these activities for preschoolers and a list of wintry picture booksWe're celebrating all things winter this January. Preschoolers can stop by the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries to pick up your very own "Snow Much Fun" activity kit. The kit will be available while supplies last between Monday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 16. The kits include a craft, coloring page, sticker and booklist. Can't make it to the library before we run out of kits? Don't worry. In today's blog post we will share the kit's book list, as well as links to some of our favorite winter activities and coloring pages. Check out the content below.

Snow Much Fun Activities

Check out this list of amazing winter activities from preschoolers, provided by the Fun Learning for Kids blog. From decorating snowflakes to creating a blizzard lava lamp experiment to a Penguin counting mat, this list has something for every interest. While you craft, you can teach your child some wintry variations on favorite songs with this list of Winter Songs for Preschoolers.

Finally, don't miss this Snowman coloring sheet, featuring a unique animal: the alpaca!

Snow Much Fun Books
Check out our Winter Reads list of picture books for some great books for preschoolers available from YCPL. Our top three favorites are below:

  • If It's Snowy and You Know It, Clap your Paws! by Kim NormanIf it is snow and you know it book cover
    Summary: This humorous variation on the classic song "If You're Happy and You Know It" introduces a group of adorable animals playing joyfully in the snow. They tumble on the tundra, catch snowflakes on their tongues, sculpt snow critters, and make a frosty fort. But can they go with the flow when their wild adventure drifts in a surprising direction?
  • Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol
    Summary: In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
  • Bear's Winter Party by Deborah Hodge
    Summary: Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. Bear springs into action and comes up with a festive plan to make friends with all the other forest creatures by throwing a party before he hibernates for the winter.

Want more library fun? Check out the YCPL YouTube Channel to catch a Snowy Story Time, as well as other great digital content from YCPL staff.