One of my favorite winter activities is curling up under some cozy blankets and reading a good book. It’s also such a sweet way to spend time with your kids, whether that be snuggled up on your bed or on the carpet in the classroom. There are so many great winter books for toddlers, I had a hard time choosing my favorites! That is definitely a good thing when it comes to getting your winter lesson plans done, though! Check out these winter books for preschoolers!
Winter Lesson Plans
The Snow Dancer
by Addie Boswell
The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell will transport you into the magic of a snow day and the excitement of freshly fallen snow.
Sofia is a snow dancer and showed her little friend how to be graceful and twirl around delicately in the snow. However, all the neighborhood children come out to play and stomp over the glistening snow, messing up Sofia’s footprints.
Even though Sofia enjoys the beauty and peace of snow, she also knows how to join in the fun of a snowball fight.
by Marion Dane Bauer
Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer is the perfect winter book for preschoolers. As the first snowflake lands on Fox’s nose, he realizes he has no idea how to get ready for winter.
As he talks with a caterpillar, a turtle, bats, a squirrel, geese, a rabbit, and a bear, Fox realizes the things his forest friends do to prepare for winter will not work for him.
Fox can’t fly south or burrow down in the mud, but there is something he can do during the winter. You’ll have to read this adorable winter book to see what Fox ends up doing at the end.
The Most Perfect Snowman
Winter Books for Toddlers
New favorite alert: The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt! Drift is a snowman with nothing but stick arms, two coal eyes, and a small mouth. And unfortunately, the other snowmen make fun of him for not being a perfect snowman.
Three children discover Drift and provide him with a warm hat, two soft mittens, a scarf, and a carrot nose. They play all day with Drift until it’s time to go home.
In a terrible blizzard, Drift ends up giving his only belongings (the scarf and his carrot nose) to a cold and hungry bunny.
It’s a powerful thing to give when you don’t have a lot. None of us are perfect, but we can strive to love, to be kind to others, and to give to others in whatever way we can.
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
I’m pretty sure this winter book can be found in every preschool classroom. Ezra Jack Keats captures the beautiful moments of a snowy day – from the crunch of Peter’s steps to dragging a stick in the snow.
Peter knows he’s too little for a snowball fight, but he still finds joy in making snow angels, a snowman, and pretending to be a mountain climber.
In fact, the memories of this snowy day are too great for him to hold in his mind, so he takes home a snowball in his pocket by which to remember it.
Such an excellent winter read-aloud for your toddlers!
by Sean Taylor
In The Snowbear by Sean Taylor, Martina and Iggy went to bed to wake up to snow all over the ground. They went outside to build a snowman, but their snowman ended up looking more like a snowbear.
Then, the kids went sledding down the hill into the woods. Suddenly, a wolf appeared!
Luckily, their snowbear came down the hill to scare the wolf away and carried the children home. The next day, the snowbear mysteriously disappeared.
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If there is anything you need to get this winter theme ready for your preschoolers, just let me know, and I would be happy to help with whatever you need!