Literacy Activities for Winter

Winter Activities and Resources to Promote Literacy

Free Printables

Regardless of where kids are on their reading journey, there are countless ways to boost literacy this winter. Download and enjoy these free printables! These resources will make an excellent packet for kids to work on during winter break—or anytime!

Download our Winter Color-Your-Own Bookmarks PDF

Color-Your-Own Winter Bookmarks 

Kids will love to color and decorate these winter-themed bookmarks to make reading even more fun!

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Winter Scavenger Hunt PDF

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Have kids practice reading and writing while completing this fun Winter Scavenger Hunt. They'll get some fresh air too!

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Download our 7 Ways to Create a Cozy Reading Environment PDF

7 Ways to Create a Cozy Reading Environment

Winter reading is all about being cozy and comfortable! Create an ideal reading space with your readers using the creative ideas in this list.

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Winter Read Aloud Log

This log allows kids to track how often they are read to or read aloud with a trusted adult or teacher. Reading aloud to themselves or to their pets counts too! Consider offering a small incentive for marking the read-aloud log every day during winter break!

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Download our Snowflake Wall Activity PDF

Snowflake Wall Activity

Print out this Snowflake Wall Template, and have kids fill out a snowflake each time they finish a book. Then, have them tape the snowflake to the wall to celebrate their progress and decorate the space.

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Download our Cozy Wintertime Book List PDF

Cozy Wintertime Book List

Encourage kids to borrow books from the library and have a big pile to choose from on cozy winter days. See this Cozy Wintertime Book List for ideas.

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Download our Send Some Cheer Printable PDF

Send Some Cheer

Have kids practice their writing skills and send cheer at the same time. This printable includes addresses for sending letters and artwork to kids in hospitals, senior citizens, refugee children, and more.

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Splat-o-Nym Vocabulary App

Learning new words has never been so much fun! Download the Splat-o-Nym vocabulary app for the iPad, which keeps kids entertained while boosting their vocabulary. Kids can try a free version of this game or purchase to get the full experience. Note that this app is only available for iPads, not smartphones or other devices.

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