Here are 15 Arctic animals preschool printables that you’ll want to add to your preschool Arctic theme. Be sure to check out our master list of free preschool printables when you’re done here.
Related: Winter Activities for Preschoolers
Winter is a great time to teach kids about Arctic animals. Any time of the year would work, though! I suppose the colder winter weather is just what does it for me. It also helps the kids connect with the topic a bit more – especially if you live in an area where it snows.
Below you’ll find printables to go along with your Arctic theme. You can also use them for kids who love all kinds of animals, or just because!
One note – a couple of the printables include penguins. Penguins live below the equator, so they are definitely not Arctic animals. You can work around the penguins, or you can change your theme to center on polar animals instead. You can even challenge the children to find the animals that don’t belong. That’s completely up to you!
Arctic Animals Preschool Printables
Click on each link to read more about the individual Arctic printable. There you’ll be able to grab the free printables and read all the details.
Related: Arctic Sensory Bin
Play an Arctic animals bingo game with the kids. I love the real images from Gift of Curiosity.
Use Trillium Montessori’s three part Arctic animal cards to identify animals and explore vocabulary.
The children can make an Arctic animal suncatcher craft, using Kids’ Craft Room printable template as a guide.
Practice scissor skills with Living Montessori Now’s Arctic animal cutting strips.
Pair PreKinders’ Arctic animal picture-word cards with some alphabet manipulatives so the kids can create the words.
Related: Free Preschool Dinosaur Printables
Work with the children to make their own Arctic animals easy readers from 3 Dinosaurs.
Grab the play dough and Gift of Curiosity’s Arctic animals play dough mats. The children can follow the mats’ directions or just create the animals using play dough.
The kids can count and match using Totschooling’s Arctic animals counting cards. Add some small animal toys for a hands-on aspect.
Use Messy Little Monster’s printable pattern to help your students make popsicle stick Arctic animals.
Challenge the kids to find the animals with Coffee Cup and Crayons’ Arctic animal snow dig.
Sensory play aficionados are sure to love Life Over C’s Arctic animal sensory bin matching game.
Add The Measured Mom’s Arctic sight word books to your literacy center or small group plans.
Practice alphabetical order using Teaching Mama’s Arctic animals alphabet puzzle and some craft sticks.
Get your students up and moving with The Preschool Toolbox’s polar bear in a cave movement game.
Use the kids’ hands, and Fun Handprint Art’s template, to create handprint snowy owls.
More Arctic Animal Activities
I gathered a few more activities to pair with the Arctic animals preschool printables. These don’t include any printables, but they’re the perfect additions to a preschool Arctic theme!
Click on each link to read all of the details and see related images for each of the activities.
Set up a simple Arctic sensory writing tray to practice mark-making.
Play an Arctic animals seek-and-find game using toys and simple sensory materials.
Gather dry fake snow and some animal toys to make an Arctic small world for the children.
Learn how to make fake snow with flour to create a snowy sensory bin for your Arctic animals.
Challenge your students to an Arctic animal STEM activity where they build dens for winter animals.
Add some animal toys to a water bead and ice sensory bin.
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Materials for Your Arctic Animal Printables
Here are some materials that pair well with your Arctic animals preschool printables. They’d also be great as part of an Arctic or winter animals theme.
And, of course, I had to include some book suggestions! What are some of your favorite Arctic-themed books for kids?
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