41 Totally Free Activity Sheets for Kids
Our best remedy for long winter days? A healthy supply of activity sheets for kids—because when it’s too chilly to go outside, exercising their brains is the next best thing. We’ve rounded up the coolest printables with a timely winter theme, from mad libs to paper snowflakes, free coloring pages, color by number printables and more. Read on to see them all, and get ready to fire up your printer!
Count the Snowmen
Get counting practice in with this printable from MomDot. Once they’ve counted up all the snowmen, they can decorate them all too! Click here to print it out, along with three more snowman-themed activities.
Trace the Winter Hat
Ice Skating Tangle
Trace, Color & Cut
Wintertime calls for a nice cup of hot cocoa, as Woo! Jr. knows. Whip up a batch while the kids work on tracing with this cute printable. Click here to download it, and check out a few more wintry tracing, coloring and cutting printables.
I Spy, Winter Edition
Winter Mad Libs
Winter Secret Message
Kids can decode a secret message with this simple but fun printable from All Kids Network. Click here to get the printable, along with lots more wintry activities, from counting worksheets to writing challenges.
Cone Paper Dolls
Thanks to Mr. Printables, it’s ridiculously easy to make your own paper dolls. Just print out the doll printables and winter-themed clothes, then roll them up and glue your creations together. Get the details and printables by clicking here.
This activity from KCEdventures requires a bit of pre-planning, but it’s totally worth the effort. Print out the gingerbread people and hide them around the house, then let the kids hunt for them all! To get the printables, click here.
Winter Color by Number
Wintry Scene Coloring Page
Let your budding artist unleash their creativity on these snowflakes from First Palette. Available in different sizes and designs, they can color them, cut them out, and even use them to make a garland or another craft. Get the printables by clicking here.
Snowman Playdough Mats
Winter Dot Painting
This cute printable from The Resourceful Mama is sure to be a hit with your little ones. If you’ve got dot markers, they can fill them in with those, or you can use pom poms or regular markers. Snag the printable by clicking here.
Winter I Spy
Winter Pattern Mats
We love this printable from Life Over C’s that’s sure to keep the kids occupied for an afternoon. Once you’ve printed out the pieces, encourage your littles to create different patterns on their mats. Get the printable by clicking here.
Winter Word Search
If your kiddo’s got a handle on reading, you’ve got to use this word search printable from Real Life at Home. Hunker down by the fire while looking for words like reindeer and blizzard. To snag the printable, click here.
Winter Lacing Cards
Snowman Bingo Game
Winter Coloring Page
Keep it simple by printing out this fun coloring page from Trail of Colors. Kids will love decorating the mittens, hat, and scarf whether or not it’s snowing where you live. Click here to download the printable.
Snowman Shape Matching
Even if it doesn’t snow where you live, kids can still build a snowman thanks to this clever worksheet from Totschooling. Plus, they’ll get to practice matching shapes while they’re at it. Click here for the printable.
Fine Motor Skills Builder
Print out this page from You Clever Monkey to help your kids build fine motor skills. Have them decorate the tree with playdough, buttons or small beads. You can even make it into a counting or alphabet game—to get all the details and print it out, click here.
Winter Activity Sheets
Cover all your bases with this set of activity sheets from Kids Activities Blog. There are mazes, spot-the-difference pages, word searches and more—enough to keep them busy all afternoon! Click here to get the pages.
Winter Scene Playdough Mats
To keep the kiddos occupied for an afternoon, print out and laminate this winter scene from Living Well Mom. Then they can get creative building and decorating snowballs and snowmen. To get the printable, click here.
Christmas Counting Picture
Winter Gross Motor Movement Game
If you’re stuck inside on a cold day, this cool printable game from Gift of Curiosity will keep the boredom at bay. Print out the cards and place them on a cube (or just shuffle them in a stack)—each card directs kids to do a different action. Get the fun started by clicking here.
Winter Cutting Practice Symmetry Worksheets
Kids can sharpen their scissor skills and learn about symmetry with these cool worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Once they’re done cutting out the shapes, they can decorate them with markers or crayons too. To grab the worksheets, click here.
Snowman Number Match
Snow Day Bingo
Keep the cabin fever away on your next snow day by trying out this genius twist on bingo from All Free Kids Crafts. Kids can cross out a bingo square for each activity they do, from drinking hot cocoa to having a dance party. Click here for the printable.
Winter Memory Game
Snowflake Fine Motor Activity
If your littles like playing with hole punches, this activity from Early Learning Ideas will definitely be a winner. They can go to town punching the holes, and then they can decorate their snowflakes with crayons or glitter glue. Grab the printable by clicking here.
Winter Spelling Activity
Bundling Up for Winter
Christmas Spot the Difference
Winter Bucket List
Make your game plan for the rest of the season with this cool idea from 3Dinosaurs. There are versions available for kids to write their wishes down or to draw them out if they’re not writing yet. Click here to download the worksheet.
Build a Snowman Worksheet
Gingerbread Matching Game
Challenge your tot to find the two matching gingerbread men in this printable from Squishy-Cute Designs. Click here to grab this printable and lots of others, including coloring pages, word scrambles, Christmas jokes and rhyming word games.
Gingerbread Man Color By Number
This fun worksheet will have you and your kid wanting to bake gingerbread cookies! Click here to find this cute color by number worksheet.
—Taylor Clifton & Susie Foresman
Feature photo: Samantha Hurley via Burst