Winter is in full force in Northern British Columbia, Canada. It’s snowing and the snow banks are just getting bigger with each passing week. I’m skeptical of Spring.
I consider myself a whatever the weather kind of parent. I take the kids out whatever the temperature and whatever the weather. Snowy, cold, wet, warm, we’re there. It’s all about being dressed for the weather and have a good attitude
Activities to do in the Snow with Toddlers
Much like bowling with toddlers, toddlers get bored of anyone particular activity. It’s best to come prepared to entertain. Here’s a few Activities to do in the Snow with Toddlers for keeping kids happy, intrigued, and motivated to be outside.
Sledding in the Snow.
Everybody loves to the feeling of whooshing down a hill on a tobaggon. For the little kids we stick to small hills in the front yard, but the big ones are just as fun. Going sledding is perhaps the best winter activity for babies, toddlers and humans alike.
Summer Toys in the Snow.
All the toys you play in the sand are just as much fun in the snow. Bring out the sand shovels, buckets and more because its time to build snow castles, dig tunnels, and just create.
Trucks & More in the Snow.
As a mom to a boy first, I couldn’t be more excited to bring out the tonka trucks and cat machines for a fun day in the snow. And if we aren’t into sledding, the toddler loves to push them down the sledding hills.
Don’t forget your play kitchen. Loading up cups, spoons, and play kitchen toys makes for a fun learning experience in the snow.
Paint/Colour the Snow.
Squeeze bottles work the best for kids wearing bulky gloves. They also give a little more excitemn and thrill for toddler play in the snow. Painting the snow with coloured water is a great way to spruce up the back yard.
They will use lots of water fast so be prepared with back up supplies of coloured water.
We found spray bottles too difficult for the younger 2 year olds.
I read using gel colour gives a more vibrant pop. Gel = staining. Gel is also really hard to find because it isnt’ in my grocery stores. Skip the gel, just use food colouring.
Build Ice Sculptures
Freeze balloons and ice cubes to create ice and just like blocks build, experience, and play with these tangible things.
Build in the Snow
If you thought a pillow fort was fun, nothing beats hanging out in the snow fort. All the kids do is laugh when in the little dug out snow cave!
Whats your favourite outdoor play activity for toddlers in the snow?
The After Sled
After playing in the snow and a few rounds down the sledding hill, we brought all the kids and adults inside for Chilli & Hot Chocolate.