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Winter crafts to see you through the season!

What are some crafts you do with your young students in winter? (To see why crafting, scissor skills and art skills are so important in the development of students, click here).

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Penguins were always part of the back to school study unit for my students. Whether we reading the Tacky the Penguin books, or writing facts about animals of Antarctica, this penguin craft was always a crowd pleaser, plus super simple to make!

Simple penguin craft photo
Penguin craft from TpT – click on photo to learn more

It wouldn’t be winter without snow, and this snowman has recently been updated to include different writing options, including a step-by-step how to build a snowman template!

Snowman craft photo
Do you want to build a snowman? Then check out the link on Teachers Pay Teachers!

We all love the story of The Mitten, and this Jan Brett version is my favorite.

We pair it up with this mitten craft. For my preschoolers I let them cut and decorate as they wished, and for my older students we used the accompanying glyph key to display data about ourselves.

What are some of the fun things you like to make in the classroom with students in winter, to ensure that you are still following standards and that your students are engaged and having fun in the winter season? Comment below!

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