Winter can be such a magical season. For most of the world, the temperatures drop, begging us to stay inside and cuddle with our families. In some places, like where we live, we also are never too long without being covered in snow and even ice. Some days the world gives us a break and it’s bearable to play outside.
Playing in the snow by itself is fun but adding a little creativity is even better. It’s like a life-size sensory bin! Some days, though, it’s too bitterly cold to be outside. That’s when we bring our creativity inside. We’ve compiled our favorite fun hands-on winter activities for kids, for both inside and out, to remind us of the magic and sparkle that is winter!
40+ Fun Hands-On Winter Activities for Kids
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Hot Chocolate Science from Creative Family Fun
Crystal Snowman from Go Science Girls
How To Make Frost: The Science of Condensation and Frost from Schooling A Monkey
Melting Snowman Science: Winter Snow Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands
Freezing Bubbles: The Science Of Ice Crystals from Share It! Science News
Snowman Collage Sense Of Touch from Life Over C’s
The Snowy Day Snow Dough Play from Natural Beach Living
Color Mixing In The Snow from Adventure In A Box
Winter Snowflake Homemade Slime from Little Bins For Little Hands
Play Dough Snowman Kits from Non Toy Gifts
Homemade Edible Snowballs from You Can Do It!
Winter Ice Play from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Symmetrical Snowflake Craft For Kids from Buggy and Buddy
Snowman Painting from Sparkling Buds
Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft from Arty Crafty Kids
No Mess Paper Plate Snowflakes from Messy Little Monsters
Cool Epsom Salt Painting from One Creative Mommy
Sparkly Snow Sensory Writing Tray from The Imagination Tree
Snowball Names Fine Motor Literacy Activity from Fun-A-Day!
Mitten Match Beginning Sounds from The Kindergarten Connection
Mitten Match Rhyme from Make Take Teach
Penguin Alphabet Match from The Letters Of Literacy
Kindergarten Math Worksheets from Planning Playtime
Geoboard Snowflakes STEM Activity from Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Hot Cocoa Ten & Teen Frames from The STEM Laboratories
Winter Math: Snowman Fractions from Teach Beside Me
January Math Centers from Lucky Little Learners
Snowman Adding Game from Handmade Beginnings