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43+ Best January Crafts for Kids

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Fun Winter Crafts

This massive list of easy craft ideas are fun projects to do with your younger children or students this winter season.

In this list of January crafts, I’ve also included how you can incorporate more language into these activities. In addition, you can use many of these crafts to work on fine motor skills.

Cute Winter Crafts

Learn how to make a super cute simple winter craft during these winter months.

These easy winter kids crafts are for kids of all ages. So if you have older children or younger kids at home there should be a craft below for everyone to enjoy.

Easy Crafts

I’m excited to share these simple ideas that are perfect for your young kids on those cold days.

You can start by picking out a simple project below.

Popsicle Sticks

1. Popsicle Stick Snowman Craft

Here is a fun way to create a snowman using a popsicle stick for the body.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation – S-Blends:

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their s-blend sounds. They could request items: (sentence level or word level)

  • Stick
  • Snowman’s hat
  • Snowman’s buttons
  • Snowman’s scarf
  • Snowman’s googly eyes
  • Snowman’s nose
  • Smile

Then they could share their snowman with someone else. (conversational level)

Supplies:

  • Craft foam sheets or paper in white, black, and orange
  • Jumbo popsicle stick
  • While chalk paint
  • Patterned washi tape
  • Patterned pipe cleaners
  • Colored buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Black markers 
  • Pencil and paintbrush
  • Scissors and glue

See the full tutorial here at Artsy Craftsy Mom.

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2. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft

This is a fun and simple craft sure to get your kiddos talking. 

Speech and Language Ideas:

Requesting:

This activity would be perfect for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have the blue button?”
  • “I want the pink glitter.”

Describing:

In addition, this activity would be good for working on describing.

To help with this skill you could use a describing board with different colors, shapes, sizes and help the child or student describe what they want.

  • Name the item
  • Identify colors
  • Identify shapes
  • Identify sizes
  • Identify how it feels
  • Identify the category

Supplies:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Liquid school glue
  • Glitter (assorted)
  • Adhesive pearls
  • Adhesive diamonds
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • Buttons (assorted)

See the full tutorial here at Toddler at Play.

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Pipe Cleaners

3. Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

This is a fun and simple craft that is sure to get your kiddos talking.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Following Directions:

This is a great craft for working on following directions. It might be helpful to print out the pictures showing the steps to follow. You can give the following directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps.

  • One-step directions: “Twist the pipe cleaner on right here.”
  • Two-step directions: “Grab two of the longest pipe cleaners and twist them together in the center.
  • Three-step directions: “Grab one 6” pipe cleaner and twist it on. Then grab one 3” pipe cleaner. 

Supplies:

  • Pipe cleaner in “snowy” winter colors like white, iridescent, silver, or blue.
  • Heavy-duty scissors
  • White thread
  • Optional: Beads big enough to be threaded onto the pipe cleaners

See the full tutorial here at Michigan Mama News.

4. Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

This is one of those easy winter crafts that your kiddos are sure to enjoy.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Initial B & Final D

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their initial B sound or final D sound. They could request beads: (word level, phrase level, or sentence level)

  • “bead” – while pointing to the bead or color they want (word level)
  • “pink bead” (phrase level)
  • “Can I have a pink bead?” (sentence level)

Requesting:

This activity would be perfect for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a blue bead?”
  • “I want the pink bead.”

Supplies:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic pony beads
  • Snowflake beads
  • Sticker rhinestone

See the full tutorial here at One Little Project.

Cotton Balls

5. Cotton Ball Polar Bear Craft

This polar bear craft looks like so much fun for your littles.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This cotton ball activity would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” the cotton balls by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” a cotton ball. 

