I have a love hate relationship with snow. We started off as good friends but adulthood made me face aspects I dread.
- Driving on ice.
- Spending long exhausting minutes bundling up two little kids before going out.
- Shoveling snow. Ok, this doesn’t happen too often as my husband is in charge of the snow blower. Though once or twice per winter is more than enough for me.
Hmm, only three things?!…I thought there would be more. Oh, well!
The thing is that I don’t handle cold as I used to as a kid. This can be because I grew up in Romania where winters are shorter and definitely milder. But, on the other hand, a winter with no snow makes me sad. I experienced one of these in Belgium q while back. So I try not to complain too much about it.
I put together a list of snow and ice activities that I could do with my young boys, something new and fun. I hope you will also enjoy them.
20 Outdoor Snow Activities for Kids
Create colorful ice blocks – via Meet the Dubiens.
Paint the snow with real paint – via Happy Hooligans.
Make giant colorful ice marbles – via Growing a Jeweled Rose
Paint snow with water mixed with food coloring – via Really Quite Lucky
Blow bubbles and watch them freeze – via Fireflies and Muddle Pies
Create a snow kitchen – via Sun Hats & Wellie Boots.
Create a snowy obstacle course for kids – via The Inspired Treehouse
Paint a snowman – via How Does She?
Make snow lanterns – via Little Green Fingers
Make ice lanterns – via Practically Functional
If you live up North where you have lots of snow, make a snow maze – via Lifewith More Babies
Make an ice garland – via Peek-a-Boo Pages
Build a colorful ice sculpture – via Small Potatoes
Make a winter sun catcher – via Hub Pages
Make a rainbow ice ring – via Design Mom.
Use nature elements for ice decorations – via Artful Kids
Combine bird seeds and cranberries in these beautiful ice ornaments -via Hello Glow
Make a snow volcano – via Growing a Jeweled Rose
Make potato head snowmen – via Happy Hooligans
Exercise your patience in building colorful icecles – via Housing a Forest
Colorful ice bowls – via Non-Toy Gifts
If you’re also looking for indoor winter activities, here are some of my favorites:
- Color giant maps of Paris or America
- Ride cars on a giant neighborhood play mat
- Try your hand at science experiments
- Draw on walls (aka coloring wallpapers)