Winter poems are great for teaching language arts skills, and they are even more fun for students to color! Whether or not you are teaching poetry, these no-prep winter coloring pages can be used as a fluency building activity, in a literacy center, as a paired reading activity, as enrichment for "quick finishers" or as an easy last minute sub activity.
I've created this collection of winter poems primarily for third grade, but it is certainly appropriate for some students above and below. Because of the strong picture support, the poems are appropriate for some ELL students as well.
This collection of winter poems includes the following poetry by well-known and important poets:
I Heard a Bird Sing (Oliver Herford)
A Cat in Winter (Oliver Herford)
Snowflakes (LeRoy F. Jackson)
Twenty Little Snowflakes (LeRoy F. Jackson)
The Snowflake (Walter de la Mare)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost)
White Fields (James Stephens)
Winter Nights (Mary F. Butts)
Winter Fancies (James Whitcomb Riley)
Winter Time (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Picture Books in Winter (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Jack Frost (Helen Bayley Davis)
Violets in Winter (Anonymous)
Snowy Day (Anonymous)
The North Wind Doth Blow (Anonymous)
Little Lady Icicle (John James Piatt)
The Cold Earth Slept Below (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Warm up your language arts lessons with winter poems!
Lorrie L. Birchall
ELA Literacy RL. 3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.