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7 Fun Snow Day Activities For Preschoolers

With little ones underfoot all day, you too may be looking for some fun snow day activities for preschoolers to do on the colder winter days.

Winter weather can be a tough challenge when the kids want to play outside in the snow, but the temperature and wind chill makes it too cold to be outside for too long.

Here are some easy to manage snowy day outdoor and indoor activities for preschoolers. Also, check out these things to do in Wisconsin during the winter.

Toddler and preschool aged children in winter gear sitting on a sled in the snow.

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Fun Activities For Preschoolers On Snow Days

Paint the snow

Fill empty squeeze bottles with water and food coloring to give your kids easy to use “paint”. They can squeeze the paint in patterns onto the snow to make fun patterns.

It’s also a great way to teach them about colors, and how mixing primary colors can create new colors.

You can easily mix and fill your own squeeze bottles or get a cute snow art kit.

Make snow angels

Everyone loves this classic activity. Make sure you are in an area you know is without rocks or other obstacles hidden under the snow and have fun making a few snow angels.

Bundle them up good, and make sure their pants and jacket are waterproof for this fun activity.

Make homemade playdough

Playdough is always a fun activity for preschool children. Try making our bouncing playdough or this yummy gingerbread scented playdough.

Let them freely create or work on forming letters and numbers. There are so many options!

Build a fort

This is one of the best activities for preschoolers to do on snow days because it is fun, full of imagination, and of course, a great excuse for you to build a fort! Blankets, pillows, chairs and a few fun toys can make hours of play much more fun.

Three little kids laying on the snow and wearing outdoor winter gear.

Take pictures

Even if your kids don’t have a cool kid-friendly camera to use for themselves, you can go outside with them and let them pose for fun selfies in the snow. Check out these ideas of winter photos to take of your kids.

Also, look for animal tracks, icicles, and other fun things to create a cool collage of pictures from your snow day.

Make S’Mores

There is nothing more fun than making S’Mores whether you make them in your fireplace (I wish!) or the microwave (like us). Since you are inside and staying warm instead of out in the snow, you can work with your kids to make sure it is done safely.

Let them help! They will be thrilled to help assemble the graham crackers and chocolate while you roast the marshmallows. Then have a fun little picnic with them in the living room.

Make stained glass sun catchers.

I remember these from childhood, and they are a perfect craft for snow days. Use crayon shavings, and waxed paper to create a fun stained glass sun catcher. Let your kids sprinkle crayon shavings on one piece of wax paper and cover with another piece of wax paper.

Use your iron to melt the paper together and melt the crayons between creating a stain glass effect. Let your kids cut the paper into shapes, then use a hole punch and string to create a simple and fun sun catcher to hang in the window.

These fun activities for preschoolers are ideal for a cold and wet snow day. From fun outside exploration to indoor crafts and fun you can keep your kids safe and happy while you enjoy the beauty of snow.

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Friday 4th of January 2019

The s'mores idea absolutely sounds fun and delicious!

Darcy Zalewski

Friday 11th of January 2019

Thanks, Marie! Can't go wrong with s'mores and hot chocolate. ;)


Monday 30th of January 2017

Forget the kids, I want to do some of these Thanks for sharing these ideas on Merry Monday!

Darcy Zalewski

Saturday 18th of February 2017

Sometimes the kids don't realize the fun stuff is more for us. ;)