Cold & Frosty

Cold & Frosty

Lots of cold & frosty weather recently, so I’m sharing some winter-inspired play today…


Wintery Book Basket

Wintery books shared by Rachel (",)

For the lady who wanted to see some book titles…

A few winter-themed books shared by Rachel (",)

I added props to a couple of them…

The Mitten 

Invitation to re-tell 'The Mitten' with props - from Rachel (",)

Frozen Books with Characters

Frozen books with characters - from Rachel (",)


Transient Art

… with ‘wintery’ loose parts…

Transient art with wintery loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Snowflakes and other wintery pictures…

Snowflakes and other winter transient art - from Rachel (",)

Snowmen Transient Art

Transient Art Snowmen - from Rachel (",)

After playing a number game, we also did a little of this on the light panel…

Snowmen on the light panel - from Rachel (",)


Wintery World

Wintery world from Rachel (",)


Cold & Frosty Counting & Fine Motor Work

… with pom-pom ‘snowballs’…

Counting and fine motor work with pom-pom 'snowballs' - from Rachel (",)


Threading ‘Icicles’

Threading 'icicles' - from Rachel (",)


Play Dough

Plain dough with wintery loose parts…

Plain dough with wintery loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Adding old Christmas tree branches to dough and wintery loose parts…

Adding old Christmas tree branches to dough and wintery loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Marbled dough with wintery loose parts…

Marbled dough with wintery loose parts - from Rachel (",)


Penguin Play on the Light Panel

Penguin play on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

I moved the penguins to a tray when we used the light panel for our snowman activities… (tray from here)…

Penguin play in a tray- from Rachel (",)


Snowballs Inspired Snowman

Love this book!

Using the book 'Snowballs' as inspiration for decorating a snowman - from Rachel (",)


Wintery Sensory Bowl 

Wintery Sensory Bowl - from Rachel (",)


Winter Counting & Number Recognition

Snowmen & Penguins

Winter counting and number recognition - from Rachel (",)

Patterns on Felt Mittens and Scarves 

Patterns on mittens and scarves - from Rachel (",)


Pipe Cleaner Scarves

Using fine motor skills to create pipe cleaner scarves for the peg people - from Rachel (",)


Snowman Dice Game

… on the light panel…

Snowman dice game on the light panel - from Rachel (",)


Counting Game

… how many people are hiding in the igloo?

Counting game from Rachel (",)


Hole Punching Snowflakes

Hole punching snowflakes - from Rachel (",)


Snowflakes on the OHP

Snowflakes on the OHP - from Rachel (",)


Counting Frozen Characters

Counting Frozen Characters - from Rachel (",)


Mark Making in ‘Snow’ 

Mark Making in 'Snow' - from Rachel (",)


Discovery Bottles

Discovery bottles from Rachel (",)


Thanks for reading and Happy Chinese New Year to those of celebrating today!

Probably no post from me next week as we are enjoying our Chinese New Activities and it seems silly to post them after the event – I will maybe share some of them over on Instagram or Facebook…


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Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)



  1. Oh my goodness, I love the pipe cleaner scarves. Genius.

  2. Meeeeeee! That was me who wanted to see the great book titles ; ) Thank you, Rachel! Always so inspired by what you do and your fabulous creativity!

    Carla M.

    • Heehee – you’re welcome, Carla! 😀

  3. Love your provision. Where did you get your little Frozen characters from? Thank you for your continued inspirational ideas.

    • Thanks, Sue!
      The characters were from eBay a few years ago 🙂

  4. This is a very comprehensive collection of ideas. Very creative. Thank you.

    • You’re welcome! 🙂


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