Get creative this season with these ten winter art lesson plans for children. Using easy techniques and simple art materials your children can explore the colours, sensations, and science of the season through art.
10 winter art lesson plans for children
Use the links below to dive into NurtureStore’s archive of over 100 art projects for children and try these winter-themed art lessons that focus on nature, science, play, and exploring with your senses.
Freeze coloured water in containers and make yourself set of ice building blocks to build winter sculptures – even better if you can leave them outdoors overnight so nature does the freezing for you!
Frosty paintingsUse wax crayons or oil pastels combined with watercolour paints to create ‘magic’ frosty paintings.
Join this art workshop to explore winter skies through photography, paper cuts, painting, and collage.
Learn about the northern lights and create a colourful sky silhouette.
Let your imagination play – build your own winter wonderland small world.
Try junk modelling and make a frosty winter town – great for storytelling.
Use this shaving foam marbling technique with wintry blue colours, and then cut your prints into paper snowflakes.
Paint on Ice
Make an ice canvas to paint on.
Melt an Ice Sculpture
Use this technique to make coloured salt and use it to create wonderful forms in an block of ice.
Give your usual craft paints a wintry twist by freezing them and using them to paint on silver foil.
Winter Paper Lanterns
Download your 21 Day Winter Activities Countdown
It's one part educational curriculum; one part seasonal celebration; one part family memory making.
:: over 70 pages of learning, activities, and printables
:: a complete twenty-one day program of nature, science, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory, and play
:: a planned idea for each day, with plenty of options for flexibility and choice
:: themed around the special words of the season, giving rhythm and ritual
:: follow as a daily countdown, or dip in and out through the winter season
:: material lists and bonus printables make it so easy for you
:: created with children aged 4 to 10 in mind