50 Winter Theme Activities For Kids (2024)

Icy cold mornings, freshly fallen snow, shorter days! Whether you are a winter fan or not, you will surely enjoy our favorite winter themed activities for kids below. Explore amazing snowflakes, have fun with snowmen, learn about Arctic animals and more. These winter activities for preschoolers to elementary are the perfect way to enjoy winter indoors, and outdoors this season!


Kids Winter Activities For All Ages

Looking for a few winter theme activities with your kids to keep them busy indoors? We love coming up with winters games, crafts and all kinds of winter ideas that any family can do together with just a few inexpensive supplies. I hope you will try a few and let me know how you liked them!

—> All of these fun winter activities use just a few materials. You may already have many, and the rest are easy to pick up.

—> Suitable for preschoolers to elementary-aged kids and older! Even Mom and Dad will want to join in. Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact items or accessories you see. Use what you have!

—> Free printables and templates included with many of these winter activities to make it even easier for you to set up and do them with your kids.

—> Bonus, opportunities for kids to learn while they are playing. Explore science experiments, building ideas, art projects, sensory play and more with a winter theme.

Printable Winter Games

I want something I can use immediately when I need a fun game. With that in mind, I put together this fantastic Winter Games & Activities Fun Pack, precisely what you need!

It has classic activities and fun new winter games, including Winter Bingo and Winter Scavenger Hunt. This pack is perfect for kids in preschool and beyond. Kids of different ages can work together.

Click here to grab your printable winter activity pack!

Fun Winter Theme Ideas

There are so many fun activities to enjoy during the winter months with your kids. Click on the titles below for the complete supply list and instructions. All of these winter activities are easy to do, use simple and inexpensive supplies, and are sure to be a hit with the kids!

Want a list of ideas that are best for indoors? Check out 100 fun indoor activities for kids!

Winter Science & Engineering

DIY Bird FeederMake this super easy DIY bird feeder to feed the wild birds in your backyard during winter.

DIY ThermometerMake your own homemade thermometer and compare the temperature indoors with the cold outdoors.

Crystal Snowflake OrnamentsYou can enjoy yourcrystal snowflakeornaments all winter long with our simple borax crystal growing recipe!

Salt Crystal SnowflakesSimilar to our crystal snowflake ornaments above, except this time we grow crystals with salt.


Fizzing SnowmanExplore chemical reactions and a fun winter theme with a snowmanactivity that kids love!

Freezing BubblesWho doesn’t love blowing bubbles? Take the bubble play outdoors and see if you can freeze bubbles with our easy bubble recipe.

Frost On A Can – A simple and visual way to demonstrates the process of condensation. Learn about the water cycle and the principles of condensation with a can and some ice.

Frosty’s Bubbles – Turn a paper cup into a winter snowman and explore some fun bubble science.

Frosty’s Magic MilkA simple classic science activity with a wintery theme the kids love! Frosty’s magic milk experiment is sure to be a favorite.

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Ice Fishing – Kids will love this fishing for ice cubes that can be done no matter the temperature outside.

LEGO Challenge Cards – Winter theme LEGO challenge cards are the perfect way to breathe new life into your building challenges this season.

Marshmallow Igloo – What do hot cocoa and igloos have in common? Marshmallows, of course! Build an igloo out of the white squishy candy as a fun way to explore the winter season.

Build 3D Marshmallow Shapes – Use our free printable shape cards to build 2D and 3D shapes with only toothpick and marshmallows. When you are finished, why not try our marshmallow tower challenge!

Melting SnowmenThis is a simple winter science activity perfect for preschoolers. Make snowmen from baking soda and watch them “melt” or fizz away when you add the vinegar.


Melting Snow Science – The best part of this winter science experiment is that you can use the abundance of snow outside! Now if you don’t have snow where you are, you can still try it with ice cubes!

Learn all about these amazing Arctic animals and print out our free Name the Body Part reindeer worksheet.

Polar Bear Blubber ExperimentHow do polar bears and other Arctic animals stay warm in freezing temperatures, icy water, and relentless wind? This blubber science experiment will help kids feel and see what keeps those big animals warm!

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Whale Blubber Experiment


Snowball Launcher – Get the kids designing, engineering, testing, and exploring physics with aneasy homemade indoor snowball launcher for STEM!

Snow Candy – Learn about the science behind how this simple snow candy is made and how snow helps that process along!

Snow Ice CreamThis super easy, 3-ingredient snow ice cream recipe is perfect this season for a yummy treat. It’s a bit different to our ice cream in a bag science experiment, but still lots of fun!


Snowflake Science with YouTube – Here are some greatsnowflake videosthat my son and I really enjoy and think you will too!

Snow Storm In A JarSetup an invitation to create a winter snowstorm in a jar science experiment with oil and water.

Snow VolcanoTake a simple baking soda and vinegar reaction out into the snow!


Winter Art & Crafts

DIY Snow Globe – Make a snow globe for kids that is simple and fun without a lot of mess. These beautiful glitter snow globes are mesmerizing, and a funwinter craftto try!

Paper Snow Globe Craft – This paper snow globe craft is easy to make with our free printable snow globe template.

Grandma Moses Winter Art – Create a fun winter scene inspired by thefamous artist, Grandma Moses. An easy way to learn about primitive art for kids of all ages!

Frida Winter ArtThis fun Frida Kahlo, winter art project is inspired by the famous artist’s work! Use the free printable to help kids create their own unique winter art.


Picasso Snowman – If Picasso painted a snowman, what would it look like? Explore the fun side of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso this winter by making your own cubist snowman.

Preschool Snowflake Art With TapeA super simple snowflake painting activity perfect for young kids. Our tape resistsnowflake paintingis easy to set up and fun to do this season.

