We love pairing activities, crafts and recipes with books here on Rainy Day Mum and one of our top picks of Winter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. So we’ve collected together some fantastic activities and crafts inspired by The Snowy Day for toddlers and preschoolers check them out below.

book activities for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a simple and beautiful winter story that toddlers and preschoolers will love.

It tells the story of a little boy waking up in the city to the first snowfall of the year.

Full of simple winter activities like footprints in the snow, creating snow angels and even trying to save some snowballs from melting this is great for all children.

We love pairing it in our book basket with Winter by Gerda Muller and then either Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner or One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler.

The Snowy Day Themed Activities For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Activities and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers Based on the Award Winning Children's Book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

We’ve tried to provide a range of different activities and below these crafts, for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Check them out below by clicking on the links.

Letter, Number and Name Games

Simple Snowball Name Game

Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Enjoy a snowball fight just like the boy in the book but use to for some learning at the same time. With our Indoor Snowball Fight Name Game for Preschoolers.

Snowball Number Recognition Game

A similar idea exploring learning through the snowball fight why not try this Snowball Number Recognition Game from School Time Snippets.

Snowy Alphabet Sensory Bin

Sensory Bins are one of our favourite ways for sensory play and this Alphabet Snow Sensory Bin from The Educators’ Spin On It is perfect for putting together to help your toddlers and preschoolers to learn their letters after reading the book together.

Snow Storm in a Bag

Did you know that puffing and blowing help with speech? It was one of the activities that we had to do with our daughter when she attended speech therapy and this Snow Storm in a Bag over on JDaniel 4s Mom is a quick and easy low prep activity.

Winter Science and STEM

Science of Salt and Ice

Simple winter science investigation for children of all ages on why we use salt on the roads during the winter months.

Investigate why roads are salted in the winter with our Winter Science Experiment.

Fizzy Science

One of our favourite reactions in science is that of an acid and base like making volcanoes. You can use this experiment in lots of ways and we love this Winter themed Fizzy Science Activity over on Teach Beside me.

Melting STEM Activity

melted snowman STEM Investigation for Kids

In the book, the little boy tries to save a snowball from melting. You can do it too by investigating melting with our simple snowman melting STEM activity.

Snow Science Exploration

If you want to get a little more scientific then head over to Inspiration Laboratories and look at their Science Exploration of Snow. We love the “volume experiment” to show that volume does not always equal mass!

Sensory Play Ideas

Bring the Snow Inside

bringing snow indoors

If you are lucky enough to have snow then set up a sensory bin filled with real snow inside and just let your toddlers and preschoolers play. If not then why not follow the instructions for Bringing the Snow Inside when you Have NO SNOW over on Mama Smiles.

Motor Skill Activities

Snowy Day Sticker Fun

Kid love stickers and they also love sticking them everywhere! It’s actually a great activity for fine motor skills. Check out this Snowy Day Sticky Table activity over on Toddler Approved for some simple low prep fun.

Footprints in the snow

making prints with the right foot

From fine motor fun to gross motor and copying the little boy in the book our Footprints in the snow activity is great for heading outside and playing whilst improving those muscles.

The Snowy Day Book Arts and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

DIY Snowy Day Peg Doll

This easy "The Snowy Day" peg doll craft and activity for kids is sure to be a hit after you read the book! Step by step instructions and lots of play.

We loved the book so much that we decided to get creative and make our own Snowy Day Peg Doll so that we could retell the story with our little character. This is such a simple craft and then you could add it to your snowy sensory bin above to play out the story.

Snow Paints

Head outside and get creative in the snow with this 3-ingredient snow paint recipe over on Views from my Step Stool. This is just so much fun to do and one of our favourite outdoor winter activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Winter Art

We love printing here – check out our Snowman Potato Print Art for an example. But with very young toddlers you need something really simple and this Winter Cork Printed Art Project over on Messy Little Monster is perfect to try. Plus we love the way that you end up with a finished craft as well!

More Winter Activities For Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you are looking for more general Winter Activities then check out the 3 popular ideas on Rainy Day Mum below.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.
Fun snowman-themed crafts, learning activities and recipes ideal for toddlers and preschoolers to do this winter or Christmas time.
30+ Snow crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers including literacy, maths, science, sensory, play and motor skills.
Simple Activities and Crafts inspired by the book The Snowy Day
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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