There’s Snow Place Like Home! 7 Indoor Winter Activities Your Kids Will Love

Whether it just won’t stop raining out there or the snow outside is piling up high, there are some days that you’ll need to cozy up inside. If after a little while you notice your kiddo needs to get some giggles and wiggles out, you can turn to this DIY list we’ve created of creative screen-free indoor activities to explore. On this list, you’ll find all different types of projects and games like Snowman Bowling or Balloon Tennis for getting up off the couch and moving, a Mini Snow Machine build for children fascinated by mechanical engineering or robotics, or creating your own awesome Indoor Camping Party for those dreaming of s'mores and campfires.

Indoor Winter Activities

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hidden Snowball Game

    This indoor learning activity is for the toddlers out there! The Hidden Snowball Game is an engaging way to practice naming and identifying colors at home. Homemade puzzles are fantastic for beating boredom on a cold winter's day.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mini Snow Machine

    Explore the forces of propellers, batteries, and motors with this Mini Snow Machine! It’s a great project for anyone interested in mechanical engineering or robotics.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Indoor Snow Play

    There are so many possibilities with this indoor game and all you’ll need is snow (which you can find recipes for if you don’t have any outside), a tray or cookie sheet, and whatever objects you have on hand that would be fun to play with in the snow. Try your hand at crafting a miniature snowman, use your imagination to cook up some snow soup, build a snow road for toy cars, or see what other ideas come to mind. Don’t forget to put on some mittens!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Balloon Tennis
    Balloon Tennis

    (Ages 3-11)

    Curious about game design or looking for an indoor winter game that will get them moving? Give indoor-friendly Balloon Tennis a try! What’s extra sweet about this one is once the materials are made you can play together or your child can play on their own as well.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hot Cocoa Spoons
    Hot Cocoa Spoons

    (Ages 5-16)

    Did someone say chocolate? These hot cocoa spoons are a winter candy craft that are super fun to customize with unique toppings and decorations. Don’t forget to come up with some creative names for the different flavors you all invent!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Indoor Camping Party by The Gardening Cook

    Ready to have the ultimate indoor camping party? If it’s too cold to camp in the great outdoors, what about giving the great indoors a try? This guide from our friends at The Gardening Cook will take you through all the steps to create an awesome indoor camping party: from setting up the environment to recreating camping foods to playing camping themed games.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snowman Bowling by From ABCs to ACTs

    Check out this adora-bowl winter craft and game combo of Snowman Bowling. Like Balloon Tennis, it’ll get your kiddos up and moving, which is so important when you’re staying inside. Let the good times roll!

Get inspired!