Baby, It's Cold Outside: Great Winter Activities for Kids

Bundle up and check out these great winter activities to help beat winter break boredom and celebrate the season!

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Salt Painting

If using regular watercolors is getting a little dry, liven things up by using salt to create a beautiful painting with unique crystal texture!
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Popsicle Stick Log Cabin

Kids entranced by Little House on the Prairie? This popsicle stick "log cabin" is a great introduction to pioneer history.
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Build an Indoor Igloo!

You don't need to head to the Arctic to experiment with life in an igloo. Kids can build their own ice igloo at home from water and empty milk containers.
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Footprint Penguin

Your child can make her own at home with a little paint and her own foot. Make a whole colony!
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Snow Scene

Toothpaste plus water equals the start to a magical winter paper project.
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Lace a Paper Plate Snowman

Your child will "build" a snowman and lace her way around the paper plates, boosting her manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
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Make Snow Paint

In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!
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Snowman Paper Bag Puppet

During this chilly winter season, try this fun indoor craft with your preschooler to help him explore art concepts like shape, form and texture.
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Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Coffee filter snowflakes are an easy winter craft and a good way to involve children of all ages in holiday decorating.
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Make Marshmallow Snowmen

This marshmallow snowman craft is a festive way for your child to practice counting and art. Make a marshmallow snowman with your child this holiday season.
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