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20+ Outdoor Snow Activities for Kids

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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.Outdoor winter snow activities for kids

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.

Check out these 75+ winter activities for kids: crafts, art projects and science experiments

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

Color ice blocks - one of the 20 snow activities forThe ultimate list of snow activities for kids - at Non Toy Gifts

Create colorful ice blocks – via Meet the Dubiens.

Pain the snow - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Paint the snow with real paint – via Happy Hooligans.

Make giant colored ice marbles - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make giant colorful ice marbles – via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Pain snow - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Paint snow with water mixed with food coloring – via Really Quite Lucky

Blow bubbles and watch them freeze - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Blow bubbles and watch them freeze – via Fireflies and Muddle Pies

Make a snow kitchen - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Create a snow kitchen – via Sun Hats & Wellie Boots.

Make a snowy obstacle course - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Create a snowy obstacle course for kids – via The Inspired Treehouse

Paint a snowman - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Paint a snowman – via How Does She?

Make snow lanterns - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make snow lanterns – via Little Green Fingers 

Make ice lanterns - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

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 - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make an ice garland – via Peek-a-Boo Pages

Make a colorful ice scultpure - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Build a colorful ice sculpture – via Small Potatoes

Make a winter sun catcher - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make a winter sun catcher – via Hub Pages

Make a rainbow ice ring - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make a rainbow ice ring – via Design Mom.

Make ice decorations - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Use nature elements for ice decorations – via Artful Kids

Make ice decorations - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Combine bird seeds and cranberries in these beautiful ice ornaments -via Hello Glow

Make a snow volcano - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make a snow volcano – via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Make potato head snowmen - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Make potato head snowmen – via Happy Hooligans

Build colorful icecles - one of the 20 outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for that snowy day when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Exercise your patience in building colorful icecles – via Housing a Forest

Colorful ice bowls to make for kids. Perfect addition to a snow kitchen. Fun winter activity. Kids will love to play with them. | at Non-Toy Gifts

Colorful ice bowls – via Non-Toy Gifts

If you’re also looking for indoor winter activities, check out these easy crafts for kids!

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20 fun outdoor snow activities for kids. Be prepared for those snow days when school is off and kids want to go outside and play. This list of snow and ice activities for kids of all ages is just what you need for any winter day.

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