Here are over 20 really fun boredom busting kids outdoor winter activities!
These kids outdoor winter activities are great for folks who live in areas where winter brings snow and cold weather. These fun and inexpensive kids outdoor winter activities are a great way to encourage kids get outside and move more in the winter. These kids outdoor winter activities are so fun that the whole family can take part.
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20+ Best Boredom Busting Kids Outdoor Winter Activities
#1 Paint Snow
This is one of our absolute favorite kids outdoor winter activities. Snow Art kits are the easiest and best way to encourage creativity! This Sno-Art Kit includes safe and non-toxic Sno-Markers that are used to paint and decorate the snow.
#2 Build A Snowman
Build a snowman in your front or back yard. Deck out your snowman in a custom outfit by buying a snowman making kit.
#3 Go Tobogganing
Get yourself a double or even triple passenger Toboggan and hit the hills. This is one of those kids outdoor winter activities that is a guaranteed fun time. Don’t forget a good snow helmet to keep your kids safe.
#4 Go Sledding
If you’ve got younger kids sledding might make for the perfect winter activity for your family. Adults get a nice walk and young kids enjoy being pulled tugged across the snow.
#5 Build Tracks In Your Backyard
If you’ve got a backyard you can dig out snow tracks to make your very own sledding trail.
#6 Make Ice Balloons
Kids love playing with balloons. So, winter balloon play is another of our favorites kids outdoor winter activities. Fill balloons with water add some food coloring and leave them out in the cold. Pop the balloons once they are frozen solid to expose colored ice balls. Up the fun by using the frozen balloons as a ball for a game of winter lawn bowling.
#7 Make Snow Penguins
Create your very own colony of penguins with this Sno-buddy snow sculpture tool. Hours of fun, guaranteed!
#8 Scout Christmas Decorations In Your Neighborhood
One of our favorite winter activities for kids! A Christmas light walk is a must every winter in our home.
#9 Build A Snow Fort
Building a fort is another of our favorite winter activities for kids. Use a Sno-Brick Maker to build a fort, wall or igloo.
#10 Go Skating
Pull out the skates and head to a local indoor or outdoor skating rink for a few hours of fun and exercise. If skating is one of your favorite winter activities for kids you might want to take on the project of making your own DIY backyard skating rink.
#11 Head Out Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is another favorite winter activities for kids in our home. It’s a fun way to burn some extra energy and have fun in the process.
#12 Play Street Hockey
If the kids love hockey then setting them up with outdoor street hockey equipment like a net, sticks and a ball is a must. Street hockey is one of those fun winter activities for kids that encourage kiddos to spend hours outdoors and get a ton of exercise.
#13 Have a Colorful Snowball Fight
Who doesn’t love a snowball fight after a fresh wet snow? Invest in a color snow kit and spend hours making colorful snowballs for the ultimate snowball fight.
#14 Go Snowshoeing
Try snowshoeing if you love exploring, hiking and walking in the winter. Wearing snow shoes prevents you from sinking making your excursion far more enjoyable. This is another one of our absolute favorite kids outdoor winter activities!
#15 Winter Bean Bag Toss
Bean bag tosses are always fun. Turn this into one of those favorite kids outdoor winter activities that you can set up in just minutes on your lawn, deck or driveway.
#16 Have A Winter Campfire
Campfires aren’t only for summer. Enjoy a winter campfire in a backyard fire pit so you can roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate with the kids.
#17 Make Snow Angels
Dress the kids warmly with good quality snow gear and get them in the snow making snow angels. Snow angels are one of those favorite kids outdoor winter activities that every kid has got to try at least once.
#18 Catch Snowflakes
The best kids outdoor winter activities don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Next time it snows, put on your snow gear and get out there and catch snowflakes!
#19 Go Ice Fishing
If you love fishing during summer you should give Ice Fishing a try! Dress warmly and head out to see how many fish you can catch. This is a one of those guaranteed favorite kids outdoor winter activities for kiddos who love to fish in the summer!
Stargazing on a winter night is one of those cheap and easy kids outdoor winter activities that you can decide to do at the very last minute. Put on your warm snow gear and head outside. An entry level telescope would make the experience even more fun!
#21 Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt
Kids love scavenger hunts. So, winter scanvenger hunts are another favorite type of kids outdoor winter activities! It’s really cost efficient and easy! Dress the kids in their warm snow gear and head out to do a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
#22 Shovel Your Neighbors Driveway
Have fun and do a good deed. The next time there’s a snowfall head outdoors and shovel your neighbors driveway. This is one of those wonderful kids outdoor winter activities that encourages thoughtfulness!
#23 Go On A Winter Zoo Tour
Some zoos offer winter tours! Check your local zoos and take advantage of seeing animals in a winter habitat.
#24 Play In A Park After A Fresh Snowfall
If your kids love burning energy at the park than playing in the park after a fresh snowfall is guaranteed to become one of your favorite kids outdoor winter activities. Dress warmly and enjoy playing outdoors in the fresh fluff snow.
#25 Make Snow Cones
Collect fresh clean snow and add your favorite flavorings is another great kids outdoor winter activities. We love to make some Koolaid and pour it over some fresh clean snow to make our own DIY Snow cones.