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category the polar bear is in (an arctic animal) as well as identify other animals in the arctic animal’s category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: forest animal, ocean animal, arctic animal, or  jungle animal
  • Identify animals in the arctic category: monkey, penguin, black bear, snowy owl, camel, walrus, elephant, arctic fox, beluga whale, alligator
cotton-ball-polar-bear

Supplies:

  • Free printable cotton ball polar bear template
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Black pom-pom
  • Black pipe cleaner

See the full tutorial here at Mom Brite.

january-crafts-for-kids
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6. Winter Hats Craft for Kids

Winter activities such as making snow hats are always a fan favorite.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Medial L & Final L

This craft would be great for working on the L sound in the words color and ball. You can use a sentence phrase for them to practice their L sounds.

  • “Can I have the color….?”
  • “I need a cotton ball.” (have them request each cotton ball one at a time for additional trials)

Requesting:

This activity would be perfect for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have the red coloring crayon?”
  • “I want the color blue.”

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is if multiple hats are being made or if you save previous hats that were made you could have your child or student compare and contrast their hat with others’ hats. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “These hats are similar because…”
  • “These hats are different because…”

Supplies:

  • Free printable hat template
  • Crayons (or watercolors, markers, do a dot markers, stickers, coloring pencils)
  • Cotton balls
  • White school glue
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Easy Peasy and Fun.

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Older Kids

7. Snowman Painted Rocks – Build a Snowman

This is a fun winter art project that your kiddos are sure to enjoy. Don’t have rocks? You could always cut out different sizes of paper and create snowman heads, middle bodies, and lower bodies to mix and match.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation – S-Blends:

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their s-blend sounds. They tell you about what they are drawing on their different snowmen: (sentence level or word level)

  • Snowman’s hat
  • Snowman’s buttons
  • Snowman’s scarf
  • Snowman’s eyes
  • Snowman’s nose
  • Smile

Then they could then share their snowman with someone else. (conversation level)

Story Retell:

This would be a great activity to work on story retell. You and the child could take turns creating stories while mix and matching the snowman body parts. Then take turns retelling each other’s stories. It might be helpful to have either a blank story retell graphic organizer or sentence starters to retell the story.

  • “First the … snowman …”
  • “Then the … snowman …”
  • “Next, the … snowman …”
  • Lastly the … snowman …”

Supplies:

  • Rocks (Caribbean Beach Pebbles from Home Depot) Don’t want to buy rocks, simply cut out 3 sizes of paper to use instead.
  • Tiny paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint (green, orange, red, blue, brown, black, white)

See the full tutorial here at Frugal Fun 4 Boys.

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8. Marshmallow Snowman {Make a Hot Chocolate Buddy}

This is a fun activity for your older children or students to have a hot chocolate party while creating a super cute hot chocolate buddy.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation – S-Blends:

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their s-blend sounds. They tell you about what they are putting on their snowman: (sentence level or word level)

  • Snowman’s arms
  • Snowman’s legs
  • Snowman’s buttons
  • Snowman’s scarf
  • Snowman’s eyes
  • Snowman’s nose
  • Smile
  • Marshmallows
  • Stir
  • Snow

Then they could then share their snowman with someone else. (conversation level)

Requesting:

This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two pretzels?”
  • “I want a nose.”

Following Directions:

This would also be a great craft for working on following directions. You could make it a barrier game by not telling or showing the child what you are making, but by only giving them directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps to follow.

  • One-step directions: “First stick a toothpick in the center of the bottom of a marshmallow.”
  • Two-step directions: “Grab two pretzels and cut off ¼ of the pretzels.
  • Three-step directions: “Grab one candy corn and stick it on the center of the top marshmallow. Then grab one 3 chocolate chips. 

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is if multiple snowmen are being made you could have your child or student compare and contrast their snowman with others’ snowmen. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The snowmen are similar because…”
  • “These snowmen are different because…”

Supplies:

  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy corn
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Extra long toothpicks (4 inches)

See the full tutorial here at It’s Always Autumn.

Snow Globes

9. Snow Globe – Print and Draw Stand-Up Template

Here is a perfect craft to get your creative juices flowing.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This snow globe activity would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their colors by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” a crayon or marker of their choosing. 

