Suggested Activities for kids: winter
When the first snowfall of the season arrives, your kids can
hardly wait to get outside to frolic in the frigid winter air
and catch snowflakes on their tongues. There are so many
exciting outdoor winter activities for a child to engage in that
they’ll never run out of enthusiasm for the cold, white stuff.
If they do run out of ideas and need a little stimulation, here
are some ideas for children’s winter activities that involve
playing in the snow:
Have a snowman building contest.
Give each child the challenge of building
the most unique snowman he can envision. Watch them go to work
creating the snowmen of their dreams. When the snowmen are
completed, give a small prize for the best snowman. Be sure to
take lots of photos of the snowmen so you can remember them for
many winters to come.
Have a snowball building contest.
For the ultimate in family winter fun, have
a snowball building contest. Divide the children up into teams
and challenge them to build the biggest snowball they can. The
team with the largest snowball at the end of the contest is
declared the winner. Take pictures of the entire group gathered
around the giant snowball.
Make artwork in the snow.
Fill some squeeze bottles with bright
shades of food coloring. Give each kid some bottles and let them
create an artistic masterpiece in the snow. This is a great way
to develop their artistic eye while keeping them happily
Do some power sledding.
Sledding is on the best outdoor winter
activities for kids since your children will get lots of
exercise pulling their sleds up and down the hill. Let them sled
to their heart’s content. When they return to the house tired,
but exhilarated, serve them hot chocolate with marshmallows by
Make beautiful snow angels.
Bundle your kids up warmly for this
children’s winter activity. Show your children how to drop down
into the snow on their backs and carefully move their arms and
then their legs up and down repeatedly to create the form of the
snow angel. Be prepared with a camera to take photos of the
beautiful snow angels that emerge.
Take a winter walk.
With your children dressed warmly in their
goose-down coats, take them on a winter time walk in the snow.
Breathe in the cold, fresh air and marvel at the pristine beauty
of a perfect winter day. This is one of those outdoor winter
activities that the whole family can enjoy.
There’s no need to stay inside on a snowy
day when there are so many children’s winter activities for your
restless group to enjoy. Why not join in the activities and make
it a family winter fun day to remember!