13 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
Just because playgrounds and parks are covered in snow doesn’t mean outdoor fun has to end! Check out these creative cold-weather and snow play ideas to keep your kids entertained this winter:
1) Build a snowman:
Roll and decorate a snowman using household items (or a snowman decorating kit from online).
2) Have a snowball fight:
Roll some snow balls and watch the snow fly!
3) Go sledding:
Find a local sledding hill with other kids, or simply sled down your backyard.
4) Ice skate:
Use a scenic outdoor skating rink to swirl and twirl on skates.
5) Decorate a tree for birds:
Leave some goodies for your bird friends by hanging apples and popcorn strings.
6) Take a nature walk:
Point out winter nature items on a walk and collect them to glue into a nature book.
7) Conduct a scavenger hunt:
Make a list of winter items found in nature, and then collect them into a basket.
8) Play outdoor Tic Tac Toe:
Make a grid in the snow and use sticks and pine cones to mark spaces.
9) Find the flag:
Hide flags or other items like balls, rings or glow sticks in the snow for your kids to discover.
10) Spray a masterpiece:
Fill a spray bottle with water and food coloring to draw colorful art in snow!
11) Freeze wintery ice balls:
Freeze “wintery” nature items, such as pine cones or leaves, into ice and hang or place outside your home.
12) Search for snowflakes:
Put snow on top of a dark piece of paper and look at it through a magnifying glass (Bonus: Try to find “matching” snowflakes — it’s impossible!).
13) Hit the slopes:
If your kid is big enough, don’t forget to try out those winter classics — skiing or snowboarding!
The ideas are endless! Check out Gogabo’s other play options for ways to help your child burn off extra energy once the weather turns cold.