Looking for winter activities for kids? We have you covered!
Winter time calls for long hours indoors lots of movies and snuggles, and TONS of built of energy for kids just waiting to be unleashed! We have put together our favorite Winter Time Boredom Busters so that those long hours indoors can be entertaining and educational! And let’s be real, give us Mom’s a minute or two of peace. Our favorite way to pick which activity we do is to make and pick from our “No More Bored Jar”. We write all of our favorite activities from the below list down and take turns picking!
Winter Activities for Kids
Build a Frosty Snowman — Seriously craft foam and water! They can build him over and over! Branch out and make rainbows or landscapes! This entertains my girls for hours!
Bath Time Activities – – Sometimes breaking up the monotony of a bad helps by breaking a routine with something different! Here are 18 of our favorite bath activities! Including gardening in the tub!
Winter Sensory Bins — These are great make ahead sensory bins for both toddlers and older kids to pull out when you need to distract little hands for awhile!
Masking Tape Maze — This is amazing! Build a maze big or small out of masking tape on the floor, take a toy car and let the kids drive the maze until they find a way out!
2 Ingredient Cloud Dough — These are 2 ingredients everyone keeps on hand! Mix them up and watch them play for hours! Great for little hands that are still putting everything in their mouth too! Totally non Toxic!
Want to start the day off wacky? Prank your kids — These easy and fun ways will be sure to kick off your day with laughter!
Recycled Paper Garland — This is a great way for kids to display artwork! Make garland and them give their room a make-over!
Obstacle Course — Use existing furniture and items from around that house. The kids have just as much fun setting it up as they do racing through it! This is a great energy burner!
Pom-Pom Pluck — This is another way for kids to make and then play their own game! Great before dinner activity.
While you have the pipe-cleaners out DIY Pipe Cleaner Bracelets — We love fine motor activities and even better when we already have the supplies on hand! Want more Pipe Cleaner Activities? Check out these 20 Totally Awesome Pipe Cleaner Activities for kids!
Laser Yarn Obstacle Course — This is great for older kids, just slide the yarn each time they find a big enough hole to keep them guessing! There are also 9 Other great Indoor activities featured! Check them all out!
Homemade Face Paint — Bring the carnival right into your kitchen! Get the recipe here!
Coffee Filter Paint Brushes — Make Paintbrushes out of things you already have! Watch the kids experiment with all the different things they can Paint with! Other favorites are cotton balls, Q-tips, and shoestrings!
Rubber Band Splatter — Painting with Rubber Bands? Check this out!
Shaving Cream Art — Shaving Cream is becoming one of my all time favorite art supplies! This has 10 great ideas to use shaving cream indoors!
Build Grape Sculptures — This is a fantastic fine motor activity! Plus you can eat the buildings when done!
Paint with Trucks — This is brilliant and boys and girls will love making tracks! My favorite is to grab a roll of butcher paper and join them!
Old Box + Crayons = hours of entertainment — This is simple yet I somehow always forget kids love simple!
Build a Fort — Here are 9 great DIY forts! Build a Box city!
DIY Sponge Blocks — Create all kinds of buildings or cut the sponges into strips and play Jenga!
Are you Brave? Pool Noodle Baseball — this is a huge hit and energy buster at our house!
We love sensory Play! Try this Bubble Wrap Run!
Cup Stacking — Seriously who would think that plastic cups would keep my kids as entertained as they do? Here are 10 ideas to do with paper/plastic cups!
Dry Erase Markers on Glass — Seriously they just rub off! They can decorate the doors, windows and even mirrors! So much fun!
Indoor Sledding Hill — Who says you have to be cold to sled? This also has confetti snow angles! So much fun!