Winter Word Fun

How many words can you make from the word:


Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post.

How many words can you think of that begin with or have the word ‘SNOW‘ in it?

Example: Snowboarding, snowstorm, snowplow, snowy etc..

Write about or draw your favorite part of winter.

Below, you will find videos and coloring pages of winter scenes and things, you can use them to inspire/spark your favorite memories. If you have never been in cold/snowy weather what do you think it would be like? If you have never been in warm weather during the winter, what do you think that would be like?

Winter Word Search

How quickly can you find the 10 words in this Winter word search?

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles:  Snow Covered Pines Puzzle

How long will it take you to solve this online puzzle?

Coloring Page

Get Coloring Pages: Winter Scene Choose from a variety of pages to print.

How To Draw A Winter Scene

Winter Related Posts

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Holiday & Winter Origami

25 Fun Activities You Can Do Inside, When It’s COLD Outside!

Snowman Activities

Snowflake Activities and Resources

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

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Candy Cane Crunch

Here is a fun twist on the game Knight Moves, played with a chess/checker board. It can be played on your phone, or printed out and laminated for long term use. You can right click to save the board.

Instructions are listed below the board. If you are really good at the game, there won’t be an empty space left on the board.

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Winter Puzzle Fun: Build A Snowman

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles:  Snowman
How long will it take you to solve this online puzzle?


How many words can you make from the words:


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Build A Snowman Word Search

How quickly can you find the 10 words in this – Build A Snowman word search?

Build A Snowman WS FW

Coloring Page

Get Coloring Pages: SnowmanChoose from a variety of snowman pictures tosnowman snowglobe print. Snowman– Choose from simple and detailed coloring pages.

Coloring WS: SnowmenPage offers simple coloring pages and a dot to dot to print.

ABCYA: Make A Snowman – Build a snowman on line.


Sublime Science: Scientific Snowman Build a snowman out of baking soda and then make it melt in a fun way.


How To Draw A Snowman

How to draw a EASY Snowman – Step by Step

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Winter Puzzle Fun: Sleigh Ride

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles:  Sleigh Ride Puzzle
How long will it take you to solve this online puzzle?


How many words can you make from the words:


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Sleigh Ride Word Search

How quickly can you find the 10 words in this Sleigh Ride word search?

Sleigh Ride Word Search

Coloring Page

Get Coloring Pages: SleighChoose from a variety of sleighs to print.

How To Draw Santa’s Sleigh

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Yule Log

Information & Fun Stuff

Why Christmas: The History of the Yule Log – Learn how the Yule Log was used by various cultures and countries.

Learn Religions: Make a Yule Log – In addition to instructions Yule Log Cakefor how to make a Yule Log centerpiece that can burn candles, and learn a little of the history and symbology of this historic tradition.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac: What is the Yule Log? | Christmas Traditions – Read a little about Yule and use this link to access the recipe at the end of the article. (The link offered does not work correctly.) Holiday Printable Fun: The Yule LogDownload to print.

DLTK: Toasty Fireplace – How quickly can you solve this Jigsaw Puzzle online? Use the arrow keys to turn puzzle pieces.

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The Germanic Origins of Yule

Georgina Life – Yule Log Centerpiece

Simplest Buche De Noel | Chocolate Yule Log | Easy Swiss Roll Recipe

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Holiday Foods

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles:  Colorful Pumpkins And Wicker Basket
How long will it take you to solve this online puzzle?

pumpkins-veggies puzzle

How many words can you make from the words:

Fun Holiday Foods

How quickly can you find the 10 words in this Holiday Foods word search?

Holiday Foods Word Search

Coloring Pages

Get Coloring Pages: Cornucopia –  Choose from a variety of cornucopias to print.

Super Coloring: Cornucopia – Choose from a variety of cornucopias to print or color online.

Seasonal Foods To Learn About

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Popcorn Project

The Three Sisters: Introductions

Cranberry Resource Page

Wild Turkey

Chocolate Activities

History of the Candy Cane


Ginger Bread Activities

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25 Fun Activities You Can Do Inside, When It’s COLD Outside!

When the temperature drops, and it gets toooo cold to play outside for long, here are some fun things you can do inside!
Below, you will find drawing activities, brain games, dice games, science experiments, paper folding projects, and other fun things that can be found on 

1. Learn about Fractals –  There’s a good chance that you’ll find frost on a window or a snowflake or two to look at for this activity! After you observe them, draw/make a few of your own.

2. Make your own Geometrical Designs – Draw a variety of shapes, add some lines, and grab your coloring supplies for this fun activity!

3. Try Zentangles! – If you enjoy drawing while you’re chilling out, you may find this activity de-stressing.

4. Observe Spirals – Spirals are fun to draw and there are a few different types. Find out more by visiting this page…but before you do, make a list of something of the things you can think of that are naturally shaped as a spiral…fruits, animals, plants….

