Icy cold mornings, freshly fallen snow, shorter days! Whether you are looking forward to the beginning of winter, or not a winter fan at all, you are sure to enjoy our favorite winter activities for kids below.  From easy winter science experiments, winter crafts to winter slime recipes, we have you covered.  These winter activities for preschoolers are the perfect way to explore a fun winter theme indoors this season!


Easy Winter Theme Activities for Kids


1. Snow Candy

2. Snow Ice Cream

This super easy, 3-ingredient snow ice cream recipe is perfect this season for a yummy treat. It’s a bit different to our ice cream in a bag science experiment, but still lots of fun!

3. Snow Volcano

4. Snowflake Salt Painting

Have you ever tried salt painting for a quick winter craft activity? We think snowflake salt painting is tons of fun.

5. Melting Snow Science

winter science with snow melting

6. Frosty’s Magic Milk

A simple classic science activity with a wintery theme the kids love! Frosty’s magic milk is sure to be a favorite. Magic Milk for Winter Science

7. Snow Slime Recipes

We have the BEST slime recipes around. You can make our melting snowman slime, snowflake confetti slime, fluffy snow slime, snow floam, and more! How to make snow slime recipes with kids for easy winter slime themes.

8. Ice Fishing

9. Snow Storm In A Jar

Set up an invitation to make a winter snow storm in a jar science experiment. Kids will love creating their own snowstorm with common household supplies, and they can even learn a bit about simple science in the process too.

10.  How To Make Frost On A Can

11. Polar Bear Blubber Science Experiment

How can polar bears and other Arctic animals possibly stay warm out there with those freezing temperatures, icy water, and relentless wind? This super simple polar bear blubber science experiment will really help kids feel and see what keeps those big animals warm! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Whale Blubber Experiment

12. Design a Snowball Launcher

13. Make Fake Snow 

Too much snow or not enough snow? It doesn’t matter when you know how to make fake snow! Treat the kids to an indoor snowman building session or fun winter sensory play with this super easy to make snow recipe!

14. Melting Snowmen

15. Snowflake Oobleck 

16. Crystal Snowflakes

You can enjoy your crystal snowflake ornaments all winter long with our simple borax crystal growing recipe!

17. Salt Crystal Snowflakes

Similar to our crystal snowflake ornaments above, except this time we grow crystals with salt.

18. Snowflake Science with YouTube

19. DIY Snow Globe

I set out this awesome clear, sparkly homemade slime, and decorated it with snowflakes. I found several varieties of confetti, sequins and buttons at the craft store for our winter sensory play (easy to re-use when done!).
winter snowflake slime
Use a hot glue gun to create a resist on cardstock and paint some colorful snowflakes on an indoor winters day.
Watercolor Snowflakes Winter painting activity
A newly fallen blanket of snow, big fluffy flakes falling steadily through the air, and a favorite homemade slime recipe are perfect for a winter afternoon. Don’t have any snow, 80 degrees and sunny? No worries, you can still create a snowstorm in the kitchen or classroom with our homemade snowflake slime recipe!

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23. Fizzing Snowflakes

Here is a snowflake search and find baking soda science experiment all in one. This simple chemical reaction is so much fun for kids!
Snowflake baking soda science winter sensory science activity

24. Snowflake Painting With Tape

A super simple snowflake activity for winter that kid of all ages will enjoy doing! Our tape resist snowflake painting is easy to set up and fun to do with kids this season.
Snowflake tape resist painting activity

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25. Snowflake Ornaments

Make your own plastic snowflake ornaments with melted pony beads.  Follow our step by step tutorial to create these simple winter ornaments.
Melted Bead Ornaments For Christmas

26. Snowflake Stamping

Get stamping this winter with our gorgeous DIY snowflake stamp. Great for fine motor skills and learning about shapes, this snowflake craft is sure to please!
Make a snowflake stamp

27. Melting Snowman Experiment

An indoor melting snowman is a great way to bring nature indoors for a fun winter activity for kids.

Melting Snowman Science Snow Melt Science Activity

28. Fizzing Snowman

Explore chemical reactions and a fun winter theme with a snowman activity that kids love!

family of melting snowmen waiting for vinegar for quick winter chemistry

29. Melting Snowman Slime

Here is a cool tactile sensory play and science lesson all rolled into one! Check out our super easy and quick snowman slime recipe and make your own melting snowman. Snowman slime recipe

30. Snowman In A Bag

Make your own snowman in a bag for homemade sensory play.  This easy squishy craft is sure to be a favorite winter activity for kids.

Snowman in a bag

31. Snowman Sensory Bottle

Enjoy winter activities no matter what your climate looks like. Whether you have beach weather or snowman weather, a Snowman Sensory Bottle is a versatile winter activity for kids to make with you! Easy to make snowman sensory bottle for kids winter activities

32. 3D Snowman

Print out and color in these easy snowman templates to make your own fun 3D snowman.  A simple winter craft kids will love!

33. Reindeer Facts & Activities

Learn all about these amazing Arctic animals and print out our free Name the Body Part reindeer worksheet.

34. Snowy Owl Winter Craft

35. Arctic Slime

Make sure your penguins and polar bears don’t meet up on this wintery expedition. Penguins prefer the South Pole and polar bears prefer the North Pole! Our Arctic slime recipe is the perfect for winter theme. Best part is you don’t have to live in the Arctic to enjoy this slime recipe! ALSO CHECK OUT: Avalanche Slime Make sure your penguins and polar bears don't meet up on this wintery expedition. Penguins prefer the South Pole and polar bears prefer the North Pole! Learn about the arctic and play with awesome homemade slime. Our arctic slime recipe is perfect for winter science and sensory play. Best part is you don't have to live in the arctic to enjoy this slime recipe.

36. Freezing Bubbles

Who doesn’t love blowing bubbles? Take the bubble play outdoors and see if you can freeze bubbles with our easy bubble recipe. Freezing Bubbles Winter Science Activity Outdoor Bubble Play

37. DIY Thermometer

Make your own homemade thermometer and compare the temperature indoors with the cold outdoors.

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38. Polar Bear Craft

Make these cute paper plate polar bears for a simple winter craft for kids.  Includes a free printable and fun facts about polar bears.

39. Snow Paint

Make this super easy 2 ingredient puffy snow paint and paint snow for a fun winter craft.

40. Polar Bear Puppet Craft

Make this fun polar bear craft with our free printable template and a simple paper bag.

41. Eskimo Craft

Learn about how the Inuit people and other Arctic people keep warm in one of the coldest places in the world.  Make this fun paper plate Eskimo craft.

42. DIY Bird Feeder

Make this super easy DIY bird feeder to feed the wild birds in your backyard during winter.


Be inspired by famous artist, George Seurat to create this fun winter scene with nothing but dots. Free printable included!

44. Frida Winter Art

This fun Frida Kahlo winter art project is inspired by the famous artist’s own work! Use the free printable and follow the instructions below to helps kids of all ages create their very own masterpiece! Friday Kahlo Winter Art Project for Kids



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Preschool Learning Activities for a whole year of play and learning!

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