21 Fun Activities To Do with Kids in Snow

on January 3, 2018

Holiday season is a great time to have some fun with the lil kiddos. And, what better way than to head out on a fun filled vacation to an exotic locale where it snows. Your kids will beam with joy and make way for a memorable vacation you will forever cherish! Read on for 21 fun activities you can indulge with your kids this winter.

Winters are around the corner and so is the snow season. Snow will fall eventually, whether you like it or not. Although it seems hard to step out in the snow, but older boys find great fun in playing with snow.

List of 21 Fun Activities to Enjoy with Kids in the Snow

snow activities for kids

Cool Critters

Create big snowballs and create beautiful critters over the snow. Embellish these animals using bits of nature.

Walk this Way

Make your kids enjoy on snow by having them follow your lead while you imitate the walk of different animals, like stomp like a bear, waddle like a penguin, and wiggle like a fish.

walk this way


Let your players go for a championship in this classic game. Tell them to use pinecones and crisscrossed sticks as game pieces.

tic tac snow

Decorate your Chalet

Enjoy some fun time with your kids by decorating their playhouse with laminated paper snowflakes, pinwheels, and a wreath dotted with plastic ponytail holders.

Make Faces

Use handfuls of packed snow to create funny characters on a tree trunk.  

make faces

Snow Graffiti

Hand over some spray bottles filled with water tinted with food coloring to your kids. Keep one handy for you as well. Spray this colored water and decorate the white canvas in your backyard.  

snow graffiti

Cold Molds

Take some pans from your kitchen. Use these to build crystal fairy castles or have some cakes for cold weather buffet with your kids.

Ice and Easy

Create some colored ice cubes by freezing colored water into ice cubes. Hide these around the yard to enjoy wintertime scavenger hunt.

Sugar Daddy

Make a snowman with the kids and give him a candy coated makeover using lollipops, licorice, and gummies.

Go Tubing

Beach toys are not meant for sand only. Make your kids sit in inner tubes and race to the finish line using their feet.

Build a Fort

Have fun with the kids and create a fort of your own in the snow. Use loaf pans, sand buckets, and cut-up empty milk cartons to make a cool snow castle.

Practice your Pitch

Paint a bull’s eye target on a piece of cardboard. Give each of these colored rings a point value. Attach this to a tree and keep a score as your kids try to hit the target with snowballs.

Pin the Smile

Give out chocolate cookies in your kids’ hands. Blindfold each child and let him try to get the eyes, mouth, and buttons in place. A great fun activity to do with kids!

Play Freeze Tag

There’s no better activity for a chilly snow day. Once someone is tagged by the person who’s “IT”, he has to stay frozen till another player tags him again.

Snowball Fight

Divide your family into teams and start throwing. Well, save this activity for last so that you all can go inside to dry off and have some hot chocolate.

Scavenger Hunt

You can plan a scavenger hunt to play with kids in the snow. Just hide an apple or anything you like in a mound of snow with a little bit peeking out. Give the kids silly directions to follow while they search for it.

Swing Away

Create a golf course of your own by packing down a section of snow every few feet. You can do this by creating holes by burying tin cans halfway down in the snow. Mark them with mini flagsticks.

Frosty Toss

Another fun activity to enjoy with kids in snow is to have a snowball throwing contest. Create a bright circle in the snow using colored water in a squirt bottle to make a target.

Ice Maker

When the temperature goes down on a snowy day, blow bubbles with your kids and watch them freeze on the wand.

Hoop it Up

Hula hoops are a real fun thing to do with kids. Grab some hula hoops and conduct a contest to check who lasts longest. The fun is that it is difficult to last longer when you are all bundled up.

Attract Birds

String some popcorns, cranberries, and cereal to create a finished garland to attract and nourish your feathered friends.


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