5. Ten Fun Projects You Can Do With Symmetry – Make one half of a picture and give it to someone to finish off in the same way! Draw it, use building toys, Tangram pieces, or something else.

6. Play with Circles – Grab your craft supplies and find out how many cool things you can make from a simple circle.

7. Tangrams – Can you believe that over 5900 puzzles can be made with the 7 shapes offered in this puzzle-game! How many can you make? Find out with the resources on this page. Turn those puzzle pieces into a work of art too.

8. Make Folded Hand Puppet – Create a few puppets, decorate them, and make a puppet show with them.

9. Paper Airplanes – Learn how to fold some simple planes and cool stunt planes, check out the plane that won a world record, and get helpful flying tips.

10. Rainbow Code – Grab a friend and play a game where colors reveal the code.

11. Yatch – Dice Game – There are so many cool dice games out there and this is definitely one of them. Play with a friend, on your own, or on line.

12.  Make your own: Bottle Cap Stamps – Take a minute to raid the recycling bin and take all the bottle caps you can find, big and small, then put on foam sticker on it and get ready to have some fun. Stamp a story or play the brain game offered in this post.

13. Holiday and Winter Origami – Fold a sled, snowman, pine tree, penguin, or a snowflake and make a wintery scene with them.

14. Magic Square Puzzles – In the mood for a brain teaser? Try the Magic Square puzzles in this post, then make some of your own to share.

15. Roman Numerals – Spend some time learning how to add, subtract, and multiply in a fun new way.

16. Hangman/House – Use a whiteboard and colored whiteboard markers to play this old favorite…with a fun twist of course.

17. Solitaire Challenge #1 Peg Solitaire – Whether you decide make your own game board or print one out, have fun trying to finish this puzzling game with one last piece in the middle.

18. Make Your Own What’s Missing Picture – You can use stamps, stickers, or draw something out to play this tricky observation game.

19. Petals Around The Rose – Play this brain game on line or with a set of dice. If you figure out the pattern, don’t tell anyone, give them a set of dice and let them figure it out for themselves.

20. Snowflake Activities & Resources Learn about snowflakes in fun new ways, make some of your own, and look at some cool photographs of these elusive little wonders!

21. Mini Marble Run This mini marble run is great for older kids who want to do something different. How long can you keep your BB from getting to the end of the run?

22. Make Your Own Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board Did you know that Tic-Tac-Toe is a strategy game? Grab your craft supplies and make your own board to play on with a friend over and over again.

23. Inspiring People Cardstacker – Make sure you have a few decks of cards ready to use after watching what this man can do! Amazing!

24. Bubblegum Find out who invented bubblegum then how big of a bubble can you make with the activity offered in this post. There’s an experiment you can do with chewing gum as well.

25. Shadow Puppets – Create your shadow puppets during the day and tell your story while you show them off at night. Perhaps a story about cold wintery night!

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Poinsettia Resource Page

University of Illinois Extension: Poinsettia Facts – Interesting facts and information about Poinsettias. Includes anatomy info, history of the plant, and number facts.
The Spruce:  Poinsettias – Keepers or Compost? – Caring For Your Holiday Poinsettia and Getting It To Bloom Again Next Year (How To)

Teleflora: Meaning & Symbolism of Poinsettias – This short article talks about the many names given to the poinsettia, some history about the person it is named after, and what it symbolizes in different cultures.

Why Poinsettias At Christmas – Where this plant comes from, how it was used by other cultures, plus an old Mexican legend.

Wikipedia: Poinsettia – Description, Religious and Other Traditional Associations, Creation of the American Poinsettia Industry, Cultivation, Diseases, and Toxicity claims.

The following sites have instructions for how to make the craft suggested.

DLTK: Paper Poinsettia Flower & Poinsettia Paper Plate Craft

First Palette Kids’ Crafts: Poinsettia Ornament

Planet Smarty Pants: Poinsettia Crafts for Christmas – 12 Crafts suggested, most made from recycled items.

Artists Helping Children: Christmas Poinsettias – Three poinsettia crafts are offered on this site: One using cardboard tubes, a coloring page, and a finger print picture.

Super Coloring: Poinsettia Coloring Pages – 6 pages offered. Mistletoe and Poinsettia Coloring Pages – 7 poinsettia coloring pages offered.


YouTube: Poinsettia Playlist –  Learn about the history of poinsettia, how to care for them, make some crafts, and listen to a story read by the author.

Here’s one of the videos in the list… How to fold a poinsettia flower, origami

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Gingerbread Activities


Wikipedia: Gingerbread House  – Gingerbread house history, modern times, Guinness World records, and Gingerbread houses.

