It can be tricky to keep little humans busy during the colder winter months, especially when it’s too cold to head outside. We’ve compiled a list of the best winter activities for toddlers, just to give you a helping hand. We’re hoping they’ll help you stay sane and keep your little person entertained and snug at the same time!
Top winter activities for toddlers
Make gingerbread houses
Building a delicious snack is super fun, and it’s one of the best winter activities for toddlers. All you need are some gingerbread crackers (or graham crackers), icing, and candy. This activity is great for motor skills, dexterity and creativity.
Have a camping day
Just before the coldest temperatures arrive, go on a backyard camping trip with your tot. Grab a tent and set it up in the backyard. As evening approaches, light a fire and enjoy some hot cocoa while you snuggle under the blankets and do some star gazing.
This one kind of goes hand-in-hand with the camping thing, but making smores doesn’t have to be a camping-only thing. It can even be a fun after-dinner activity. All you need are some graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Oh yeah, and something to toast them over, like a cosy fire!
Make your own birdfeeder
Birds need some help in the food department when the winter months arrive, and supplies run low out there. Making bird feeders and hanging them outside is a great way to ensure your kids get in enough fresh air and also attracts more birds to your backyard. The kids will love getting their hands messy, and once they see the birds enjoying their work, they’ll be elated.
Take them ice skating
Even though it’s freezing outside, you can still take your toddler ice skating. This is a great way to help your kids burn some stored energy and perhaps even learn a new skill.
Bake some yummy cookies
Kids love cookies, and they absolutely love helping with the process of baking them. Reach for grandma’s old sugar cookie recipe and put the kids to work in the kitchen! As soon as the cookies are done and properly cooled, it’s time for the little ones to pull out all the creative stops. Allow them to ice and decorate their own cookies. Save the treats for after dinner or wrap them and gift them to the neighbours.