Snowflake Coloring Page – Nothing says winter like freshly fallen snow! These easy snowflake coloring pages below are sure to please the Winter fan.

Drawing Snowflakes Step By Step – Learn how to draw a snowflakestep by stepfor fun winter art projects. Once you know how to draw an ice crystal, it’s a snap to draw a snowflake!

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Melted Bead Snowflake OrnamentMake your own plastic snowflake ornaments with melted pony beads. Follow our step by step tutorial to create these simple winter ornaments.

LEGO Snowflake Ornament – Find out how to make this fun LEGO snowflake ornament.

Polar Bear Paper Plate Craft – Make your own paper plate polar bears for a fun and easy winter theme craft.

Polar Bear Puppet Craft – Learning about amazing Arctic animals? Then treat the kids to a fun winter craft with this easy to make polar bear puppets!


Snowman In A BagMake your own snowman in a bagfor homemade sensory play. This easy squishy craft is sure to be a favorite winter activity for kids.

3D Snowman – Check out this simple Christmas paper craft that doubles as a cool winter snowman too!

3D Paper Snowflakes – Can you imagine a way to make a 3D snowflake out of paper? Look no further than our 3D paper snowflakes. Grab our free printable 3D snowflake template.

Snowy Owl Winter Craft – How do snowy owls live in some of the coldest parts of the world? Learn more about these amazing white birds and make your own snowy owls with our fun pinecone owl ornaments.


Snow Paint – Treat the kids to an indoor snow painting session with this super easy to make snow paint recipe!

Snowflake StampingGet stamping this winter with our gorgeous DIY snowflake stamp. Great for fine motor skills and learning about shapes, this snowflake craft is sure to please!

Snowflake Zentangle – Draw zentangle patterns onto our printable snowflake template using colored markers or art supplies.

Snowflake Salt PaintingHave you ever tried salt painting for a quick winter craft activity? We think snowflake salt paintingis tons of fun.


Yule Log Craft For WinterSolstice – Here is a simple and fun craft for winter solstice, make this paper yule log craft.

Check out more fun winter solstice activities for kids.

Watercolor SnowflakesUse a hot glue gun to create a resist on cardstock and paint some colorful snowflakes on an indoor winters day.

Winter Owl Printing: Get stamping this season with a fun winter art activity that uses potatoes as paintbrushes.


Winter Dot PaintingBe inspired by famous artist, George Seurat to create this fun winter scene with nothing but dots. Free printable included!

Winter Mittens Activity – Explore colors, simple science, and fine motor skills with these printable mittens outline mats for preschool and kindergarten.

Winter Handprint Art – Make an easy winter theme handprint craft with simple materials.


Winter Theme Slime Recipes

Arctic SlimeOur Arctic slime recipe is the perfect for winter theme. Best part is you don’t have to live in the Arctic to enjoy this slime recipe!

Snow Slime Recipes

We have the BEST winter theme slime recipes around. You can make our melting snowman slime, snowflake confetti slime, fluffy snow slime, snow floam, and more!


Winter Sensory Activities

Make Fake SnowToo much snow or not enough snow? It doesn’t matter when you knowhow to make fake snow! Treat the kids to an indoor snowman building session or fun winter sensory play with this super easy to make fake snow recipe!

Preschool Penguin Activities – Penguins are so much fun to learn about for a winter theme. Sensory play, books, a little math, and animal habitats all rolled into a fun science activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten.

Snowflake Oobleck – Two ingredient oobleck or goop with a fun winter snowflake theme kids will love.


Snowman Sensory Bottle – Instead of building a real snowman, let’s make a snowman sensory bottle!

Winter Playdough Mats – Make up a batch of winter theme playdough and pair it with these printable winter playdough mats to explore the winter season.

Winter Ice Castle Sensory Bin – You’ll love this fantastic winter sensory activity: anice castle sensory bin. Get ready for a flurry of excitement as we blend white kinetic sand, peg people, and castle building blocks to create this easy winter sensory bin.

Check out more easy winter sensory bin ideas!

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Winter Activities By Topic

  • Indoor Activities For Kids
  • Things To Do In The Snow
  • Printable Winter Activity Sheets
  • Winter Science Experiments
  • Snowflake Activities
  • Snowman Activities
  • Winter LEGO Building Ideas
  • Winter Sensory Bins

Printable Winter STEM Pack

Even if you don’t live in a snowy winter climate,there aremany ways to explore the season!

WHAT’S INSIDE?You’ll find 250+ Pages of Winter theme projects for science, STEM, and art!

  • 25+ Winter science activitiesand STEM projects for kids that are easy to set up and fit into the time you have available even if it’s limited!NEW:Observation sheets for activities.
  • Printable winter theme STEM activitiesthat aresimple but engagingfor home or classroom. Perfect for K-2 and beyond and adaptable to many skill levels.
  • Findsimple background science explanationsto share with kids while they explore hands-on and playful experiments, projects, and activities! Fun with physics, chemistry, design, engineering, and more!
  • Easy to gather suppliesmakes these STEM activities ideal when you have limited resources available. Perfect for trying with groups of kids.
  • Engaging winter STEM activitiespacked with winter theme activities, journal pages, and design process steps! Includes structure-building cards, STEM challenge cards, and screen-free coding activities.
  • Fun snowflake theme STEM,including snowflake cutting templates, snowflake tinker cards, and snowflake science activities, including a snowflake formation cycle!
  • Even more, winter printable sheetsinclude hibernating animals sort, snow weather cycle, 5 senses for winter journal pages, thaumatrope patterns, and fun extras all with a winter theme!
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