50+ Awesome Winter Activities & Crafts for Kids

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INSIDE: Here is a massive list of 50+ awesome LOW PREP winter crafts, activities and sensory play ideas for kids! Great hands-on snow themed ideas perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Ok its that’s time again! Yup, time for another round up of crafts that you can actually do right now – the WINTER edition!!

Looking for more Winter Activities and Ideas? Check out these amazing round ups:

This time I have also included low prep winter activities that are easy for you but really fun for them!

Low Prep Winter Crafts & Activities for Kids

I always find the winter activities for kids that both I and my little ones enjoy the most are the ones that require little to no prep. For obvious reasons. But an easy set usually means simple rules for them and a uncomplicated clean up for me. This is even more true during winter when you are stuck inside more often than not.

I have searched through Pinterest to put together this list of amazing winter activities and crafts for kids that are all easy to set up and for the most part only require supplies you most likely already have in your kitchen or bathroom and a few basic craft supplies.

If you have these basic supplies and a few more listed below you can do these crafts right now! All supplies for the activities are also included in this list, and although they easy to set up some require a little bit of prep. But the prep is crazy easy and usually involves putting something in the freezer for a few hours!

Basic Craft Supplies Required:

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Basic Kitchen Supplies Required:

Basic Bathroom Supplies Required:

Basic Toy Supplies Required:

  • Lego
  • Puzzles
  • Magnetic Tiles

Low Prep Winter Crafts

  1. Hot Chocolate Craft for Preschoolers – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Fork Painted Melted Snowman Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Potato Masher Snowman – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Cotton Ball Snowman Easy Winter Craft For Kids – A Little Pinch of Perfect
  5. Potato Masher Penguin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Melted Snowman Shape Craft Collage – Fun Learning for Kids
  7. Ball Painted Snow Globe Craft – Toddler Approved
  8. Lego Printed Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime
  9. Snowflake Paper Plate Twirler – Crafts by the Sea
  10. Snowman Discovery Phonics Bags – Happy Toddler Playtime
  11. Stunning Sparkly Icicle Craft – Kids Craft Room
  12. White Cotton Ball Penguin – Glued to My Craft Blog
  13. Hot Glue and Watercolor Snowflakes – Little Bins for Little Hands
  14. Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft – Artsy Momma
  15. Fork Painted Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime
  16. Handprint Snowflakes – In the Playroom
  17. Popsicle Stick Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime
  18. Q-Tip Painted Snowflake Craft – No Time For Flash Cards
  19. Coffee Filter Snowflakes – One Little Project
  20. Watercolor and Salt Snowflakes – Teach Beside Me
  21. Tape Resist Snowflake Art – Little Bins for Little Hands
  22. Pom Pom Painted Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime
  23. Birch Winter Tree Art Project – How We Learn
  24. Happy Paper Penguin Art – Deep Space Sparkle
  25. Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft – Arty Crafty Kids
  26. Polar Bears in Snow – Fair Dust Teaching
  27. Snowy Owl Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  28. Alpine Tree Painted Art – Painted Paper Art
  29. Eric Carle Inspired Polar Bear – Art Sonia
  30. Coffee Filter, Straw and Pasta Snowflake Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
  31. Paper Plate Yarn Penguin – NonToy Gifts
  32. Winter Mitten Craft for Preschoolers – Housing A Forest
  33. Snowy Houses Art – Happy Toddler Playtime
  34. Mess Free Snowman Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime

Easy Winter Activities

  1. Winter Hat Sensory Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Snowman Pom Pom Drop – Happy Tot Shelf
  3. Penguin Sticky Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Build a Snowman Activity Tray for Preschoolers – Happy Hooligans
  5. Dot Sticker Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Snowstorm in a Jar Winter Science Experiment – One Little Project
  7. Fake Snow Writing Tray: A Pre-Writing Activity – No Time for Flashcards
  8. Snowflake Drop – Happy Toddler Playtime
  9. Preschool Winter Math Counting Snowballs – Fun-A-Day
  10. Snowball Oral Sensory Games – And Next Comes L
  11. Salty Snowman – Best Toys 4 Toddlers
  12. Snow Marble Run – Happy Toddler Playtime
  13. Fizzy Ice {Science Activity for Kids} – Toddler Approved
  14. Fun Science Experiment: Crystal Suncatchers – Babble Dabble Do
  15. Why Do Pinecones Open? Pine Cone Science Experiment for Kids – Lemon Lime Adventures
  16. Snow Art – Happy Toddler Playtime
  17. Snow Puzzle – Happy Toddler Playtime
  18. Cardboard Tube Snowflakes – Happy Toddler Playtime
  19. Cookie Cutters and Snow – Happy Toddler Playtime
  20. Build a Snowman: Paper Towel Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  21. Snowflake Balance – Happy Toddler Playtime

Winter Sensory Activities

  1. Frozen Pom Poms – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Penguin Sensory Bottle – Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Paint the Snow – Busy Toddler
  4. Snow Kitchen – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Snow Dinosaurs – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Frozen Pom Pom Soup – Happy Toddler Playtime
  7. Frozen Caps – Happy Toddler Playtime
  8. Arctic Letters Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime

Age Suitability

These crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for these crafts vary.

Difficulty to Create 


Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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