We've rounded up 10 brilliant things to do in the snow with your children.
If you’re looking for fun things to do in the snow with your little explorers this winter, we have put together some great ideas for you. From catching snowflakes to building a fort, we have something for everyone.
1) Go sledging
If you haven’t got a sledge, you can make one from some cardboard and a plastic bag
and you and the children can be swooshing down the snowy hills in no time! So grab your little ones’ mittens and bobble hats
, dress them in warm waterproof gear
and snow boots
, and head outside and enjoy some snowy fun.
2) Build a snowman
Roll some snowballs, big and small, and build a snowman with the children. Find stones for eyes, twigs for arms, and wrap him up warm with a hat and scarf. Let your children come up with their own creative ideas and have fun building their creations.
3) Snowball fight
There are so many fun things to do in the snow. A family snowball fight combines exercise with spending time outdoors and endless fun. Divide into teams, take hide and start throwing. It’s important to wrap up little snow adventurers head-to-toe in extra warm layers so no chill can get in and stop the fun.
4) Make snow angels
This is one of our favourite things to do in the snow. There is nothing more satisfying than running outside as soon as the snow has fallen and making the first snow angel in the fresh snow! You can make a snow angel family with your little ones and see who can make the best one.
5) Make a bird feeder
Making a bird feeder is such a quick and easy craft activity for winter, plus it teaches little explorers to look after our feathered friends.
6) Build a fort
Use sand buckets, loaf pans, ice-cream boxes or moulds to make bricks and build a cool snow castle or a fort for the perfect hideout place. You can even try and make an igloo. You’ll need super warm and waterproof gloves
for this one so little hands stay protected.
7) Look for animal footprints
Head out into the fresh snow and look for footprints. Try to guess the animal the footprints belong to. How many different animals, birds, cats, dogs or even squirrels can you spot? You can stomp through the snow and make your own footprints, too.
8) Catch snowflakes
Big and little kids (grown-ups included) will equally enjoy standing outside in the snow watching it fall while trying to catch as many snowflakes as you can! Simply lean your head back, letting the snow hit your face and then attempt to catch snowflakes on your tongue.
9) Make snow-pies
Borrow some pots and pans from your (mud) kitchen and use them to make snow-pies. Decorate them with stones, leaves and flowers. You can use cake moulds and even paint the snow with water and food colouring to create colourful snow-cakes.
10) Go on a snowy family walk
What better time than winter time to go on a family walk with the kids? Fresh snow transforms your surroundings into beautiful, magical places and makes your familiar trail seem extra exciting for the children. For some inspiration take a look at our top 10 winter walks
. Make sure you wrap up your little adventurers very warm in toasty woolly socks and snowboots as little feet can get cold easily.