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50+ Winter Activities for Toddlers

I am super excited to be sharing all these brilliant winter activities for toddlers with you! It’s taken me ages to write up as I found so many great ideas but I couldn’t bear to leave any out – the good news for you though is that you get the most amazing list and loads of activities for toddlers with ideas to keep them busy all winter long!

winter activities for toddlers

Winter Activities for Toddlers

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Because this is such a huge list I’ve divided it into three sections, winter crafts for toddlers, winter sensory play for toddlers and easy winter activities for toddlers, as I write this there are currently 55 different winter activities for toddlers shared across the three lists but over winter I’ll probably end up adding a few more as I love sharing new ideas!


Materials and craft sets for cool winter activities

I love all of the activities in this post but I also know that I need to have everything to hand before I start an activity with my kids and even more than that, I like to have something easy up my sleeve for when they tell me they want to do more things afterwards! If you’re the kind of mum who likes to have a few simple winter activities and crafts up their sleeves for those emergencies when you just need something to do then some of my favourites that I’ve seen are these colour in snowglobes for kidsthis snowman charm bracelet kit and these snowflake suncatcher decorations.

winter crafts and activities for toddlers

You’ll find each of the activities listed under the pictures and they are written up in the order that they appear in the image, obviously there’s tons more than I’ve shared the images for so do make sure that you have a good look through the lists as you should be able to find enough ideas to keep the kids entertained for the whole season (fingers crossed anyway) Want to make sure you don’t forget any of these ideas? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin the collages so you’ll have all the winter activities for toddlers you need straight to hand when you need them!

winter crafts for toddlers

15 Winter Crafts for Toddlers

Paper plate snowflakes from Crafts on Sea

Toilet roll snowmen from Red Ted Art

Tape resist snowflakes from Mommys Bundle

Paper snowmen art from Fireflies and Mudpies

Snowflake paper plate twirler from Crafts on Sea

Giant craft stick penguins from Fireflies and Mudpies

Bubble wrap snowman craft from Crafts on Sea

Snowy owl craft from Crafts on Sea

Winter tree suncatchers from Crafts on Sea

Polar bear craft for toddlers from Crafts on Sea

Snowflake paper plate wreath from Crafts on Sea

Easy icicle craft from Mommys Bundle

Bubble wrap snowman from Crafts on Sea

Puffy paint snowglobe cards from Red Ted Art

Painted coffee filter snowflakes from Happy Hooligans

Paper plate polar bear craft from Crafts on Sea

Paper plate snowman garland from School Time Snippets

Yogurt pot polar bear craft from Crafts on Sea

winter sensory play ideas for toddlers

14 Winter Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers

Mess free snowflake sensory bag from Crafts on Sea

Winter playdough from Claire’s Little Tots

Frozen oobleck sensory play from Messy Little Monster

Frozen snow slime from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Sensory Play for ‘Katy and the Big Snow’ from What We Do All Day

Snowstorm sensory bottle from Rhythms of Play

Winter sensory bin from Mommys Bundle

Winter slime from Schooling a Monkey

Winter sensory bag from Teach Me Mommy

Gingerbread play dough recipe from Buggy and Buddy

Homemade snow dough from Natural Beach Living

How to make homemade snow from Red Ted Art

Snowman sensory bin from Pint-Sized Treasures

Winter wonderland playdough from Messy Little Monster



26 Easy Winter Activities for Toddlers

Winter fairy wonderland small play from Rhythms of Play

Winter ice lamp from The Gingerbread House

Stained glass lanterns from Crafts on Sea

Vanilla snow ice cream from Happy Hooligans

Snowman printables pack with a snowman coloring sheet, bigger or smaller recognition and snow people-themed counting clip cards from 1-10 from Schooling a Monkey

Easy winter snowman art from Teaching Two and Three Year Olds

Easy snowball art from Teaching Two and Three Year Olds

Try out some easy winter tree painting ideas using the free printable for this activity

This two ingredient cloud dough makes perfect snow for small world play

Bubbling snowman activity from The Wise Owl Factory

Winter charades, free printable game from Buggy and Buddy

Snowy toy car ramp from Buggy and Buddy

Montessori inspired Gingerbread Baby activities from Natural Beach Living

How much water is in snow experiment from Edventures With Kids

Printable winter bingo from Artsy Craftsy Mama

Snowball painting from All Done Monkey

Taste safe ice paints from Messy Little Monster

Snowy day tissue paper art from Fireflies and Mudpies

Mixed medium winter paintings from Stay at Home Educator

Painting with snow from Happy Hooligans

Easy winter art with paper mittens from Teaching Two and Three Year Olds

Puffy paint melted snowman from Messy Little Monster

Frozen paints from Crafts on Sea

Playing with thin ice nature exploration from What We Do All Day

Figure skating activities from Every Star is Different

Painting with icicles from Mama Smiles

Snowflake matching game from The Best Ideas for Kids

Winter treasure hunt from Brain Power Boy

Like this post? Make sure you check out our round up of over 40 Valentines Day activities for toddlers

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Or how about getting some inspiration from this round up of 25 Chinese New Year activities for toddlers

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  1. 21st November 2017 / 11:08 am

    Oh wow so many ideas – definitely need to bookmark this for later!

  2. 21st November 2017 / 11:09 am

    I like the idea of a mess-free snowflake sensory bag! This is such an awesome collection of crafts. Even though my kids are beyond toddler stage I think they’d love these activities. Fantastic post.

  3. 21st November 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Aaaah so many amazing & fun ideas to keep the kids entertained over the Christmas holidays! Thank you.

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