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Fun Homeschool Kindergarten Winter Lesson Ideas

by Jessica Parnell | Dec 12, 2017 | 3 min read

Everyone can sense when winter approaches. Whether you live in a warm climate or one where there’s a ton of snowfall, there’s something about winter that invokes magic. When I remember back to kindergarten, I recall the excitement and joy this season brought (even if it was in Florida!). The Christmas tree was put up, stockings lined the fireplace, and I bundled up waiting for the school bus to stop at my house.

Your little ones are probably just as excited as I was at that age. Channel their creativity into great learning opportunities. Make the most of the winter season with homeschool kindergarten lessons based around this magical time of year. Let’s see what’s in store!

English / Language Arts Winter Lesson Ideas

Gingerbread race Teach your little ones how to memorize sight words with this fun game featuring the gingerbread man! The game is simple: roll the dice, move that amount of spaces, then read and spell the word out loud. What a great way to practice sight words!

Winter reading list Head to your local library and check out these great reads for your kindergartener! Here are a few examples from the list:

Math Winter Lesson Ideas

  • Winter-themed math worksheets These math worksheets are sure to put a smile on your child’s face! From a snowman to penguins, they will help your child count up to ten and write out the numbers as well. Plus, the illustrations are just so cute!
  • Snowman number matching game This activity will help your child identify how numbers are represented in different ways, such as dominos and counting fingers. The goal is to match a number to as many representations as possible. Your child will be challenged to find out just how many combinations are made!
  • Beaded snowflake math & fine motor skills Make pretty snowflakes with your child using math concepts like patterns, counting, and constructing and deconstructing numbers. For example, your child can count beads of a certain color as they slide the beads on the pipe cleaner. Another example is to create patterns of color or quantity. There are many ways to use these pipe cleaner snowflakes! Homeschool kindergarten has never been so much fun!


  • Make your own snow! Too cold outside to play in the snow? Try making snow … indoors! Yes, that’s right. Check out our winter science experiment blog post above to learn more about how to make your own snow, with explanations!
  • Penguin labeling activity Introduce your child to Antarctica with a penguin labeling activity! Label each part of the penguin using the word bank provided. Easy and adorable!
  • Snowman chemistry activity Your child will enjoy this sensory melting baking soda snowman activity! Watch the snowman melt when the baking soda and vinegar react in real time. This sensory experiment is perfect for a chemistry homeschool kindergarten lesson!

Social Studies

  • Holidays around the world Your child can explore different holiday traditions around the world with this printable activity. From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, there’s a short activity for each holiday. There’s also a space for you and your child to discuss what holiday you both celebrate!
  • Winter climates around the world What’s winter like in different countries around the world? For example, did you know it’s actually summer in Australia during the Christmas season? Explore winter climates with your child with this cool free printable activity. Have them ask questions about where they live and what their winter season is like!

Winter is a magical time of year, and the season is such a great opportunity for learning alongside your kindergartener. From a sensory-based science activity to sight words, there’s no shortage of homeschool kindergarten lessons to choose from. Their creativity will shine through as you explore winter using all 5 senses!

Which activity are you and your child going to try? Drop a comment below!

Jessica Parnell
Hello everyone! I’m Jessica Parnell — mom, homeschool evaluator, teacher, and CEO of Bridgeway Academy. In my 20+ years of experience as a homeschool mom and evaluator, I have had the privilege of meeting homeschoolers that take a variety of approaches to their education. It is their many stories and successes that inspire me in my own homeschooling and I love to pass on the knowledge that I have gained from them to other homeschooling families. The one constant that always remains true is that there’s no such thing as a “cookie cutter child.” Each child is fearfully and wonderfully made and as a result, learns and functions differently. It’s our job to ensure that we’re raising each child to fulfill their individual purpose and when we can teach in a way that inspires them, we are on our way to homeschool success. When I’m not writing or teaching my children, I like to ski, write and participate in triathlons. I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in English and I am currently pursuing a degree in Neuroleadership.
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