Toddler Activities for Winter

Who’s tired of being stuck indoors? Don’t want to pile on the snow suits? Well, you can still have fun and stay warm indoors with these fun toddler activities for winter. While we love playing in the snow, there’s only so much snow you can take. It’s nice to get indoors and have fun while we stay warm.

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Are your children climbing the walls? These toddler activities for winter are a wonderful way to spend time indoors while it's chilly outside.

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Simple Snowman Sensory Bin

If you have some rice and Christmas decorations, you can easily set up your own Snowman sensory bin.

Scented Snowflake Soup (Sensory Water Play) – And Next Comes L

Your little tot will love this “snowflake soup” sensory play that will encourage fine motor skills. All you really need to have to make this activity is water, a container, kitchen utensils, foam snowflakes, and metallic liquid water colors. Make it a scented “soup” by adding some peppermint extract.

Paper Plate Snowman – Crafty Morning

This is a super easy craft to do with your toddler. All you need is some construction paper, 2 paper plates, and googly eyes to make this cute little snowman!

Gingerbread Salt Tray – Creekside Learning

Who says that toddlers are too young to write? With this salt tray, you can help teach your toddler some writing skills without using a pencil. When they aren’t practicing their penmanship, they can even use this tray for sensory play by making it into sand for their toy trucks or animals.

Pompom Hockey – Learning 4 Kids

This fun indoor activity takes very little prep time, but your little one will have fun for hours with this “pompom hockey” game. This is not only a great game for one child to play alone, but also for groups to play together, too.

Snowball Drop – Mom Inspired Life

Developing fine motor skills has never been this fun and easy to do with this activity. All you need is an empty baby wipe box and cotton balls. Hide them around the house or scatter them on the floor and have your little one gather them up and fill the box with “snowballs.”

Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin – Play & Learn Everyday

This sensory bin is so easy to do because you probably have all of these things in your house already – dry brown beans, cotton balls, a ladle, and cups or mugs. This is a fun activity for the kids and it’s easy to have them clean up, too.

Snowflake Painting – Little Bins for Little Hands

Develop your little Picasso’s talents by helping them paint snowflakes in the easiest way possible. All you need is painter’s tape (or washi tape), painting paper, and paint to make these darling snowflake creations.

Make Your Own Play Snow – Huckleberry Love

Uncommonly warm winter days won’t be a problem once you have this quick and easy recipe for play snow. Two ingredients – baking soda and hair conditioner – make this play snow a breeze to clean up when you’re finished. You can guarantee your tiny tots will have a blast with this snow that won’t melt when they play with it inside.

Snow Window Indoor Sensory – No Time for Flash Cards

A window, contact paper, cotton balls, and cotton swabs will give you an awesome activity for those days when you have to stay inside because the weather is bad. The kiddos can make whatever snow creations they want to, stick them to the window, and they will be on display as a cute winter decoration for your living room.

Bubble Wrap Hopscotch – Noosh Kids

Chilly weather doesn’t have to stop your little ones from staying active and having fun. All you need to play this game is some masking tape and some squares of bubble wrap. This game will keep them entertained for a while because what kid doesn’t love to pop bubble wrap?

Snowman Bowling – Creative Me Inspired You

This is one of those activities where you have to save empty toilet paper rolls – but who cares? This activity is so cute, who wouldn’t want to make it. Not only is this a great game for toddlers, but it’s one the whole family can do!

Winter Discovery Bottle – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

These are very creative and interesting toys for toddlers because they are so different. You can put small objects like snowflakes, beads, tiny toys, etc. to this bottle to make it a fun experience for those curious little kids.

Mitten Games – Tons of Fun

Mittens aren’t just for keeping your hands warm anymore. These games revolve around mittens. There’s a mitten matching game, a memory game, and even a “find the snowball” game.

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  1. Kristina @ School Time Snippets says:

    So many great ways to keep the littles busy!

  2. Oooh, so many fun ideas for my little guy! My favorite is the Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin – totally doing that after his nap 🙂

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