Winter Activities with Toddlers
Some fun and exciting things parents can do this winter to keep their toddlers entertained. Check out these great ideas for spending quality time together outdoors.
Winter is a magical time of year, especially for toddlers. The cold weather, snow, and holiday spirit make it the perfect time for fun activities and creating lasting memories.
The main thing to consider with younger toddlers (18 Months to 2 years) is how much they can walk before they want to be carried. Little kids love just looking out the window at the snow, but getting outside to experience it is another level, and every experience for toddlers is brand new for them. Also, remember that they will try to eat the snow. Relax; it won’t make them sick. Toddlers love to explore and play with new things. Just remember to get some good waterproof mittens or gloves.
Here are a few ideas for winter activities to do with toddlers:
Build a snowman. This classic winter activity is a must-do for toddlers. Help your little one roll snowballs to create the snowman's body, then decorate it with buttons, a carrot nose, and a scarf. Don't forget to top it off with a hat and a big smile!
Have fun making snow angels, building a snow hill, and throwing snowballs. Toddlers love to build something, and as a parent, the joy you can have with them is immeasurable.
Have a snowball fight. Toddlers love throwing things, and snowballs are the perfect projectile for a playful snowball fight. Just supervise closely and keep it gentle to avoid any tears.
Fill Spray bottles with colored water, and create a colorful snowy masterpiece.
Go sledding. Sledding is a thrilling winter activity that toddlers will love. Head to a nearby hill and let your little one sit in front of you on the sled. A good sled pays off for years, and your child will be able to develop their gross motor skills and learn how to handle cold weather. They will also learn that cold weather is to be enjoyed, and after, you can make some hot cocoa.
Make hot cocoa. After a cold day outside, there's nothing better than coming inside and warming up with a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Help your toddler measure and mix the ingredients, then let them top their cocoa with marshmallows and sprinkles for a festive treat.
Winter is a wonderful time of year for toddlers, full of opportunities for fun and excitement. These activities will surely be a hit with your little one and help create lasting memories of the winter season.