Keeping Warm! Winter Clothing Riddles, Rhyme, Game, and More!

Build winter clothing vocabulary with playful riddles, rhyme and movement, writing, and a coloring game. 

Winter Clothes Vocabulary Activities: 

Ask children to name clothing that people wear in winter to stay warm. Write their responses on the chart paper.

Place a variety of winter clothes (jacket, mittens, scarf, warm socks, cap, boots, etc.) inside a suitcase and have children name each piece as you remove it. Or recite the riddles below, and when a child responds with the correct answer, have him/her find the matching item in the suitcase.

  • In a winter storm, I keep your neck warm. What am I? (scarf)
  • I start with the letter J, and keep you warm on a cold day. What am I? (jacket)
  • I protect your hands from snow and ice. Fingers think I'm very nice. What am I? (mittens)
  • I start with the letter B, and your feet go inside of me. What am I? (boots)
  • I can't help your nose but, I'm very good at warming toes. What am I? (socks)
  • If your head might freeze, put me on please. What am I? (cap)

Winter Clothes Rhyme and Movement Activity

Recite the rhyme and make matching movements together.

Dress up Warmly
Author unknown

The day is cloudy and the wind is bold.
Dress up warmly, you mustn't get cold! 

Put on your jacket and zip it up tight,
put on your left boot, put on your right. 

Put on your scarf and put on your cap,
put on your mittens and clap-clap-clap! 

Go outside and play and play.
Come in again, and then we'll say- 

Take off your jacket that was zipped up tight,
take off your left boot, take off your right. 

Take off your scarf, take off your cap,
take off your mittens, and then take a nap!

Writing center

Preschool Activities: 

Place Winter Clothes printables in your classroom writing center and let children label or copy the winter clothes words. 

Free Winter Clothes Label Poster and Label Worksheet

Winter Clothes
Winter Clothes
​Label Worksheet

Roll and Color Winter Clothes Game

Preschool Activities: 

What you need:
Winter Clothes Coloring Page printable
Winter Clothes Dice Instructions printable
Crayons or colored pencils

Children will learn the names of winter clothes.
Children will read the names of winter clothes.

What you do:
Provide each player with a Winter Clothes coloring page and crayons or colored pencils. 

Depending on the developmental level of your children, choose which dice instructions you want to use. Taking turns, each player rolls the dice and colors the clothing part that matches the rolled number. The first player to finish coloring in all the winter clothes on his/her Winter Clothes Coloring Page wins the game.

Free Roll and Color Winter Clothes printables

Winter Clothes
Coloring Page
Winter Clothes
Dice Instructions

Winter Clothes Dramatic Play Area

Preschool Activities: 

Place an assortment of winter jackets, boots, gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves in the dramatic play area of your classroom. Encourage children to practice using buttons, zippers, buckles, and ties as they try on different items. This helps children develop and improve fine motor skills. It also helps children gain independence with respect to dressing themselves for outdoor play on cold or snowy days.


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