Literacy Activities for Winter

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!

13 Literacy-Boosting Activities for Winter

This document describes 13 easy ways to boost literacy during cozy winter days. It describes the various activities and links to all corresponding free printables. Kids can do these activities at home, and teachers can also implement them in the classroom.

pointer 13 Literacy-Boosting Activities for Winter

Winter Scavenger Hunt

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

pointer Winter Scavenger Hunt

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. 

pointer 7 Ways to Create a Cozy Reading Environment

Color-Your-Own Winter Bookmarks 

Have kids color and decorate these winter-themed bookmarks to make reading even more fun.

pointer Color-Your-Own Winter Bookmarks

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!

pointer Winter Read-Aloud Log Instructions

pointer Winter Read-Aloud Log

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.

pointer Snowflake Wall Activity

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.

pointer Cozy Wintertime Book List

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.

pointer Send Some Cheer Printable

One Minute Reader Program

Check out One Minute Reader, which is a fully independent reading program that uses the research-based Read Naturally Strategy. Kids can use this program as often as they want FREE for 7 days, and it's just $8/month after that!

pointer One Minute Reader Program

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.

pointer Splat-o-Nym Vocabulary iPad App

For more information...

For over 30 years, Read Naturally's reading interventions have helped millions of students go from struggling to successful. Our programs are created by reading teachers who prioritize the needs of students. We are dedicated to better tools, better readers, and brighter futures.

pointer Learn more about our evidence-based strategy and why it works

pointer Learn how our Read Live program aligns with the Science of Reading

pointer Connect with us to find a solution for your struggling readers

Information On Our Website

  • Intervention programs that develop the essential components of reading
  • Assessment tools for screening students and monitoring their progress
  • Knowledgebase of how-to information, support articles, free resources, and more
  • Training options, including seminars, coaching, self-study materials, and conference presentations
  • Research topics, including the research basis of our programs, studies showing positive results, and more

pointer Search website

Read Live: Four Powerful Programs, One Easy-to-Use Platform

Read Live uses the Science of Reading to deliver measurable results for struggling and developing readers of all ages. Let's chat about how this program can help your students.

Connect With Us

Schedule a Demo

Try FREE for 60 Days


Please let us know what questions you have so we can assist. For Technical Support, please call us or submit a software support request.

Click to refresh image