January can feel like a big letdown after all the fun December brings, but I have found that as a preschool teacher, January is one of my favorite months to teach!
Winter brings up a lot of great explorations and fun science concepts for the kids to learn and enjoy.
- We explore what snow and ice looks like and feels like from different perspectives.
- The kids learn what happens to water when it freezes and that each snowflake is unique just like them!
- We look on a map to see where penguins and polar bears live and how they stay warm in the winter.
- The kiddos make bird feeders to take home for the birds because they learned that there is not as much food for them during the winter.
- And of course, we wrap up January with a few fun wintry songs sprinkled throughout.
You too can make January a fun month at home with your kids. Don’t be afraid to get creative and bring the outdoors in! Host your own Winter Olympics, or even go ice-skating on the kitchen floor with your socks.
January can be just as fun as December.
How about having a snowball fight with tissue paper or puff balls? Here’s how one mom did it.
How about ‘painting’ the snow? Here’s a link on how!
Who says you can’t bake sugar cookies and drink hot cocoa in January?
Looking for some more preschool ideas? Here are a few websites to get started.