Building Winter Vocabulary Word Walls: 100+ Terms for 5th Graders

Building Winter Vocabulary Word Walls: 100+ Terms for 5th Graders

Searching for a comprehensive list of winter-themed words to share with your students? Use this of 100 winter terms to build a word wall in your classroom! Then use your word wall to create puzzles, word searches, spelling games, creative writing prompts, and more!

Educational Activities to Create With Winter Vocabulary Words

Poetry Exercises

Winter can be inspiring. Challenge your students to choose 3-5 words as inspiration for a short poem. This can be a quick exercise that students turn in for teachers to grade or the poetry can be read aloud.

Creative Writing Prompts

Similar to the poetry exercise, creative writing prompts can be created using winter vocabulary terms. The teacher can create the prompt. Then the kids can responds to it using words related to winter. If there are word walls present in the classroom, students can be assigned specific terms or allowed to choose their own.

Word Search or Cross-Word Puzzles

Word puzzles are fun ways to engage students. So, why not try it out this season? Create giant word search puzzles for your classroom and allow the students to work together to solve it. Or, create worksheets that allow for individual fun.

Spontaneous Speech Exercises

Encourage students to practice their oratorial skills by assigning 2-4 words for students to use in a spontaneous speech. For this exercise, teachers can choose to give more context for the speech or allow the students to speak freely for a few minutes.

Essay Topics

Need an educational exercise to engage all the students in your class? Have students choose 5-10 words from your winter word bank to use in an essay or personal narrative writing assignment.

A

Acorn

Alpaca

Alpine

Antarctica

Arctic

Avalanche

B

Blanket

Blizzard

Blustery

Boots

Breath

Brisk

C

Chilly

Chimney

Coat

Cocoon

Comforter

Coniferous

D

Dark

December

Drafty

Dreary

Duration

E

Earmuffs

Evergreen

Extreme

F

February

Fireplace

Flannel

Fleece

Fog

Frigid

Frosty

Frozen

Fuel

G

Glacial

Glacier

Gloves

Gray

Gusty

H

Hail

Hat

Heater

Hockey

Hoodie

Hibernation

I

Ice

Iceberg

Icy

Insulation

J

Jacket

January

L

Legwarmers

Log

Luge

M

Melting

Misty

Mittens

Moisture

N

Night

Nippy

Numb

O

Overcast

Overcoat

P

Parka

Penguin

Pinecone

Polar

Pullover

Q

Quilt

Quiver

R

Radiator

Raincoat

Resistance

S

Scarf

Shiver

Ski

Sleet

Slushy

Sneeze

Sniffle

Snowmobile

Storm

Subzero

Sweater

T

Tea

Temperature

Thaw

Thermal

Thermometer

Toasty

Turtleneck

Tree

U

Umbrella

V

Valentine’s Day

Visibility

W

Wet

Windy

Wintertime

Wintry

Wool

Wreath

Z

Zero

Zippers