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.

 

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