By: Jennifer Murray

10 Fun Snow Activities for Kids

Fun Snow Activities for Kids

Although it’s been an unseasonably warm winter for us in Indiana thus far, we know more snow days are soon to replace the 40 and 50 degree temps we’ve been enjoying. Snow days are a lot of work to get bundled and dressed x 4 but it always pays off in pure delight! These ten snow activities combine indoor and outdoor ideas, so if you’re in a warm climate that lacks the magical white stuff, you can still enjoy these with your little one(s)!

1. Macaroni Snowflakes: Pasta + Glue + Paint + Glitter = Snowflakes



2. Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies: These look super easy using a sugar cookie mix, icing, and a marshmallow head.


3. Make Snow Ice Cream:  Bring a huge bowl full of snow inside and add just a couple of ingredients for a delicious winter treat!

4. Snowflake Stamping with Pine Needles: What a great fine motor activity for little hands!


5. Waterless Snow Globes: Aren’t these too cute for words?


6. Snow Play Dough – I would have never thought of adding glitter to our homemade play dough recipe!


7. Bring the Snow Inside to Play: Drive cars, trucks and other toys through the snow in plastic containers while staying warm and cozy inside.


8. Make a Felt Snowman: What a great frugal winter activity!


9. Making Colorful Snow With Food Coloring: This could be an indoor or outdoor activity with squirt or spray bottles.

10. Snow Sight Words: Make otherwise “boring” sight words or spelling words with fake snow.


What’s YOUR favorite snow related activity?

9 Responses to “10 Fun Snow Activities for Kids”

  1. Wiley
    January 11, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Am I weird or is it the Texan in me that finds the idea of eating snow a bit disconcerting!
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    • QuatroMama
      January 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

      Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! =)

  2. RobinS
    January 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Wiley– for many of us, eating snow is a way of life… just don’t eat the yellow snow! 😉

    My favourite snow activity– walking in the woods. So magical!

  3. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect
    January 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Jen, I love this list! Thanks for compiling it. I’ve bookmarked to have on hand whenever it finally snows!
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  4. Lauren
    January 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    That felt snowman idea is great! love it! have you seen the mixed up snowman snack mix on pinterest? TOTALLY love that one! Best snow activity of all though – hitting the slopes on skis, boards and toboggans :0)
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  5. Gracie
    January 12, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    I love all the list..The snowman is really cute..Thank you for sharing this useful blog to us..
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  6. Susan McCurdy
    January 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I love the food coloring idea! Wheeee!!!!
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