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Supplies:

  • Snow globe template
  • Crayons, or markers, or paint, or coloring pencils
  • Tape

See the full tutorial here at Kitchen Table Classroom.

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10. Paper Plate Snow Globe

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation – S-Blends:

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their s-blend sounds. They tell you about their penguin: (sentence level or word level)

  • Snow
  • Snow globe
  • Shake
  • Scarf

Then they could then share their snow globe with someone else. (conversation level)

Winter Themed Vocabulary:

Here is a list of vocabulary words to review with this activity: Tree, penguin, snow, eyes, nose, scarf, arctic, snow globe.

Requesting: This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a scarf?”
  • “I want a tree.”

Describing:

Have your child or student describe a penguin to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of animal is it?
  • What is its body covered with?
  • How does it move?
  • What does it eat?
  • Its size?
  • Its colors?

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam foam balls
  • White plate
  • Clear plastic sheet
  • Colored craft paper
  • Printable template
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Black sharpie
  • Hot glue gun or Elmer’s glue

See the full tutorial here at Bright Kid Fun.

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Snowflake Crafts

11. Salt Crystal Paper Snowflakes

Here is a fun craft to make salt crystal snowflakes.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Initial S & S-Blends

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their initial s and initial s-blend sounds. (sentence level or word level)

Initial S Words:

  • Salt
  • Scissors
  • Size
  • Symmetrical
  • Science
  • Solution

Initial S-Blends:

  • Snowflake
  • Square
  • Stir
  • Step

Science Vocabulary:

Here is a list of vocabulary words to review with this activity: Square, rectangle, triangle, symmetrical, solutions, supersaturation, evaporation, crystalized, molecules, hexagonal structure, dissolve.

salt-crystal-paper-snowflake

Supplies:

  • Regular White Paper
  • Pencil (optional)
  • Good quality scissors
  • Table salt
  • Hot water (hot tap water will work)
  • Cup & Stirrer
  • Paper plate

See the full tutorial here at Go Science Kids.

12. Snowflake Suncatcher Craft

Want an easy snowflake craft? Then be sure to check out this fun tissue paper snowflake idea.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This tissue paper snowflake activity would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their colored tissue paper pieces by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” a piece of tissue paper of their choosing. 

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Color Identification:

 This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a red piece?”
  • “I want a yellow piece.”
snowflake-suncatcher

Supplies:

  • Press n Seal Wrap or Clear Contact Paper
  • Blue paper
  • Tissue paper – assorted colors
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Kids Activity Zone.

Little Hands

13. Handprint Snowy Owl Craft with Printable

Here are two different ways to create handprint crafts this winter season.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Initial S-Blend & Final L

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their initial S-blend or final L sounds. They could use the following sentence frames to request items: (sentence level)

  • “I need a … for my snowy owl.”
  • “My snowy owl needs…”
  • “Can I have the/a … for my snowy owl?”

Then they could then share their snowy owl with someone else. (conversation level)

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category an owl is in (a bird) as well as identify other animals in the bird category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: mammal, bird, dinosaur, insect
  • Identify animals in the bird category: pelican, fish, mouse, eagle, crow, squirrel, hummingbird, rabbit, mole, blue jay 

Supplies:

  • Owl template
  • White paper
  • Jumbo googly eyes
  • Two brass fasteners
  • Scissors
  • White school glue
  • Gluestick
  • Markers
  • Cotton balls

See the full tutorial here at Fun Handprint Art Blog.

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14. Gnome Handprint Card

Have fun tracing your child’s hands to create these super cute and simple holiday cards.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This gnome craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their cotton balls by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” a cotton ball. 

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)
gnome-handprint-card

Supplies:

  • White cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glitter foam paper (or cardstock) – red & green
  • Cotton Balls
  • 1 Pom pom

See the full tutorial here at The Best Ideas for Kids.

