Looking for some fun snow activities for your kids? We’ve compiled a list of exciting and engaging Winter activities that your kids will love! From snowball volcanoes to building snowmen, these activities are sure to bring some Winter cheer to the whole classroom! Get stuck into the article below to learn more!
1. Sensory Snow
Shaving cream writing is great for younger students who are still learning to write. Spray shaving cream on a flat surface and your students can then get to work writing letters.
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2. Sight Word Snowball Fight
Listen to the sight word then throw the snowball at the correct polar bear to match the sight word. Be careful! If you miss, you’ll get the snowball thrown back at you!
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3. Painting Real Snow
Add water to your spray bottle(s), add in a few drops of food coloring to make colored water, shake, and spray on real snow!
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4. Snow Volcano Explosions
Have students create a volcano-shaped pile of snow. Place a shallow bowl on top of it and fill it with white vinegar. Add a squeeze of dish soap and food coloring. Lastly, add the baking soda and admire your lava explosion.
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5. Snowy Scavenger Hunt
Let your students put on their Winter coats and head outside for a fun scavenger hunt to find a list of snow-related items! Students can use this free printable to have a competition to see who can find the items on the list first.
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6. Solve Snow Maze
No Winter wonderland for outdoor snow activities? No worries! Students can still have a great time-solving snow-themed mazes with these indoor activities. Simply print and go!
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7. Read Snow
If your students are fans of Winter, they’ll love Snow by Cynthia Rylant. This wonderful book, geared towards ages 3-8, uses vibrant language and illustrations to portray the emotions and sensations brought about by snow.
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8. Build a Marshmallow Snow at Fort
Infuse STEM into your snowy, Winter-themed lessons. Students can compete to build the tallest and strongest snow fort using marshmallows and toothpicks. For older students, make it a bit more challenging by limiting supplies available for use.
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9. Mason Jar Snow Globe
Using hot glue, attach the ornament to the bottom of the mason jar lid. Pour clear glue, hot water, and glitter into the jar, and then stir. Close the lid securely and shake the jar to enjoy your homemade snow globe.
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10. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Sculpt 2-3 white play dough balls to create a snowman. Your students can then be creative and add things like twigs, ribbons, googly eyes, or buttons to dress their creations!
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11. Make Fake Snow
To make fake indoor snow, combine equal parts baking soda and shaving cream in a bowl and use a fork to mix them. Gradually add a small amount of water while stirring until the mixture reaches a snow-like consistency.
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12. Melted Snowman Craft
Attach googly eyes and a pipe cleaner nose to a white pom pom. Paint a smile on the pom pom using black dots and set it aside to dry. Cut out cloud shapes from white felt, top hats from black felt, and add ribbon, 3 buttons, and twig hands. Glue all pieces together to complete the craft!
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13. Snow Angel Ornament
Take a photo of your child wearing Winter gear. Print the picture, cut out your child, and glue the image onto a piece of thick paper. Sketch around the child to make a snow angel shape and paint the inside of the angel light blue. Add glue and stretch out cotton balls to spread around your angel. Lastly, glue the picture inside the snow angel.
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14. Hot Chocolate Station
Hot chocolate is a great drink to keep you warm. Children can concoct their own yummy treats at a hot chocolate station using treats like candy, marshmallows, whipped cream, honey, and sprinkles!
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15. Winter Obstacle Course
A snowy Winter can still be enjoyable! This family favorite involves the entire family or class with these fun-filled ideas. Everyone can work together to set up an obstacle course by using a hula hoop, a wooden plank, pool noodles, and more!
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16. Frozen Snow Bubbles
Did you know bubbles can freeze in very cold temperatures? Take your students outside to explore the magic of frozen bubbles by simply blowing bubbles using bubble solution and a bubble wand.
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17. Button the Snowman’s Coat
Students can each build a snowman or break into teams to build several snowmen. The object of the game is to throw rocks or lumps of coal onto the snowman to make it look like you’re adding buttons to its coat.
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18. Cooking in the Snow Kitchen
Another snow day? We’ve got you covered. Stay bundled up inside and let students cook in a snow kitchen by playing interactive, snow-themed games online.
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19. Snowflake Craft
Unleash your student’s creativity and have them create a Winter wonderland. Students can use paper and scissors to create unique snowflakes to decorate the classroom. This activity is wonderful for covering the concept of symmetry as well.
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20. Match the Snowman
Students will fine-tune their memory and visual perception skills to identify matching snowmen out of a lineup in this engaging, online game.
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21. Borax Snowflake Ornament
Your children can make an ornament by dipping snowflake-shaped pipe cleaners into a mixture of borax dissolved in boiling water. As the water cools down, the borax will form crystals that attach to pipe cleaners and create an impressive visual effect.
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22. Snowball Math
Students will be excited to learn about inequalities with this engaging snowball math worksheet. Print and laminate the inequality symbols: greater than, less than, and equal to signs. Students can sort the numbers on the snowballs into less than or greater than categories to master number sense.
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