Winter is in full swing and it is absolutely freeeeezing where we live! During this time of the year, it take so much longer to get out the door because we have so many more items of clothing to put on. Can you relate to this, too?!
One skill that is important for preschoolers to know, is how to dress appropriately for the weather. Today’s activity is a Winter Clothes Dress Up Busy Bag and it is a great way to talk about the appropriate clothes worn during winter. Plus it’s a fun and easy busy bag to put together!
In this activity, I bought doll clip art and winter clothes clip art.I bought a boy and a girl along with lots of items worn during the winter: hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, pants, coats, snowsuits, and boots.
To make the activity, I bought the clip art, and sized it all in PowerPoint to make sure it would fit the boy and girl dolls. Then I printed the printable on card stock paper. I placed the dolls printables on a magnetic cooke sheet.
Next, I cut out all of the different clothing options. I placed a magnet on the back of each piece of clothing so that it can stick to the person easily (since the cookie sheet is magnetic!). When I was done, I invited my little one to dress up the boy or girl!
There are lots of fun clothing items to choose from! 🙂 I especially love the cute boots!
The magnets make the clothing stay in place better, which is so nice, especially since I know my preschooler tends to get upset if things are out of place!
There are lots of ways to dress up the boy or girl. When you introduce the activity, make sure to talk about what each item of clothing is and why it’s important to wear in the cold weather.
I recommend laminating the printbles before cutting them out because it will help them last longer. After you do the activity, save the paper pieces in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and you can store it to use later. We love busy bags and you can read more about our busy bags here.
To purchase the clip art to create this activity, visit HERE.
Happy Winter!! 🙂
*This post used to be a free printable, but due to copyright, I cannot make this a free printable anymore. Please support this lovely clip artist to create your own beautiful busy bag!*