There are so many simple ways to bring a winter theme into the classroom. Last week we shared pictures of some of the new materials we have out in January. Here are a few more!
Winter Clothing color sort. I decided to print out the black-line set on colored construction paper this time to save on ink. (If you don’t have colored paper that fits in the printer, try cutting your construction paper to standard printer paper size (8.5″ x 11″ in the US). The pack also comes with colored cards if you prefer that. (Source: January Preschool Pack)
Cold Sports Shadow Matching. I love using this with the shadows first and having the children figure out what is depicted before they look at the colored cards. (Source: January Preschool Pack)
Cold Sports Go-Togethers (Source: January Preschool Pack)
What Doesn’t Belong? (Source: January Preschool Pack)
Snowman Sequencing (Source: January Preschool Pack)
Where’s the Snowman’s Hat? A prepositions game. The teacher reads the label and the child has to find the appropriate picture. You can even make a little emergent reader booklet for these if you like (Source: January Preschool Pack)
We also have some more cards for the Question Game and Following Directions baskets (Source: January Preschool Pack)
Snowman Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching. The hat has a picture of something that starts with the letter. You’ll want to add color coding dots or print out a control sheet for control of error. (Source: January Phonics and Literacy Pack)
Winter initial sound clip cards. (Source: January Phonics and Literacy Pack)
I love these clip cards. You have to read all the words and clip the correct one. Only the last letter of each word is different. This makes the child read the whole word instead of just guessing from the initial letter. There are four cards for each middle vowel. I printed out a set with a pink border so it would coordinate with our other pink series work but it also comes with a blue border to match the January theme. (Source: January Phonics and Literacy Pack)
What’s Hiding in the Mitten? Spelling CVC words. These cards also come with a pink border. You can use these with your Movable Alphabet letters, magnetic letters, or the letter tiles provided in the pack. We’re actually going to use them on our phonological awareness shelf for a little while as Elkonin Boxes. (Source: January Phonics and Literacy Pack)
More Winter Printables
There’s some great stuff in the following free printable packs that can be adapted for Montessori shelves:
Winter Printable Pack by Gift of Curiosity (no longer free, but this paid pack is a bargain at just under $7)
And finally, check out our post from January 2013 to see pictures of some of the printables we used last year!
Seemi holds a Master's degree in education, and an AMS Early Childhood credential. She has twenty years of experience in Montessori as a teacher, school administrator, and school owner. Seemi is the founder of TrilliumMontessori.org.