Winter doesn’t have to mean cold afternoons bundled up indoors. When the weather’s nice enough to get outside with your kids, take full advantage with these fun activities that are sure to keep cabin fever at bay.
DRAW PICTURES IN THE SNOW
Freshly fallen snow makes the perfect canvas for your next art project. Add food coloring to a water bottle and “paint” away.
Everyone loves bubbles in the summer, but bubble blowing takes on a whole new (and fun!) dimension on freezing days. Kids will enjoy watching them turn into ice bubbles—plus, they look amazing!
PLAY WINTER “HORSESHOES”
Bury a wide-mouthed water bottle, can, or bowl in the snow so that the mouth is flush with the snow’s surface then gather small stones to toss into it from a few yards back.
FREEZE WATER BALLOONS
Fill water balloons with colored water, let them freeze, then peel the balloons off and use them for outdoor bowling!
Turn snack time into an adventure—build a fire in your backyard’s fire pit and just add s’mores ingredients and hot chocolate.
BUILD A SNOWMAN
For a fun photo op, leave the heads off your creations—at least until your kids can stand behind them while you take their pictures! Besides the fun, making a snowman is also awesome exercise. Moving all that snow around takes a lot of work, but we won’t tell if you don’t!
KidKraft playsets let kids explore a new world without leaving the backyard. Our Outdoor Playhouse and Modern Outdoor Playhouse come complete with doors and windows that open and close and even have mailboxes with flags. They’re made of weather-resistant wood and are large enough that multiple children can play at once, taking winter to a whole new level.
WHO NEEDS A BEACH?
Pull back the protective mesh cover and let kids dig in! With our sandboxes, kids get to build sand castles in their own backyard. Reinforced wooden panels prevent warping and weathering, and the Pirate Sandboat is even shaped like a boat!
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