Bundle up and head outside to try some of these backyard winter activities for kids
We love to play outside. In fact, when we moved a year ago I searched for a home with the biggest, open backyard that I could find – plenty of space to run and play. During the summer, games of tag, hide and seek and backyard board games are our go to but when it get’s cold it’s hard to stay motivated to outside and play.
There are plenty of backyard winter activities for the kids to do though! You just need to bundle up and you can enjoy some outdoor winter activities.
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Best Backyard Winter Activities for Kids
Of course, if you have the means you can enjoy winter activities like building a snowman, ice skating, sledding, and snow shoeing, but that just isn’t the case everywhere.
Even if you don’t have snow on the ground, you can make these beautiful ice jewels for the kids to play with outside. You can freeze them overnight in the freezer or leave them outside to freeze. Turn this activity into a fun outdoor scavenger hunt or use them as decorations.
If you have snow on the ground you can make some squirty snow paint and have some fun decorating the snow!
If you are in an area with LOTS of snow you can build a snow fort! These snow block molds are so cool and allow you to build a huge structure.
A favorite of mine is to take a nature walk to see what different trees, bushes, flowers, and animals you can find. This is a great winter activity for kids to see what differs from doing this in the spring or summer.
Enjoy a game of ice bowling – you just need to freeze your pins and bowling ball beforehand and the kids will have a blast with this backyard winter game!
If you’re brave enough you can play a game of dodgeball…with snowballs…for a fun twist on a snowball fight.
Try your hand at launching a snowman – no snow needed for this game, just a ping pong ball snowman and a lever.
You can get the neighborhood kids together and have a fun game of capture the snow flag and the little ones will enjoy playing stick the nose on the snowman!
For another fun backyard winter activity you can build colorful ice sculptures. All you need is weather cold enough to keep the ice frozen.
For a winter activity that is really unique you must try making maple snow candy! Its super fun and tasty.
Fun Winter Activities for Kids
When you’re finished up outside you can enjoy some indoor winter activities for kids too!
The kids will enjoy making a few snowman crafts for sure!
Do you have a favorite outdoor winter activity for kids? I’d love to share!