Puffy Paint

15. Puffy Paint Snow Globe Craft For Kids

Add this fun puffy paint activity to your list of craft projects this winter.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This puffy paint activity would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their puffy paint snowballs or tree ornaments by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their puffy paint snowballs or tree ornaments. 

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Color Identification:

This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a red piece?”
  • “I want a yellow piece.”

Supplies:

  • Snowglobe template (form at the end of the post)
  • Colored cardstock (in light blue, green, brown and multicolor)
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Simple Everyday Mom Blog.

Construction Paper

16. Paper Winter Tree

This craft is a great way to reinforce how trees change throughout the seasons.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Initial R-Blends & S- Blends 

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their initial s and initial s-blend sounds. (sentence level or word level)

Initial R-Blend Words:

  • Strip
  • Branch
  • Brown
  • Craft
  • Tree
  • Create
  • Trunk
  • Brush
  • Trim

Initial S-Blend Words:

  • Snow
  • Scissors
  • Stick

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper. Blue, Brown, and scraps for decorating.
  • Paper Cutter.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue Stick.
  • White Cardstock.
  • White Paint Pen.
  • Markers (optional for decorating)

See the full tutorial here at Twitchetts Blog.

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Heart Crafty Things

17. Paper Heart Penguin Craft

Winter is the perfect time to make a penguin craft.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two orange feet?”
  • “I want two googly eyes.”

Supplies:

  • Orange, black, and white construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Crafty Morning Blog.

Paper Plates

18. Paper Plate Snowman

This gives some great ideas for cute and simple snowman crafts.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Following Directions:

This would also be a great craft for working on following directions. You could hold on to the supplies and then give them directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps to follow. Here are some examples.

  • One-step directions: “First cut out the snowman’s nose.”
  • Two-step directions: “Grab two googly eyes and glue them on.
  • Three-step directions: “Pick out two buttons and glue then on the side of the face to make cheeks. Then draw a smile from button to button. 

Describing:

Have your child or student describe their paper plate snowman to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of weather does a snowman live in?
  • What is its body made up of?
  • Does it move?
  • Does it eat?
  • Its size?
  • Its colors?

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is if multiple snowmen are being made you could have your child or student compare and contrast their snowman with others’ snowmen. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The snowmen are similar because…”
  • “These snowmen are different because…”

Supplies:

  • White paper plates (the cheap ones are fine)
  • Googly eyes
  • Large pink buttons
  • Black magic marker
  • Glue Gun ( adults only) or Glue Stick.
  • Black, orange, green, and white construction paper or cardstock
  • Blue pipe cleaner
  • Blue pom poms 
  • Small red pom poms

See the full tutorial here at Made to be a Momma Blog.

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19. Paper Plate Winter Animals

You’ll love these simple paper plate crafts of several cute winter animals.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category a polar bear, narwhal, and penguin are all in (Arctic animal) and identify other animals in the Arctic category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Birds, Arctic animals, forest animals, Insects
  • Identify animals in the Arctic category: Arctic fox, snowy owl, penguin, walrus, polar bear, beluga whale, penguin, caribou

Supplies:

  • Dessert-sized paper plate
  • Blue paint
  • Blue paper
  • White paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink buttons (optional)
  • Permanent black marker

See the full tutorial here at Made to be a Momma Blog.

Christmas Crafts

20. Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree

Make a simple and cute Christmas tree Craft out of popsicle sticks that your students will love.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This popsicle stick tree would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their pom poms or twine by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their pom poms or twine.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Color Identification:

This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a red pom pom?”
  • “I want a yellow piece of twine.”
popsicle-stick-christmas-tree

Supplies:

  • 3 popsicle sticks (one with about 1″ cut from the end of it)
  • 1″ x 1″ square of brown card stock
  • A star cut from glittery card stock
  • A piece of twine, approximately 6″ long
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors and a craft/utility knife

See the full tutorial here at One Little Project Blog.

