41 Totally Free Activity Sheets for Kids


Our best remedy for long winter days? A healthy supply of activity sheets for kids—because when it’s too chilly to go outside, exercising their brains is the next best thing. We’ve rounded up the coolest printables with a timely winter theme, from mad libs to paper snowflakes, free coloring pages, color by number printables and more. Read on to see them all, and get ready to fire up your printer!

Count the Snowmen

Get counting practice in with this printable from MomDot. Once they’ve counted up all the snowmen, they can decorate them all too! Click here to print it out, along with three more snowman-themed activities.

Trace the Winter Hat

This printable from Twisty Noodle is perfect for chilly days. Kids can flex their tracing skills, then color in the hat however they like. Click here to get the printable.

Ice Skating Tangle

Here’s a good challenge for your little ones: can they untangle the twisty ice skating path created by Tim’s Printables? To grab the printable, click here.

Trace, Color & Cut

Wintertime calls for a nice cup of hot cocoa, as Woo! Jr. knows. Whip up a batch while the kids work on tracing with this cute printable. Click here to download it, and check out a few more wintry tracing, coloring and cutting printables.

I Spy, Winter Edition

If your little one is just learning how to count, this I Spy printable from Live Laugh Rowe will help him practice his skills. Get the printable by clicking here.

Winter Mad Libs

Create a silly story with these fun winter mad libs from Woo! Jr. Get the printables (including ones about a snowstorm, ice skates and winter facts) by clicking here.

Winter Secret Message

Kids can decode a secret message with this simple but fun printable from All Kids Network. Click here to get the printable, along with lots more wintry activities, from counting worksheets to writing challenges.

Cone Paper Dolls

Thanks to Mr. Printables, it’s ridiculously easy to make your own paper dolls. Just print out the doll printables and winter-themed clothes, then roll them up and glue your creations together. Get the details and printables by clicking here.

Gingerbread Hunt

This activity from KCEdventures requires a bit of pre-planning, but it’s totally worth the effort. Print out the gingerbread people and hide them around the house, then let the kids hunt for them all! To get the printables, click here.

Paper Snowflakes

Remember cutting out paper snowflakes as a kid? Now your little ones can do the same, thanks to First Palette. Click here to get the templates, ranging from fairly simple to super intricate.

Winter Color by Number

Perfect for preschool or kindergarten-aged kids, these color-by-number printables from Itsy Bitsy Fun will be the perfect snow day activity. To get them, click here.

Wintry Scene Coloring Page

Keep your little ones entertained with this intricate winter scene coloring page from Dover Publications. To print it out, click here.


Let your budding artist unleash their creativity on these snowflakes from First Palette. Available in different sizes and designs, they can color them, cut them out, and even use them to make a garland or another craft. Get the printables by clicking here.

Snowman Playdough Mats

The kiddos can practice counting and work on their fine motor skills with this genius printable from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Plus, they’re always lured in by playdough! Click here to get the printable.

Winter Dot Painting

This cute printable from The Resourceful Mama is sure to be a hit with your little ones. If you’ve got dot markers, they can fill them in with those, or you can use pom poms or regular markers. Snag the printable by clicking here.

Winter I Spy

Stuck inside during a snowstorm? This I Spy game from Simple Play Ideas will be a lifesaver. It’ll put your kids’ finding and counting skills to the test. Click here download the printable.

Winter Color-by-Letter

Little ones can practice their alphabet while coloring wintry pictures with these fun color-by-letter worksheets from Trail of Colors. To grab a copy, click here.

Winter Pattern Mats

We love this printable from Life Over C’s that’s sure to keep the kids occupied for an afternoon. Once you’ve printed out the pieces, encourage your littles to create different patterns on their mats. Get the printable by clicking here.

Winter Word Search

If your kiddo’s got a handle on reading, you’ve got to use this word search printable from Real Life at Home. Hunker down by the fire while looking for words like reindeer and blizzard. To snag the printable, click here.

Winter Lacing Cards

Let the tots work on their fine motor skills with these cute lacing cards from Living Life and Learning. The set includes a snowflake, reindeer and gingerbread man—click here to get in on the fun.

