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Winter – Teacher Resources

Celebrate the season of winter, with our lesson plans, printables, activities, and resources. Whether you want to know more about snow, the cold, or December Holidays, we have the resources you need. We have free, printable worksheets so your students can forecast cold winter weather, learn about the uniqueness of snowflakes, and research the deadliest blizzard in American history. You can also integrate the winter holidays into your curriculum. When it comes to the coldest months of the year – we've got you covered!

Educational Videos

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities


Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Snowman Mobile
Winter-Themed Bulletin Board
Tree Bulletin Board Example
More Winter Printables

Lesson Plans

Weather Station
Let It Snow!
Viewing Snowflakes
Herbs in the Classroom
Glacial Pressure
Bird Feeders
Winter Holidays
More Winter Lesson Plans


Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz

Science Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
America's Most Decorated Winter Olympic Athletes
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Winter Holidays Chart
The Snow Kids
More Winter Activities for Science Class

Social Studies Activities

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
The Chinese Calendar
Chart of Winter Olympic Games Statistics
Winter Weather Across America
It's Winter Weather
A Winter Tree
2006 Winter Olympic Games Reading Warm-Up
More Winter Social Studies Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Hibernation Report Outline
Quotations from Winter Poems
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Holiday Contract: Grades 4-6
Winter Holiday Contract
Winter Solstice Activities
I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
More Winter Reading & Language Arts Activities

Art & Music Activities

Susie the Snowlady
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Snowflake Card
Fun in the Snow
A Teacher's Guide to Books Written by Nancy Carlson
Torn-Paper Snow Pictures
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Snowflake Ornament
Animal Tracking Song
Spray Leaf Pattern
Wintertime Fun
Winter Coloring Page
Sponge-Painted Snowman
Penguin Puppet
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
Beaded Snowflakes

Winter Holidays

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Groundhog Day Teacher Resources
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

Weather Activities

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Popular Weather Activities for Science Class
Popular Art Activities for Earth Science, Grades K-6
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Popular Earth Science Lesson Plans
Popular Seasonal Weather Activities
The Great White Hurricane
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Other Seasons

Autumn Teacher Resources
Seasons – Teacher Resources
Spring – Teacher Resources
Summer - Teacher Resources


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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