Winter Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Winter Printables

by Carla on December 7, 2009

Winter is the season which begins with the winter solstice, which is around December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and ends with the spring equinox which is around March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere.

Teach young children about winter through winter themed lesson plans and activities. Consider the following reading lists and resources for free winter worksheets, coloring pages, and handwriting practice sheets for your child care center:

Reading List

Winter Board and Picture Books Baby-Age 3

Winter by Gerda Muller [Florris Books, 1994]

One Winter’s Night by Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon [Puffin, 2005]

Pooh Welcomes Winter by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, A. A. Milne, Robbin Hogan, and Robbin Cuddy [Disney, 1999]

Little Fern’s First Winter by Jane Simmons [Little, Brown, 2001]

Winter Wonderland by Alan Benjamin and Samuel J. Butcher [Golden Books, 2000]

Winter:  Seasons Board Books by Chris L. Demarest [Red Wagon Books, 1994]

Chickadee Winter by Dawn L. Watkins and Gabriela Dellosso [Journey Books, 1999]

First Snow of Winter by Graham Ralph and Sue Tong [Penguin Character Books, 1994]

Barney’s Wonderful Winter Day by Stephen White and Bill Langley [Barney Publishing, 1994}

MIffy in the Snow by Dick Bruna [Big Tent Entertainment, 2004]

Winter Early Readers Ages 4-8

It’s Winter (Celebrate the Seasons) by Linda Glaser [Milbrooke Press, 2002]

Winter’s Gift by Jane Monroe Donovan [Sleeping Bear Press, 2004]

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Helen K. Davie [Collins, 1996]

Winter Days in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls wilder and Renee Graaf [Harper Collins, 1995]

Is that You, Winter? By Stephen Gammell [Voyager Books, 2000]

When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan and Susan Graber [Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 2000]

Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling and Greg Newbold [Voyager Books, 2002]

It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing: Winter Poems [HarperCollins, 2006]

Winter (Four Seasons Series) by Nuria Roca [Barron’s Educational Series, 2004

Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser [Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2009]

Emma’s Magic Winter by Jean Little and Jennifer Plecas [HarperCollins, 2000]

Snow Shapes:  A Read and Do Book by Judith Moffatt [Scholastic, 2000]

Free Winter Preschool Worksheets and Printables

There are many resources for free worksheets for daycare providers to use in conjunction with lesson plans and activities. Worksheets for winter themes should include coloring pages, handwriting worksheets, and printable craft patterns.

The following websites provide free Christmas printables:

KidZone: language arts, math, science and scissor skills worksheets

ABCTeach:  Free winter worksheets, calendars, coloring pages, and other printables

A to Z Teacher Stuff: Winter preschool learning activities, finger plays, nursery rhymes, and craft printables

Everything Preschool: Great winter coloring pages

Kinderplans: Winter emergent reader printable book and winter activity

First-Preschool: Free printable winter themed activities, crafts, lesson plans, and coloring pages

About Carla

Carla Snuggs has written 88 post in this blog.

Carla is a freelance writer from Southern California. She has a B.A. in early childhood education and a Master of Library and Information Science degree specializing in public librarianship and youth services.

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