Arctic Animal Crafts and Sensory Play Ideas for Little Ones

January 5, 2016

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Do your little ones love animals? Winter time is a great time to learn more about arctic animals and their habitats.
arcticanimalcrafts Arctic animals are so fun to learn about when it is cold outside! I found some of the cutest arctic animal crafts and fun, sensory play activities for you to use with your little ones on a cold, winter day.

Arctic Animal Crafts:
I Heart Crafty Things has a ton of arctic animal crafts. Here are some of my favorites:
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft
Polar Bear Mask 
Pom Pom Penguin Craft
Snowy Owl Foam Cup Craft
Royal Penguin Foam Cup Craft
Paper Plate Arctic Fox – this is my favorite!

Here is a huge Arctic Animal Craft Round-Up from Learn, Create Love. We just love her simple, printable crafts.

Sensory Activities:
Arctic Ice Sensory Play from No Time for Flashcards
arctic ice sensory play
Building Dens for Winter Animals from Fun A Day
Creating dens for winter animals - an engineering project for kids

Arctic Ice Melt Science for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
Arctic Ice Sensory Play Winter Ice Melt Milk Container
Mini Arctic Sensory Bin from Mom Inspired Life
Arctic habitat sensory bin and pretend snow recipe to go with it. A fun winter sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers!

Here are some of our favorite books to read on Arctic Animals:

Arctic Foxes

Who Lives Here? Polar Animals

Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow

Hush Little Polar Bear

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