Are you looking for some hibernation crafts to complete with your favorite toddlers and preschoolers this year? If so, you have come to the right place. Most people think of bears hibernating in winter, but did you know other animals do it too? Check out these awesome hibernation crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers to see what other animals hibernate!
Enjoy our list of the Best Hibernation Craft Ideas for Toddlers!
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Your little ones will have a blast creating this hibernating bear paper bag craft. All you need are some brown paper bags, some leaves from the yard, and a toy bear to hibernate in the cave for winter!
Your toddlers and preschoolers will love making this paper plate hibernation craft. All you need are some paper plates, black paint, googly eyes, and cotton balls to make this simple craft with an animal hiding inside of the “cave”.
This H is for hibernation craft is easy to put together since all you will need are a few popsicle sticks, glue, construction paper, and a bear cut out. Let the kids glue it all on the construction paper and you are all set!
Preschoolers will love this adorable hibernating bear paper plate craft that they can switch themselves from awake to asleep. All you need are some paper plates, brown paint, and some paper brads for this fun craft.
Preschoolers love to learn new songs, so use this short YouTube video to teach them a new song about hibernation. We always think about bears hibernating, but this video covers a variety of other animals that hibernate as well!
This free printable is a perfect learning opportunity for preschoolers. Not only are they learning about hibernation, but they get to practice matching up the alphabet too!
These mess-free bear hunt sensory bags, allow your toddlers and preschoolers to recreate the Going on a Bear Hunt book through sensory play. Tape the bags to a table or window and watch as they retell and act out the book!
Did you know that chipmunks hibernate for several days at a time during winter and then wake up to eat and go back to hibernating? This cute paper bag chipmunk craft only needs a few simple supplies to make and your little ones can have them hibernating in no time!
With just a few simple items you already have your preschoolers can create a cave and animals to hibernate inside. This craft calls for the toilet paper rolls to be decorated like bears, but you could choose any animal that hibernates!
With just a few household items and a gallon-sized Ziploc bag, you can create a fun sensory bag for your toddlers and preschoolers to explore. Once the bag is made they can move the animals through the bag to their hibernation home!
All you need to make this adorable paper plate groundhog face with your preschoolers is some brown paint, paper plates, glue, and construction paper. Did you know that groundhogs hibernate too?
No theme unit would be complete without a fun snack to go with it! This bear snack is made with graham crackers, marshmallows, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Preschoolers may even be able to make this one all by themselves.
Are your preschoolers starting to learn how to read? Then they might enjoy putting together this hibernation emergent reader book. Just print out a copy for each child you are making a book with and help them fold it to put it together.
This paper plate hedgehog is absolutely adorable and easy to make too! All you need is paper plates, markers, glue, scissor, and pom poms. Your toddlers will love making this simple and cute hibernation craft.
This adorable peek-a-boo groundhog uses your kid’s handprint to create a paper groundhog that they can use to hide their faces with when the groundhog hibernates and wakes back up. Little hands, construction paper, a marker, and popsicle sticks are all that you need for this craft!
Let your toddlers and preschoolers create their own hibernation habitat process art! Take them outdoors on a nature walk to gather up most of the materials that you will need for your project and then let them get to work!
These fork process art bears only take paint, forks, and construction paper to make. The kids will love using something besides a paintbrush to make these painted bears. Once they are done drying you can hang them around your classroom.
This toddler activity takes a little bit of advanced preparation to get it ready because the ice has to freeze in your bear paw pans. Once they are frozen though, place the paws in trays and let the kids use watercolor paints to decorate them.
Hedgehogs are another animal that hibernates through the winter. While no hedgehogs live on the North American continent they are quite common in the United Kingdom. To make this handprint hedgehog craft you will need some toddler-sized hands, paper, and brown paint in different shades.
Foxes are another animal that hibernates through the winter, and your toddlers might enjoy this painted paper plate fox craft. All you need for this adorable craft is paper plates, some googly eyes, and black pom poms for the nose.
Hibernation crafts for toddlers and preschoolers are perfect for a winter-themed classroom unit or just for some educational and fun winter activities at home. Learning which animals hibernate, and which ones don’t is a lot of fun, and there are lots of amazing books about animal hibernation that you can find to go along with your activities. Which hibernation activity are you most excited about completing with your toddler or preschooler?