Winter is a great time for private kindergarten children to have fun with some winter-themed indoor activities. There will still be days for outdoor activities, including learning about the properties of snow and ice, but the worst of winter weather is an invitation to do some fun activities in a more comfortable environment.
- Snowflake Activities
From making snowflakes out of construction paper to experimenting with the behavior of snow, a Montessori kindergarten is the perfect place for children to begin learning about science, climate, and how weather works.
- Build an Indoor Fort
When the weather outside is cold and wet, building an indoor fort out of cardboard or blankets is an engaging and educational activity. Children learn about the importance of structural support, apply critical thinking skills to figure out how to make joints and corners, and much more.
- Cold Weather and Animals
Simple biology projects such as learning how various animals cope with cold weather will keep children interested and occupied for hours. Be sure to cover information such as bird migrations, bear hibernations, and even how the family pets grow thicker fur to keep them warm in cold weather.
- The Science of Snowmen
You might think that building a snowperson is a fun activity but one without much educational content, but you would be mistaken. Building snow structures helps children learn to work efficiently, encourages critical thinking, and provides a wealth of information about snow, ice, and the mechanics involved in frozen water. The complexity of the information can be scaled upward as children master basic concepts, up to and including the way that water transforms when the weather begins to warm.
Winter weather may make it difficult to spend a lot of time outdoors, but it also presents opportunities for education that should be taken advantage of while they last. Learning about the coldest season of the year and how it affects people, things, and animals is more than a fun time, it presents children with important science information, including biology.