PBS: History Gingerbread – Article talks a bit about the history of ginger, and where the first gingerbread recipe came from and the inspiration to decorate gingerbread

Fun Activities

DLTK Site:
Kidzone: Gingerbread Man Theme Unit – 5 Day Theme Unit and Resource List
Felt Gingerbread Man – Links to the poem and a mini-book version as well.
Gingerbread Man Dot Page – Printable activity page.
Gingerbread Man Activities – Clip art, coloring pages, recipes, and craft ideas.
Gingerbread House – Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Enchanted Learning: Gingerbread Man –  Site offers a picture story about the Gingerbread Man and craft ideas. Some activities may need a membership to print.

Mathwire: Winter Math Activities: Gingerbread House – Scroll down to the ginger bread house activities.

ABCya!: Gingerbread House – This site offers people a chance to build a virtual gingerbread house. Choose from an array of items to help you build and design a one of a kind house. Flash Player required to play.

Make Your Own House

Martha Stewart: Swedish Gingerbread House How-To – Scroll through the pictures to see how to construction this house using caramel syrup as the glue!

King Arthur Flour: Construction Gingerbread for Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread House Cakes – Recipes

Food Network: Gingerbread House – Recipe

PBS: Zoom: Graham Cracker Gingerbread House – An easy to make house made from Graham crackers.

Little Red Window: Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread House – Instructions for making a gingerbread house from recycled cardboard. Christmas/Holiday House – Make a holiday house from a milk carton!

YouTube: Gingerbread Playlist – Make an origami house, learn how gingerbread house kits are made, and watch an gingerbread house competition.
Here’s one of the videos in the list…
History: Holiday Foods-Gingerbread Houses

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Activities, Foods, & Resources for February

Feb 7: Charles Dickens Born 1812 – Learn about the author of many well known books.
Feb 15: Susan B Anthony Born 1820
Women’s Suffrage Research Resource – Susan B. Anthony is well known for her role in the suffrage movement in America.

Feb 14: Valentine’s Day – Over 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent in the U.S. each year! Make one of your own with the designs suggested in this post.

Fifteen Day Celebration: Chinese New Year – Celebrate the Chinese New Year with fun, cultural activities: Tangrams, Zodiac symbols, crafts, coloring pages and more. 

Seasonal Foods & Food Related Days

Feb 3: Bubble Gum Day – Learn about the history of bubble gum and do some experiments.

Feb 8: Bake Pizza Week Begins also Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
Feb 9 Happy Chocolate Day & Pizza Pie Day
Chocolate Activities – Learn about the history of chocolate, make an old fashioned chocolate egg cream, print chocolate puzzles and get links to other resources.
Pizza Project – 
Pizza history, recipes, games, and activities.

Feb 17: World Cabbage Day

Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, a recipe for homemade coleslaw, and links to cabbage information.

Feb. 22 Cook a Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Resources – Sweet potato resources include: Nutrition facts, educational info and recipes.

Feb 27: Strawberry Day

Strawberry Craze – This strawberry research project includes links to other strawberries posts on Fran’s World, and to informative sites.
Bean Resource Page – Nutritional information, types of beans, experiments and more.
Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.
More Days To Celebrate

Feb 3: Feed the Birds Day
Bird Watching Activities – Bird watching activities, bird treat ideas, and links to bird-related activities and information.

Feb 14: Library Lover’s Day
7 Ways Your Library Saves You Money – Tips for using your library to save money.

Feb 20: Love Your Pet Day
Homemade Treats & Toys for Pets – Treat and toy ideas for dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits.

If you’re interested in more holidays, birthdays, events, fun food days and other unique days, please check out the long list of February Special Days on Still Learning Something New.
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Christmas Stockings

Smithsonian: The Legend of the Christmas Stocking – The history behind the tradition of hanging stockings.

Wikipedia: Christmas Stockings – The history of stockings and information about the world’s biggest Christmas stocking.

Altogether Christmas: Christmas Stockings – An article about the legends behind Christmas stockings.

First Palette: Paper Christmas Stocking – Instructions for craft.

DLTK: Christmas Lacing Crafts – Instructions for craft.

Activity Village: Christmas Stocking Theme – Printable stocking templates, games, colouring pages, crafts, and more.

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History of the Candy Cane

Why Christmas: Christmas Candy Canes – Brief information about candy canes.

Spangler: Candy Cane History and Legends – Historical and religious information about candy canes.

WikipediaCandy Cane – Origins of the candy cane/peppermint stick and the production of this holiday treat.

Today I Found Out: The Origins of the Candy Cane – An article about the history of the candy cane.

Candy Cane Poem – Printable pages.
Candy Cane Reindeer – Craft idea. Candy Cane coloring pages.

About Family 26 Candy Cane Crafts – All made with real candy canes!

Fun-A-Day!: 50 Candy Cane Activities For Kids – Ornaments, experiments, crafts, recipes, treats, and more! Links take you to other sites.

From ABC’s to ACT’s: 25+ Candy Cane Crafts, Snacks, and Activities for Kids –  Links to you to other sites.


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