Brrr… it’s so cold outside! I don’t know about you, but I’m dreaming of warmer weather so my students can be outside letting out their built-up energy. Instead we’re indoors, going a little stir-crazy in the classroom. However, I’ve figured out a few fun and educational activities we can do inside that I’d love to share with you! I hope they help you and your class have a fantastic winter.
Indoor Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Create an alphabet scavenger hunt that’s perfect for children learning their letters. Find an object that starts with each letter in the alphabet. Lay out letters on your classroom floor. Spread out objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet and have the kids pair together the matching letter to each item. If you’re teaching older kids, add a time limit or hide the objects to make it more challenging.
On small pieces of paper, write down words that your students can act out. I recommend choosing words related to your current lesson plan. Fold each paper in half and place them in a bowl. Split your class into two or three teams, and have each student take turns acting out their word while their team tries to guess it. Each team gets a point for guessing correctly and the team with the most points wins.
Munchy Math Center
One of my other go-to classroom activities is the Munchy Math Center. You can create a center in your classroom with just a few Dollar Tree supplies. Your students can touch, see, and taste while learning addition, subtraction, and patterning skills. Click here to learn how to create your own!