Here on the east coast, winter has made a very loud arrival! Two days with no school – and this the first week back after a long break! Then I realized I’ve never posted any winter activities! So here are a number of random worksheets and craft ideas you can do in German 🙂
Schneemann malen nach Zahlen
This simple color by number is great for the little ones just learning their numbers and colors. The color words are written in the corresponding color, making it easier for them to do on their own. Download the PDF here: Schneemann Malen nach Zahlen GitA
Here are two simple worksheets to talk about the tracks that different animals leave in the snow. There is a black and white version. And if a little extra help is needed, there is a colored outline version. Then the colors can be easily paired up.
Download the worksheets as PDF files here:
- Tierspuren GitA
- Tierspuren farbig GitA
- Tierspuren auf dem Land GitA
- Tierspuren auf dem Land farbig GitA
For a follow-up activity, see if you have any little animal figures. Winter animals would be best, but whatever you’ve got! Then get out the play-doh and roll it out. Let your child walk the animals through the play-doh to make tracks. Then compare them. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about animals in German!
If you have snow and it isn’t brutally cold, go for a walk and see if you see any tracks. Before you go, talk about the kinds of animals that live in your area. Maybe look up what their prints look like, so you can identify them when you see them.
Here are five winter word posters you can print out full-sized or print 6-to-a-page to make flashcards. Print two sets to make a game of memory!
Download the PDF file here: Winter Wortschatz GitA
There is also a coloring page of all five words to go with them.
Download the PDF here: Winter Wortschatz Malvorlage GitA
I just put up a post with 10 easy German winter mazes! You can find them here 🙂 Here is an example:
There are tons of great craft ideas out there! I’ve been collecting them on a Pinterest board for years. Check it out here!
I also saw a list of 40 snow day boredom busters on Mommy Poppins. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration there?!