Winter Crafts And Activities

Winter Crafts And Activities

You look outside and see a beautiful blanket of white snow covering the ground. The kids are inside getting more and more restless as the morning progresses. Turn off the TV, bundle up the kids, and head outside for some old-fashioned fun in the snow.

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You Have Snow

Winter Crafts And Activities. Are You Lucky To Have Snow

Snowman
Who says lumps of coal are a bad thing at Christmas Time? All you need to make a snowman is a few lumps of coal (or rocks) for eyes and a mouth, a carrot for a nose, sticks for arms, and a scarf and hat to keep him warm, and you’ll have a snowman to make Frosty the Snowman envious. If you have very ambitious children, send them out to make an entire snow family. Your kids will be entertained for hours.

Snowball Fight
Older kids love a good snowball fight. If you have a fluffy snowy day, jump into the fray with your kids and show them how a good snowball fight is done.

Younger children may like the idea of throwing them at you, but very afraid of being hit by one.

Winter Crafts And Activities

Snow Angels

Have your kids lay down in the snow and move their arms up and down, and their legs in and out. Then, have them stand up. Your little angel will have made an angel in the snow. Add glitter or a garland halo to make your snow angel sparkle.

For Winter crafts and activities, make a snow angel, take a photo, and place it on your Christmas cards.

Winter Theme Snacks
Hot cocoa with marshmallows — yum!

Winter Crafts And Activities

Build a Snow Fort or Igloo
There’s no cheaper way to build a playhouse than with snow. Invest in some warm mittens for your kids, and send them outside with some buckets. They may get inspired and create an entire home, with snow-furniture and decorations. You may even provide them with a spray-bottle with water and food-coloring so they can ‘paint’ their igloo. Serve them hot cocoa with yummy marshmallows in their new home.

No Snow, Try This Winter Wonderland Activity

Winter Wonderland

Let it Snow is often a huge wish for Christmas. Small children delight in watching the snow come down and cover the ground while waiting on Santa Claus to come and visit them. This game can give your toddlers an opportunity to play in the “snow” while inside where it’s warm and cozy.

You will need a bag of packing popcorn, plastic buckets for each child, two toy shovels and two big containers that are the same size to pour the popcorn into when the game is completed. You will also need small prizes for the winning team and a Christmas CD to play.

Start by placing the packing popcorn out on the clean floor. Spread it out evenly so it will be easier for the children to scoop up in their buckets. Also try to find some that is small but not too tiny. You want it to be easy to scoop up but big enough that the children don’t slide on it while playing the game.

After you have placed the packing popcorn on the floor divide the children into two teams. If it is just you and your toddler, then simply take turns. Place one team on one side of the room facing the packing popcorn and the other team should be directly across from the first team.

Give each child a bucket and the first child of each team a shovel. Start playing the music. When the music starts the first child of each team will start scooping the popcorn up with the shovel and placing it in the bucket. When the music stops the child must stop filing his or her bucket. The shovel is passed to the next child and play continues until all the children have snow in their bucket.

Then have each child from each team empty their bucket into their container. The team with the most snow in their team container is the winner. It’s like a winter wonderland in their own home and they will laugh and laugh as the snow flies into their buckets and the warmth of fun fills their hearts.

Afterwards, use the snow for winter crafts, rather than eating it. Simply draw a snowman on a piece of card. I sometimes use the reverse side of a cereal box. Cover the snowman with glue, then let your toddler stick the popcorn to the picture.

Or simply throw the popcorn into the air, and pretend it is snowing.

Make A Snow Globe With A Plastic Jar

Winter Crafts Make A Snow Globe

Children become very excited when they see a snow globe. They like to watch the snowfall and gleam in the wonder of it all. Toddlers with the help of an adult can make their own snow globes pretty easy. With your help and a few simple items they can have their own homemade snow globe to place in their room at home.

For globe Winter crafts get a Jar. They can use glass, but plastic is much safer for smaller children. If you know someone who has a baby and is eating baby food you might ask them to save the jars and lids for you. Smaller jars are easier for young children to handle also. Once you have the jars be sure they are clean including the lids.

For Winter Crafts Make A Snow Globe

Winter Crafts and Activities

You will also need small Christmas figurines, small sequins, shower and tub sealing silicone and mineral oil. These items are easy to find in craft stores. They are also pretty inexpensive to purchase.

This craft will take a couple of days for the children to complete. All the silicone must dry completely before you have a finished product to enjoy. Start by gluing the figurine the child has picked to the underneath side of the lid. You will need the silicone for this and it must be left overnight to dry completely.

You will also need small Christmas figurines, small sequins, shower and tub sealing silicone and mineral oil. These items are easy to find in craft stores. They are also pretty inexpensive to purchase.

This craft will take a couple of days for the children to complete. All the silicone must dry completely before you have a finished product to enjoy. Start by gluing the figurine the child has picked to the underneath side of the lid. You will need the silicone for this and it must be left overnight to dry completely.

Once the silicone has dried the children can place the sequins in the bottom of the jar. This will be their snow. Sequins come in many different sizes and colors. Try to find small sequins that are Mother of Pearl in color. This creates the best snow and they fall well in mineral oil. If you can’t find Mother of Pearl, plain white or silver also works well.

Place the mineral oil in a large bowl. Each globe will need to be placed in the bowl one at a time to fill. Submerge the jar completely in the mineral oil. Be careful that the sequins don’t come out into the larger bowl. Once the jar is completely submerged place the lid on the jar as tightly as possible. This also needs to be submerged to be sure that the jar is completely filled. Twist the lid on the jar a bit more and remove from the mineral oil.

When you remove the jar, place it upside down (lid down) on a towel and then dry the outside of jar and lid completely. Using the silicone sealant, secure the lid to the jar completely around the lid. This will secure the lid, but also keeps any air pockets from forming where the mineral oil can leak out. Let it dry overnight.

Once dry let the kids decorate the outside of their snow globe. They can use stickers, glitter pens and even finger paint. Just remind them that they do want to see the snow falling so be sure to leave some area’s where they can see the inside of the globe.

Once the decorations are dry and set they will have their completed snow globe. What fun they will have watching the snow float down around their figurine. They will be proud of the snow globe they created themselves and you will have fun watching them play with their newest creation over and over again.

Winter Fun Game

Dressing Frosty

All children get a tickle out of building a snowman. Unfortunately some places never get much snow around Christmas time if they get any at all. This game will give the children a chance to dress Frosty in their own home.

You will need to supply the toddler with clothing for Frosty. Hats, scarves, gloves, coats and even a red clown or carrot nose will work. Place these items in two different boxes, one for each team. If it is just the two of you, then just as much fun, but you really need 2 adults, or older kids.

You will need two adults to help play this game. You and an aid or even a couple of parents who have come for the party will be great. Just be sure they are willing to have little children crawling all over them, dressing them and laughing all the while. They will also need to be able to be on their knees for a period time. By standing on their knees the children will be able to reach them better to place a hat on their head and so on.

Divide the children into two teams. Place your snowman and their clothes on one side of the room and the children on the other. Have the first child in line from each team walk to the snowman and place one item of clothing on their snowman. When they have finished have them walk back to the end of their team line. The next child will then go down and do the same. Play continues until one team has used all their clothing items in the box to dress their Frosty. The first team with a fully dressed snowman wins.

This can be a lot of fun for everyone who is playing. Dressing their own Frosty gives the children a little bit of wintertime fun and a lot of Christmas glee.

Hope you have enjoyed these Winter crafts and activities. Why not take a look at the other seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn.

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