Winter & Holiday Activities

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Welcome to The Learning Exchange (TLE) Winter and Holiday Activities page. Here you will find fun and exciting ideas and activities for all ages and members of the family to do! Visit this page for new activities & resources and look for new additions over the holidays.


These snowman activities and recipes are engaging, fun, and full of literacy skills, math skills, and STEAM skills! Children learn to count, follow directions, read, problem solve and experiment or to just have fun being creative!

String Cheese SnowmenHow to Draw a SnowmanEasy Snowman Bath Bomb Recipe + Gift Idea
Snowman Finger PuppetsPersonal Snowman PizzasClothespin Snowman Craft for Kids to Make
Snow Science | Expanding SnowmanHow to Make a Sock SnowmanFoaming Dough Recipe: Magic Foaming Snowman
Snowman Sensory Bottle Winter Activity for KidsCurriculum Castle: How to Build a Snowman Writing ActivitySnowman Playdough Mat
How To Draw Cute Snow-people HuggingMelting Snowman Cookies RecipeHow to Draw a Snowman Snowglobe


Books introduce children to the exciting world of stories and help them learn to express their own thoughts and emotions. Find favourites on these free online story sites. 

Free Children’s StoriesStoryberriesStorybooks and games
Stories to Grow ByStoryline OnlineFree Kid Books


Music stimulates all the senses, helping children learn to recognize patterns and sequence. Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

Winter Hokey Pokey | Winter Songs for Kids | The KiboomersWinter Snowman DanceWintertime is Here Song | The Kiboomers 


Spending time with family helps create a better life for your kids. Have fun together with these activities.

Virtual BingoCBC Kids – 5 Birds that Love Canadian WintersElmo Holiday Cookie Art
Sesame Street
Learning in the Great OutdoorsHoliday Dress Up Time!
Sesame Street
How To Draw A Snowflake
20 Outdoor Family ActivitiesIdeas for Holiday Literacy FunChange Up Winter Play With A Snow Maze
Holiday Slime RecipeWinter Scavenger HuntOutdoor Holiday Activities for Kids
HSBC Family Literacy First Free Activities & ResourcesHow to Draw a Winter Village


Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Click on the links below for lots of fun family-friendly activities related to some of December’s holidays around the world.

Holidays and Observances Around the WorldCanada CalendarBoxing Day in Canada
NEW YEAR’SJan. 2 in Quebec

Please contact for any comments, suggestions or if there is a December or holiday celebration you would like to see included in this section!


Use TLE’s Family Literacy Series videos to help instil a love of reading in your child or family member.

How to Raise-a-ReaderHow Reading Helps Kids GrowWays to Help Kids Love Reading
Learning Through Creative PlayFamily Literacy Inside and Outside the Home
This project is made possible thanks to the financial participation of the regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative RLPRE as part of an agreement with the Ministry of Education:

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