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21. Moveable & Printable Elf Craft

Use the printable template to create a personalized moveable elf.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two feet?”
  • “I want an arm.”

Supplies:

  • Heavy, white paper (like cardstock)
  • Scissors
  • Brads
  • Glue
  • Small hole punch

See the full tutorial here at Freebie Finding Mom Blog.

Polar Bear Craft

22. Polar Bear Handprint Craft

This polar bear will quickly become one of your best winter crafts.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Following Directions:

This would also be a great craft for working on following directions. You could hold on to the supplies and then give them directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps to follow. Here are some examples.

  • One-step directions: “First trace your hand.”
  • Two-step directions: “Grab the black marker and draw claws on the bear’s hands and feet.
  • Three-step directions: “Pick out two snowflakes and glue or stick one in the upper left-hand side of the page. Then glue or stick the other snowflake in the bottom right-hand side.

Supplies:

  • Colored card stock (in blue and light blue)
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Pink marker
  • Glue stick 
  • Scissors
  • Foam sticker snowflakes
  • Polar bear handprint template

See the full tutorial here at Simple Everyday Mom Blog.

23. Fork Painted Polar Bear

Use this polar craft with your students to add fun to these cold winter days.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category a polar bear is in (Arctic animal) and identify other animals in the Arctic category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Birds, Arctic animals, forest animals, Insects
  • Identify animals in the Arctic category: Arctic fox, snowy owl, penguin, walrus, polar bear, beluga whale, penguin, caribou

Following Directions:

This would also be a great craft for working on following directions. You could hold on to the supplies and then give them directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps to follow. Here are some examples.

  • One-step directions: “First squirt white paint in the center of your paper.”
  • Two-step directions: “Grab your fork and use it as a paint brush to spread the white paint all over the piece of paper to create the polar bear “fur”.
  • Three-step directions: “Cut out two eyes and cut out one nose. Then glue down the pieces.

Supplies:

  • Plastic Fork {clean but can be recycled}
  • White Craft Paint
  • Dark Blue Colored Cardstock Paper
  • Gray Colored Cardstock Paper
  • White Cardstock Paper
  • Black Colored Cardstock Paper
  • Kid Friendly Paper Scissors
  • School Glue
  • Large Wiggle Eyes {two per bear craft}

See the full tutorial here at Glued to my Crafts Blog.

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Pom Poms

24. Pom Pom Penguin

This is a cute craft to add to your collection of art projects.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This pom pom penguin craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their pom poms or length of yarn by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their pom poms or yarn.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two feet?”
  • “I want an arm.”

Supplies:

  • White yarn
  • Black yarn
  • Black felt
  • Orange foam paper
  • Pink felt
  • Black beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at DIY & Crafts Blog.

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Coffee Filters

25. Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Here is a creative craft to add to your winter fun activities!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This coffee filter snowflake craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their markers by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their marker of choice.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Colors:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different colors. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have the red marker?”
  • “I want the green marker.”

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is if multiple snowflakes are being made you could have your child or student compare and contrast their snowflake with others’ snowflakes. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The snowflakes are similar because…”
  • “These snowflakes are different because…”

Supplies:

  • 1 coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Water
  • An eye dropper or small measuring spoon

See the full tutorial here at One Little Project Blog.

26. Coffee Filter Snowman

Make this fun snowman out of a coffee filter!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have four circles for a mouth?”
  • “I want a nose.”

Describing:

Have your child or student describe their paper plate snowman to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of weather does a snowman live in?
  • What is its body made up of?
  • Does it move?
  • Does it eat?
  • Its size?
  • Its colors?

Supplies:

  • White basket coffee filter
  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons
  • Child-safe scissors

See the full tutorial here at Look! We’re Learning Blog.

