Oh the weather outside is frightful… Or, it will be soon enough! Last year's winter was brutal! My town saw over 50 inches of snow. This year, the prediction is that our winter will be even worse. I have to admit that I'm not looking forward to that. However, if it is going to be even worse than last year, I hope that we get good packing snow – the kind that makes great snowmen. I can do without the subzero temps, though. I love all of the ideas below for fun things to do outside in the snow this year! What's your favorite way to enjoy the winter outdoors with your kids?
Ideas for Playing in the Snow
- Freeze bubbles and make maple syrup candy in the snow.
- Build colored ice sculptures like the lucky kiddos at Happy Hooligans!
- If the temperatures drop too much, you can always bring the snow inside.
- I love this outdoor art in the snow! It's so beautiful!
- These colorful icicles are awesome! I'm definitely going to give this activity a try this winter!
- Here's a whole list of A to Z Winter Outdoor Activities to browse.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a fun winter photo op! The site isn't in English, but the photo speaks for itself.
- Here's an idea for ice play – a winter sensory bin for littles.
- Kids can make some colored “glass” from frozen colored water.
- Boys will love playing with cars and ramps in the snow.
- Use cookie cutters or shape blocks to make snow patterns.
- Here are 10 ways to play in the snow with your kids.
- How about taking your watercolor paints outside for some winter art?
- Choose one of these 10 outdoor snow activities.
- How about a game of tic-tac-snow?
- Paint the snow. I love the twig frame. This is definitely picture-worthy!
- Here's a recipe for squirty snow paint.
- Make some colored ice ornaments to hang on your outdoor trees.
- Glow sticks make the snow look pretty cool.
- If we ever get a wet snow, I'm going to make an upside-down snowman!
- Snowmen are cool, but what about snow critters?
- Make a snow volcano.
- My kids have outgrown Mr. Potato Head, but I just might have to go buy one so we can make Potato Heads in the snow!
- Tie dye the snow.
- Play a letter-learning snowball toss game.
Looking for more fun things to do this winter? Check out all the fun activities on my All Things Winter board!