Skip to Content

20 Hibernation Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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!

This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more details.

Enjoy our list of the Best Hibernation Craft Ideas for Toddlers!

This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more details.

Hibernating Bear Paper Bag Craft

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!

Paper Plate Hibernation Craft

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”. 

H is for Hibernation Craft

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!

Hibernating Bear Paper Plate Craft

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. 

Hibernation Song

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!  

Hibernation Letter Matching Activity

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!

Bear Hunt Sensory Bags

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! 

Paper Bag Chipmunk Craft

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! 

Paper Bag & Toilet Paper Roll Hibernation Cave

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! 

Hibernation Sensory Bag

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! 

Paper Plate Groundhog Face

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? 

Bear Snacks

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. 

Hibernation Emergent Reader

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. 

Paper Plate Hedgehog

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. 

Peek a Boo Groundhog

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! 

Hibernation Habitat Process Art

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! 

Fork Process Art

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. 

Toddler Bear Painting with Ice

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. 

Handprint Hedgehog Craft

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. 

Painted Paper Plate Fox Craft

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? 


15 Rainy Day Crafts for Toddlers {beat the boredom!}

15+ Simple Rainbow Crafts for Toddlers!

18 Spring Crafts for Toddlers

16 Umbrella Crafts for Toddlers

10 Easy Flower Crafts for Toddlers

14 Simple and Summery Sun Crafts for Toddlers

20+ Winter Crafts for Toddlers


Fall Crafts For Kids

14 Easy Bug and Insect Crafts for Toddlers