Icicle Craft

27. 3D Paper Icicles

Have a great time making these glittery icicles!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This icicle craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their cutting, paper, and folding turns by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their cutting, paper, and folding turns.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Supplies:

  • Free Printable Icicle Craft Template ( Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
  • Colored or White Printer Paper
  • Glitter
  • Glitter Twine
  • Sticky Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue

See the full tutorial here at Kids Craft Room Blog.

Bulletin Board

28. 10 Winter Themed Bulletin Board Ideas

Connect some winter craft ideas with a bulletin board!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two arctic animals, such as a polar bear and walrus. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The polar bear and walrus are similar because…”
  • “The polar bear and walrus are different because…”

Describing:

Have your child or student describe an arctic animal to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of weather do they live in?
  • What is its body made up of?
  • How does it move?
  • What does it eat?
  • What size is it?
  • What colors is it?

Supplies:

  • Various supplies

See the full tutorial here at Mrs. Jump’s Class Blog.

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Igloo Craft

29. Paper Plate Igloo Art

Try this simple craft with your students that they’ll love (3rd one down on blog).

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This igloo paper plate craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their cotton balls, paint, or toilet paper by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their cotton balls, paint, or toilet paper.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting:

This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a cotton ball?”
  • “I want more white paint.”

Supplies:

  • White paper plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls
  • White paint
  • Toilet paper

See the full tutorial here at Kids Groove and Grow Blog.

Cardboard Tubes

30. Cardboard Tube Penguins

There’s no better way to celebrate winter than with adorable penguins!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two eyes?”
  • “I want a nose.”

Describing:

Have your child or student describe a penguin to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of weather do they live in?
  • What is its body made up of?
  • How does it move?
  • What does it eat?
  • What size is it?
  • What colors is it?
cardboard-tube-penguin

Supplies:

  • 1 paper towel tube cut in half (or two toilet paper tubes)
  • 1 sheet black construction paper
  • 1/2 sheet white paper
  • Scraps of orange, pink, and blue construction paper
  • 4 googly eyes
  • White craft glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Crafts by Amanda Blog.

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31. Cardboard Snowman

Here’s another great way to celebrate winter with a snowman!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This cardboard snowman craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their supplies by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their requested supplies.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Colors:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different colors. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have the black marker?”
  • “I want the purple yarn.”

Supplies:

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Markers – black, orange
  • Colorful yarn
  • Scissors
  • White Paint (if your rolls are not white)
  • Paint Brush

See the full tutorial here at Reuse Grow Enjoy Blog.

Googly Eyes

32. Arctic Animals Penguin, Polar Bear, Walrus & Moose Craft

Add these cute arctic animals to your list of winter activities.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two arctic animals, such as a polar bear and walrus. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The polar bear and walrus are similar because…”
  • “The polar bear and walrus are different because…”

Describing:

Have your child or student describe their arctic animal to you.

  • Where do they live?
  • What type of weather do they live in?
  • What is its body made up of?
  • How does it move?
  • What does it eat?
  • What size is it?
  • What colors is it?

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category a polar bear, penguin, walrus, and moose are in (Arctic animal) and identify other animals in the Arctic category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Birds, Arctic animals, forest animals, Insects
  • Identify animals in the Arctic category: Arctic fox, snowy owl, penguin, walrus, polar bear, beluga whale, penguin, caribou

Supplies:

  • Wooden Craft Sticks
  • Craft Foam, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Orange, White and Black
  • Ribbon, Red Checkered
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Pom Poms, Small Black and Large Brown
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft Paint – White, Black, Light Brown and Dark Brown
  • Cardstock, Kraft
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors 
  • Permanent Marker
  • PATTERNS

See the full tutorial here at Craft Play Learn Blog.

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33. Cotton Ball Snowman

This adorable snowman is a simple craft that your students will enjoy.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This cardboard snowman craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their supplies by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their requested supplies.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Colors:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different colors. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a green button?”
  • “I want a pink pom pom.”

