Crafts for Kids Winter

Painting in the Snow Winter Activity for Kids

Kids will have fun playing in the winter wonderland with this fun painting in the snow activity! For this super simple and EPIC winter activities for kids all you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand. This snow painint ideas is perfect for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. This snow activities for kids is going to be so much fun!

Kids will have fun playing in the winter wonderland with this fun painting in the snow activity! For this super simple and EPIC winter activities for kids all you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand. This snow painint ideas is perfect for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. This snow activities for kids is going to be so much fun!

Painting in the Snow

When the snow comes, it’s quintessential to make a snowman, have a snowball fight and of course make snow angels. When the snow sticks around for days upon days, though, my kids want more snow activity ideas. They want more fun in the snow that isn’t snowmen and snowball fights. Since we love all things art and creating, I thought it would be fun to be snow artists. I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out, but to my surprise this Easy Snow Painting activity was perfect. Try this painting in the snow project with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1 and grade 2 students. This will be a kids winter ativity they remember into adulthood.

Winter Activity for Kids

It is super super simple to prep the snow paint and we had a blast! You’ll need: 

  • Squeeze Bottles
  • Food Coloring
  • Water
  • Snow
  • Pitchers (optional)

Snow painting easy

Snow Painting Ideas

So to start, grab the squeeze bottles. How ever many colors you want to use, is how many squeeze bottles you need. We added the food coloring first, because it is the gel type. I wanted to make sure it mixed in enough, so we put that in the bottles first then filled them up with water.

Leave a little room so you can shake. Then put the lids on and shake them up.

I mentioned the pitchers. If you have multiple kids and you think that more color solutions will be needed, than what can fit in each individual bottle. You could make up pitchers worth and then just add to the bottles when they are empty. 

Winter Activity for Kids

Snow painting easy

When you’re ready, head out to the snow with your snow paint. 

Find the space on the snow you want to paint, your canvas, if you will, and squeeze. We started gently at first, I wasn’t sure if the water would instantly melt the snow or what would happen. It was cold enough that this didn’t happen.

What did happen was we were able to create art on the snow! 

Easy snow painting

Easy snow painting

As you can see, drawing single lines, like spelling a name, didn’t show up super well, but it was still fun.

What did work really well was abstract art. This is a perfect activity to teach children about abstract art and how there isn’t necessarily a rhyme or reason to why you are doing what you’re doing, but in the end it turns out beautiful.

Another option, is to bring out a cookie sheet and use this as your canvas. Put snow on it, you can even pack it down some, and use this to paint on. It turned out really well doing it this way. I think because the snow was more packed in than when it is just naturally on the ground.

Kids will have fun playing in the winter wonderland with this fun painting in the snow activity! For this super simple and EPIC winter activity for kids all you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand. So grab your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grader for a fun snow activity for kids!
Snow Activities

The cookie sheet method is also a great idea if it is too cold outside for your kids. Bring the snow inside, on a cookie sheet and let them paint it. Put the whole thing in the bathtub to control any spilling and mess, but they can still create on the snow without being outside.

Another options is to bring buckets full of snow inside and put it in the bathtub. They can play a ton with that, without the cold of the outdoors. 

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Winter Crafts

Looking for more fun winter crafts and winter activities for kids of all ages? Don’t miss these winter activity ideas!

Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You’ve got to try these winter craft ideas! Whether it's cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  This outrageously FUN snowman activity is a combination craft, activity, and winter stem activities too! This snowman launcher is simple to make and loads of fun as a snowman activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and up! Follow our step-by-step how to make a snowball launcher for an adorable snowman craft and winter activities for preschoolers in January! suncatcher snowman craft for kids

Winter Activities

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Snowamn Printables

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Winter Printables

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Winter Math

If you are looking for a fun, simple way for kids to learn to skip count, you will love these super cute Skip Counting Worksheets. These free skip counting worksheets have a fun polar animals theme to engage students from pre-k, kindergarten, to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.  Using these no-prep skip counting printables children will be able to learn, practice and review skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, and 10s while having fun!  Our FREE printable snowman count and cover mats help students practice counting and number recognition. Easy prep and hands on learning at it’s best. Perfect for your Kindergarten winter theme math centers. Click through to snag your copy today. free-penguin-shape-sorting-activity Winter Bingo Marker Printables for learning color words

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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