Winter books for little learners help students learn about this cold season! Get excited about the time of year when snowmen are made and sleds go soaring down hills. Students will learn so much through these books. Practice counting, learn about animals during winter, and enjoy a few silly stories about the secret lives of snowmen! These books will keep your students engaged during circle time!
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Winter Books for Little Learners
The animals of the forest look to a mitten for comfort and warmth from the harsh winter weather. When the animals start to squeeze into the mitten… it might not be big enough to hold them all!
The pictures in this book are a collage of pieces of paper that make up some very artful illustrations. Snow is the center of this book where a snowman takes shape out of a few snowballs.
Sledding under the stars and warm hot chocolate are the stars of this winter book.
Animals start to fill up Bear’s cave to enjoy the warmth. A party begins, but Bear just keeps on snoring!
Hedgehog gets stuck inside of a knit hat. When the animals come around, they can’t help but laugh.
All About the North and South Poles
Now is the perfect time to teach your little learners about the north and south poles. There are animals to discover and there are also some great photos of the northern lights.
What else would you do during the first days of winter but build a snowman? Kids sing along as they enjoy the first days of winter… get your little learners to sing along with them.
Penguins help students learn their numbers and counting skills through waddling, jumping, and diving! This would be a good time to teach your little learners how to waddle like a penguin.
The penguins are back and this time, it’s all about learning the ABC’s! Notice the letters and sounds as you read. A letter hunt around the classroom would be a fun follow up activity.
It’s time for a long winter nap. But just like your students might do every night, these animals keep busy trying to stay up just a little bit longer.
This version of the three little bears involves the cold winter! A great book to read if your students already know the original story. Make a few comparisons along the way.
Nat Geo does it again with their Picture the Seasons book. The pictures will get your little learners excited about the winter months and all of the magic it brings.
Add some giggles to your classroom with this fantastic story about what snowmen do at night! Full of silly snowmen that make this story a must read. You can also find some great reading exercises and activities over on our Snowmen at Night Reading Post.
Another great book about snowmen…. while they work! Didn’t you know that snowmen have jobs?
Sneezy is so cold! He tries to warm up by drinking hot cocoa and soaking in a warm tub, but he’s a snowman, which makes him melt. Students love this story.
Kids love to learn about animals in their habitats during winter. The illustrations show them what is going on both over and under the snow.
In this book, you can follow a brown bear and her cubs while they prepare to hibernate. There are several activities included that help make this a learning experience.
The best way to learn facts about snow is to read non-fiction books with beautiful photos! Teach snow related vocabulary words as you read.
Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You See?
I love this book! With the rhyming text and anticipation of what’s to come next, I’m sure it’ll become a favorite of yours too.
Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice
A great book to practice counting! It is very similar to the song No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Make penguins stick puppets and as you read take one puppet away to practice informal subtraction.
This story is about a little girl and her excitement as she wakes up to snow falling out her window! It is full of rhyming texts that allows capture little learner’s ears.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
Do your little learners start guessing about what the old lady will swallow next? Get ready for some laughs, because this book is full of them.
These winter books for little learners will have everyone welcoming this chilly, icy, and wonderful time of year!
If you need some winter activities to take the winter theme all over your classroom, head on over to our Winter Themed Activities Post.
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