Well I don't know about where you live but it sure is chilly here in Chicago! To help you cope with the winter blues, here is a free play calendar of January activities for kids!
Winter in Chicago can be beautiful, brisk and enjoyable…but it can also be blustery and downright brutal. I love to have a mix of play ideas on hand so that we can take full advantage of the crisp sunny winter days, but also have plenty to keep us busy on those days when we need to stay inside.
This play calendar is just the thing! Whether you are snowed in or just enjoying the fun that winter can bring, this free monthly play calendar is an awesome resource that you can refer to over and over again.
You will find 31 days of ideas including winter themed crafts, indoor boredom busters and outdoor play ideas. Take your pick or do them all! Let the kids look through the calendar or you can prep them yourself ahead of time.
January Activities for Kids
All you have to do is open up the January Play Calendar and click on any photo in the calendar to get all the details on each super craft or activity!
Feel free to bookmark this page on your computer or phone so you can find it when you need it!
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If you prefer a master text list of the ideas in the play calendar, here they are, listed by date.
- Snowflake Sensory Soup from And Next Comes L
- Marbled Milk Paper Towel Snowflakes from Sugar Aunts
- Low Prep STEM Activities from Lalymom
- Handprint Mittens Art from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Calming Lavender Snow Play from House of Burke
- Arctic Small World & Igloo Craft from Where Imagination Grows
- Bubbling Pine Cone Science from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Penguin Themed Snacks from Sugar Aunts
- Winter Math Tray on the Light Table
- Snow Maze from Sugar Aunts
- Arctic Snow Dough Small World Sensory Play from Crayon Box Chronicles
- DIY Cardboard Bulldozer Toy from Lalymom
- Snowman Ball Toss from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Snowman Mirror Play from And Next Comes L
- Build a Snowman Fine Motor Play from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Winter Snowflake Stamp Art from Sugar Aunts
- Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows
- Icicle Scissor Skills Practice from Sugar Aunts
- Arctic Small World on the Light Table from And Next Comes L
- Snowball Marshmallow Names from Mamas Like Me
- The Mitten Story Stones from Fun-A-Day!
- Painting Snow with Watercolors from Sugar Aunts
- Simple Snipping Sammy Cutting Practice from Lalymom
- Name Snowmen from Fun-A-Day!
- Sparkly Winter Sensory Bin with Snowflake Letters from And Next Comes L
- Mitten Cookie Cutter Stamping from House of Burke
- Shape Snowman Puppet Craft from Mamas Like Me
- DIY Rocket Launcher Boredom Buster from Lalymom
- Coffee Shop Dramatic Play from Where Imagination Grows
- Sensory Snow Paint from Mamas Like Me
- Penguin Small World with Snow from House of Burke
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What are your favorite January Activities for Kids? Let's hear it in the comments!