16 Festive DIY Winter Activities For Toddlers And Preschoolers

Winter, oh, winter. The time for snow! If you have a toddler or a preschooler, I’m sure you’ll enjoy witnessing them step outside for the first time to touch (or dive into) the snow. But, apart from the snow, did you know there are a variety of exciting activities to do during the winter? If you’re looking for some Christmas activity ideas to do with your kids, here’s a list of 16 festive DIY winter activities you can do with your toddlers and preschoolers!

16. How to Make the Happiest Paper Snowman Craft for Kids

Cold winter afternoons are perfect for crafting with children. Kids of all ages will enjoy using our printable snowman pattern, twigs, felt, and a snowflake paper punch to create a simple and fun paper snowman craft. It’s perfect for school or home!

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15. Winter Frozen Glitter Jars

I had actually been saving a couple of Snapple bottles since I thought they would be perfect for a project like this. I love being able to reuse or up-cycle bottles and jars!

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14. Handprint Snowy Owl Craft For Kids

This handprint snowy owl craft is a fun winter activity for the kids to do at home or in the classroom!

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13. Adorable Preschool Snowman Craft and Activity

It hasn’t really felt like winter around here, but since it’s December, it’s the perfect time for making snow crafts. And who doesn’t love making a snowman? Since there’s no snow on the horizon for us, we decided to make our own snowman craft inside. This adorable preschool snowman craft is a simple craft for kids that’s perfect for indoor sensory play on a cold winter day.

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12. Moving SNOWball Snowman Craft: A fun Winter Craft Idea

This Moving SNOWball Snowman Craft is perfect for early learners. Not only is it a fun winter craft idea that is certain to bring a smile to their face, but it’s also a great craft to welcome in the cold, winter season, too. This is a simple winter craft that is perfect for young learners. All they need is a little bit of adult supervision to create this adorable snowman craft.

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11. Simple Winter Hat Craft for Toddlers

I put together this cute little winter hat craft for toddlers to enjoy this winter season. It’s a great art project for kids as young as 2 and up and beyond preschool age.

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10. Pinecone Owl Winter Kid Craft

I have THE most adorable owl activity/craft to share with you all today! You can make it for a fun winter time activity, or for any time of year really. Which is perfect if you have any owl lovers in your brood.

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9. Snowflake Salt Painting- A Winter Themed Project You’ll LOVE

My daughter is OBSESSED with Raised Salt Painting. With a little glue, salt, and watercolor paint, kids can turn an ordinary piece of paper into a three-dimensional work of art. So when she asked to create a winter raised salt painting, I knew just what to do.

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8. Puffy Paint Snowman Art

Do you wanna build a snowman? Us too! One teensy little problem though- we live near Los Angeles, and snow is in short supply. So when my kids requested that we build a snowman without snow, I quickly put some supplies together to bring them this snowman art for kids to scratch the itch with some snowman painting.

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7. Elsa’s Frozen Slime

An easy Frozen slime recipe that Elsa would approve of! This glittery snowflake slime makes for a great Winter sensory play activity.

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6. Glitter Snowflakes Ornaments

Add some sparkle to your holiday season with these glitter snowflakes ornaments. Here is how to make them!

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5. Free Printable Snowman Templates

These snowman templates, outlines, and coloring pages are perfect for winter activities. They make great no-prep activities to keep your kids busy on a snow day!

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4. Free Printable Winter Bingo

These winter bingo picture cards are a cheerful way to brighten a dreary winter day. They’re also great for your child because they encourage paying attention to detail, listening carefully, and practicing visual discrimination. I hope you have as much fun playing with them as my family does!

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3. Snow Sensory Bins: Must Do Winter Activities for Kids

A great theme for winter? Snow. What kid doesn’t like to play in snow? (Probably those who hate cold, but we’ll go with all kids like it.) I adore playing in the snow too. But it is quite cold. And getting kiddos dressed and out in that snow can be challenging.

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2. Snow Globe Winter Art Project For Kids

This winter weather has us crafting all the snowy things! Today it is snowing so my kids wanted to make a fun craft that had to do with snow. We had quite a few ideas but they settled on a paper snow globe! We grabbed things from our arts and craft box and were all set. This Snow Globe winter art project for kids was so fun and they have displayed their crafts on their bedroom doors. This is an easy and fun craft with little mess!

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1. Snowball Sensory Bin

The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to make/create Snowball Sensory Bin from this Life of a Homeschool Mom and her Snowball Sensory Bin. I knew the kids would love playing the “snow.”

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