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15 Fun Winter Activities

 
Just because it’s cold and wet outside, doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun during winter. Here are 15 activities that will keep them entertained during the colder months.

Just because it’s cold and wet outside, doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun during winter.

Here are 15 activities that will keep your little ones entertained during the colder months.


15 Winter activities for toddlers & pre-school kids

 
1. Have an indoor picnic

Spread a rug out in the lounge and provide some yummy treats and snacks for you and your little one to enjoy.
 

2. Play board games

It may seem a little old fashioned, but board games are a great way to get the family together and the skill level can be matched to the age of your child.


3. Do some baking

Kids love baking, so choose a recipe to make together and eat it for lunch or afternoon tea.
 

4. Go sledging & make snowmen

If you have snow, go sledging or make snowmen in the backyard. If you don’t have a sledge make your own from plastic bin liners or old trays.


5. Make your own glitter glue

Have a go at making your own glitter glue. It's perfect for adding sparkle to all sorts of kids crafts and pieces of art.
 

6. Make some marshmallow slime

Kids’ most favourite things all in one - marshmallows AND slime! Have a go at making this super easy marshmallow slime recipe. It's edible too.
 

7. Do some puzzles

Find some puzzles and do them together. Buy your own, hire them from your local toy library or borrow them from friends.


8. Make your own snow paint

No need to go out in the cold, make your own snow paint and paint up some wintery creations inside.


9. Make a hut in the lounge

Make a hut for the kids to play in using blankets, sheets, tables and chairs and fill it with cushions and fun things for them to do inside.
 

10. Play pop stars

Play pop stars or your own version of Britain's Got Talent with you as the judge and the kids singing and dancing around the room to their favourite music. Capture it all on video if you can. It will be something fun for you all to look back on.


11. Organise a treasure hunt

Why not organise a treasure hunt around the house or just in one room if your children are still quite young.
 

12. Play shop

Play shop using play money and items around the house to sell. It's a great way to help kids with their counting too.
 

13. Play in the rain

Wrap up warm and put on your gumboots and play outside in the puddles or go for a walk in the rain with your umbrella.
 

14. Make your own snow dough

Stay warm inside and make your own snow dough with the kids. They'll have hours of fun.


15. Invite friends over

Invite your little ones friends over for a playdate. Kids love spending time with others their own age.
 

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