What do you love most about winter? For me, it’s playing in the snow, drinking hot cocoa, and curling up under a blanket to watch movies. With winter just around the corner, help your students celebrate the excitement of the changing season with these winter writing crafts! These are a great tool to help students share their favorite things about winter.
Winter Writing Crafts
Hot Cocoa Craft
Each craft includes writing templates. You can choose between handwriting lines or standard lines. Because these crafts can be made into booklets, students can add more than one writing page, if needed.
Attach student writing behind each mitten. When you lift the mitten string, the writing is revealed. Or, if you are allowed to hang crafts from the ceiling, glue student writing to the back side of these mittens and put them on display for everyone to enjoy.
Winter Hat Craft
As the temperatures drop outside students can capture their favorite things about the season with this winter hat craft. The hat opens up to reveal a piece of writing. Print the templates on a variety of your favorite winter colors to create a colorful bulletin board display.
This sledding kid craft has the most pieces to put together, but it’s one of my favorites! The sled lifts up to reveal a piece of writing and would look great on a bulletin board.
Many teachers do a penguin unit in winter, so I included this penguin craft. If you want to pair this craft with a penguin book, here are some of my favorite penguin books for kids.
Polar Bear Craft
This polar bear writing craft is a page topper rather than a craft booklet. However, if students have several pages of writing, staple the pages together near the top center before attaching the paws and head to the first page. If you want to combine this polar bear craft with a book, here are some great books about polar bears.
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