Supplies:

  • Cotton balls
  • Sticks
  • Glue sticks or hot glue
  • Orange felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms
  • Buttons

See the full tutorial here at Life with Darcy and Brian Blog.

New Year

34. New Year Craft for Kids: Wishing Wand

This craft is perfect for this time of year!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This wishing wand craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their paper pieces by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their requested paper pieces.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Colors:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different colors. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a green piece of paper?”
  • “I want a pink piece of paper.”

Supplies:

  • Colored craft papers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

See the full tutorial here at Life Over C’s Blog.

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35. New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Use this craft to help them think about the New Year.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two resolutions for kids crafts. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “Our resolution crafts are similar because…”
  • “Our resolution crafts are different because…”

Requesting:

This activity would be great for working on requesting. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a blue heart?”
  • “I want more circles.”

Supplies:

  • Colored Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Decorations for the frame
  • Paper with resolution written on it
  • Ribbon

See the full tutorial here at Mess For Less Blog.

Winter Hat Craft

36. Winter Hat Art Project

An easy peasy winter craft to do with your students.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two different hats. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “These two hats are similar because…”
  • “These two hats are different because…”

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which season people wear a stocking cap (winter) and identify other clothes in the winter season category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Identify clothes in the winter season category: mittens, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, or sweaters

Supplies:

  • Colored craft papers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

See the full tutorial here at One Little Project Blog.

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37. Smiling Paper Plate Winter Hat Friends

Another cute craft that’s perfect for winter.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This smiling paper craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their paper pieces by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their requested paper pieces.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Colors:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different colors. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a green piece of paper?”
  • “I want blue paint.”

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two different hats. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “These two hats are similar because…”
  • “These two hats are different because…”

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which season people wear a stocking cap (winter) and identify other clothes in the winter season category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Identify clothes in the winter season category: mittens, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, or sweaters

Supplies:

  • Large Paper Plate {one plate will make TWO winter hat crafts}
  • Basic Craft Scissors
  • Craft Paint {any color you like!}
  • Paint Brushes
  • Scrapbook or Cardstock Paper {any print or color you like!}
  • Large Pom Poms {one per winter hat craft}
  • School Glue
  • Hand-Held Office Stapler
  • Wiggle Eyes {two per winter hat craft}

See the full tutorial here at Glued to my Glued to my Crafts Blog.

Paper Roll Penguin

38. Paper Roll Penguin Craft

Here’s a cute little craft that your students will enjoy!

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This penguin paper craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their penguin body pieces by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their requested penguin body pieces.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have two eyes?”
  • “I want two feet.”

Supplies:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Black and white paints – we recommend acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Yellow and black card
  • Yellow felt (optional)
  • Googly eyes
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Mas and Pas Blog.

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Red Ted Art

39. Winter Scene

This winter scene is perfect for young children.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which season has snow for the weather (winter) and identify other winter weather. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Identify weather in winter season category: snow, cloudy, cold, frozen, icicles, frost, windy

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two seasons’ weather. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “The weather in winter and fall are similar because…”
  • “The weather in winter and fall are different because…”

Supplies:

  • White paper 
  • Black/ brown paper for trees (though you can paint one on) 
  • Paints 
  • Bubble wrap for snow 
  • Brushes
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Red Ted Art Blog.

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Easy Snowman Craft

40. 3D Paper Snowman Craft

Use these free printables to create a 3D snowman.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation – S-Blends:

This activity would be perfect for someone working on their s-blend sounds. They could request items: (sentence level or word level)

  • Stick arms
  • Snowman’s hat
  • Snowman’s buttons
  • Snowman’s eyes
  • Snowman’s nose
  • Smile
  • Snowman’s belly

Then they could then share their snowman with someone else. (conversation level)

Requesting and Naming Body Parts:

This activity would be great for working on requesting as well as naming different body parts. You can even have a sentence starter for your child or student, such as “Can I have…” or “I want…” 

  • “Can I have a hat?”
  • “I want two eyes.”

