Fun Polar Bear Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten


Looking for some fun polar bear activities this winter? Start with this huge list of literacy ideas, STEM activities, sensory play setups, and adorable polar bear crafts. These creative, educational ideas will help you hit it out of the ballpark!

collage of polar bear activities

Alphabet and Literacy Activities

First up, here are some ways to work letter recognition, sight word practice and story sequencing into your polar bear unit.

Polar Bear Crafts

Besides just being cute and fun to make, these crafts are a smart way to get children practicing their fine motor skills.

Polar Bear STEM Activities

These STEM activities related to polar bears are all super engaging! Experiment with ice, “blubber”, and some fun engineering challenges related to this favorite arctic animal.

Arctic Sensory Play Activities

Sensory play gives toddlers and preschoolers a chance to touch, feel, and see new textures and objects in an open-ended experience. You can re-create one of these polar bear sensory bins, or combine your favorite elements from several of them.

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