Snowman Bingo Game

We love this print-and-play bingo game from Crazy Little Projects. You can use mini marshmallows as markers to fit the snowman theme. Get the printable by clicking here.

Winter Coloring Page

Keep it simple by printing out this fun coloring page from Trail of Colors. Kids will love decorating the mittens, hat, and scarf whether or not it’s snowing where you live. Click here to download the printable.

Snowman Shape Matching

Even if it doesn’t snow where you live, kids can still build a snowman thanks to this clever worksheet from Totschooling. Plus, they’ll get to practice matching shapes while they’re at it. Click here for the printable.

Fine Motor Skills Builder

Print out this page from You Clever Monkey to help your kids build fine motor skills. Have them decorate the tree with playdough, buttons or small beads. You can even make it into a counting or alphabet game—to get all the details and print it out, click here.

Winter Activity Sheets

Cover all your bases with this set of activity sheets from Kids Activities Blog. There are mazes, spot-the-difference pages, word searches and more—enough to keep them busy all afternoon! Click here to get the pages.

Winter Scene Playdough Mats

To keep the kiddos occupied for an afternoon, print out and laminate this winter scene from Living Well Mom. Then they can get creative building and decorating snowballs and snowmen. To get the printable, click here.

Christmas Counting Picture

Your kid will sharpen their math skills while also having fun with this Christmas math worksheet! Find it here on Education.com

Winter Gross Motor Movement Game

If you’re stuck inside on a cold day, this cool printable game from Gift of Curiosity will keep the boredom at bay. Print out the cards and place them on a cube (or just shuffle them in a stack)—each card directs kids to do a different action. Get the fun started by clicking here.

Winter Cutting Practice Symmetry Worksheets

Kids can sharpen their scissor skills and learn about symmetry with these cool worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Once they’re done cutting out the shapes, they can decorate them with markers or crayons too. To grab the worksheets, click here.

Snowman Number Match

How cute is this matching activity from A Dab of Glue Will Do? It’s a great way to get some extra math time in this winter. Get the printable by clicking here.

Snow Day Bingo

Keep the cabin fever away on your next snow day by trying out this genius twist on bingo from All Free Kids Crafts. Kids can cross out a bingo square for each activity they do, from drinking hot cocoa to having a dance party. Click here for the printable.

Winter Memory Game

Kids of all ages will love this memory game from Kids Activities Blog. Just print and cut out the winter-themed cards, then put their memory to the test. To snag the printable, click here.

Snowflake Fine Motor Activity

If your littles like playing with hole punches, this activity from Early Learning Ideas will definitely be a winner. They can go to town punching the holes, and then they can decorate their snowflakes with crayons or glitter glue. Grab the printable by clicking here.

Winter Spelling Activity

You don’t have to let winter break brain drain set in thanks to this awesome activity from The Measured Mom. Similar to a board game, it can be adapted to any word list. Click here for the printable.

Bundling Up for Winter

Check out this cute printable from Alex Brands—kids can help Monkey bundle up so he’s ready to go out into the cold. Click here to download it.

Christmas Spot the Difference

Look and see if you can find all of the differences in this worksheet! Click here to find this exciting worksheet on Education.com.

Winter Bucket List

Make your game plan for the rest of the season with this cool idea from 3Dinosaurs. There are versions available for kids to write their wishes down or to draw them out if they’re not writing yet. Click here to download the worksheet.

Winter Mazes

Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, these wintry mazes from BrainyMaze are super fun. Each page includes a maze and a counting and writing activity. Click here to grab the printables.

Build a Snowman Worksheet

Here’s a fun activity from Education.com to help combat cabin fever—kids can color their own snowman, then cut out the pieces and glue them all together. To get the worksheet, click here.

Gingerbread Matching Game

Challenge your tot to find the two matching gingerbread men in this printable from Squishy-Cute Designs. Click here to grab this printable and lots of others, including coloring pages, word scrambles, Christmas jokes and rhyming word games.

Gingerbread Man Color By Number

This fun worksheet will have you and your kid wanting to bake gingerbread cookies! Click here to find this cute color by number worksheet.

—Taylor Clifton & Susie Foresman

Feature photo: Samantha Hurley via Burst


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