Supplies:

  • Printable Snowman Template 
  • 2 Sheets White A4 Printer Paper/Card
  • 1 Sheet A4 Blue Card
  • Marker Pens
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue 
  • Scissors

See the full tutorial here at Kids Craft Room Blog.

41. Cotton Ball Snowman Craft

A classic cotton ball snowman craft that your students are sure to enjoy.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Articulation: Any Sound

This snowman craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their cotton balls by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their cotton ball pieces.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which season has snow for the weather (winter) and identify other winter weather. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Identify weather in winter season category: snow, cloudy, cold, frozen, icicles, frost, windy

Supplies:

Supplies:

  • Shallow container (empty lid)
  • Craft glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft paper
  • Snowman template (optional)-available for download at the end of this post
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Stickers
  • Paper

See the full tutorial here at A Little Pinch of Perfect Blog.

Paper Towel Roll

42. Snowflake Craft

Make this snowflake with minimal craft supplies.

Speech and Language Ideas:

Following Directions:

This would also be a great craft for working on following directions. You could hold on to the supplies and then give them directions in one-step, two-steps, or three steps to follow. Here are some examples.

  • One-step directions: “First press the paper roll down flat.”
  • Two-step directions: “Mark your paper roll into 11 equal sections and then cut the paper roll into 11 equal sections.
  • Three-step directions: “Hole punch each side of the paper towel strips and then stick a pipe cleaner through each hole on one side. Then tie off the pipe cleaner.

Supplies:

  • Toilet paper or paper towel rolls (empty)
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch

See the full tutorial here at Mrs H Loves Jesus Blog.

43. Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

Celebrate winter with a simple reindeer craft

Speech and Language Ideas:

Compare & Contrast:

Another fun idea is to compare and contrast two different reindeer. To help foster comparing & contrasting you can use a compare & contrast graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child compare & contrast.

  • “These two reindeer are similar because…”
  • “These two reindeer are different because…”

Category:

This would be a fun activity to have the student identify which animal category a reindeer (caribou) are in (Arctic animal) and identify other animals in the Arctic category. You could also give them multiple-choice options to choose from, such as:

  • Category: Birds, Arctic animals, forest animals, Insects
  • Identify animals in the Arctic category: Arctic fox, snowy owl, penguin, walrus, polar bear, beluga whale, penguin, reindeer (caribou)

Supplies:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Card Stock
  • Red Pom Pom
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun

See the full tutorial here at Glued to my Crafts Blog.

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Liquid Starch

44. Snow Slime

If you like more complex crafts, then this is a winner!

Speech and Language Ideas:

This activity would be a great kinesthetic activity.

Articulation: Any Sound

This snowman craft would be great for any child or student working on a sound because you could have them “earn” their animals to play in the snow slime by practicing a word from a word list. You can have your child or student say 1 word or 5 words to “earn” their animal pieces.

  • Give them a word with their sound in it to practice. (word level)
  • Give them a phrase with their sound in it to practice. (phrase level)
  • Have them put their words with their sound in them into a sentence. (sentence level)

Story Retell / Sequencing:

This would be a fun activity to work on story retell or sequencing with different animal or people pieces. To help foster story retell / sequencing you can use a first, second, then, next, last graphic organizer or use a sentence starter to help the child story retell or sequence.

  • First…”
  • Next…”

Supplies:

  • Liquid Starch
  • Elmer’s white school glue 
  • Artificial snow for Christmas crafts 
  • Plastic animals or people to play with

See the full tutorial here at Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls Blog.

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In Conclusion

This list of awesome winter crafts is a perfect way to celebrate winter break.

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Lori

Friday 14th of January 2022

Great post-thanks for the ideas!

Melissa Berg

Friday 14th of January 2022

Hi Lori, I'm so happy to hear you like this list! All my best, Melissa