Outdoor Winter Activities Preschoolers
Winter can seem so long, especially if you have a preschooler. Children this age can be so busy and most also love the snow! If you have a little one, take a look at these outdoor winter activities preschoolers (which could also be used with older children).
Add a few drops of food coloring to a spray bottle full of water. Then take your child outside to paint the snowy yard.
Tic Tac Toe in the Snow
Make a large tic tac toe board in the snow by running a stick in the snow or make a board with twigs. Use crisscrossed twigs and pinecones (or leaves) as game pieces.
Play Hot Potato
Make a small snowball and have the children stand in a circle to pass the snowball. Use your phone or another source for music. Stop the music to see who is “stuck” with the hot potato (snowball) **Be sure children have mittens or gloves on!
Use beach toys
Get out the beach shovels, buckets, and other beach toys
Draw in the snow
Use a stick or twig to practice writing letters, numbers, names, shapes, and objects in the snow.
Pin the nose on the snowman
Build a snowman, but leave the nose off (carrot, twig). Take turns blindfolding each child then have them try to put the nose on his face.
Take a magnify glass and piece of black paper outside to look at snowflakes up close.
Take construction trucks and other cars outside. Kids can transport snow, twigs, pinecones, and more in the vehicles.
Other ideas –
- go sledding
- go ice skating
- make snow angels
- shovel paths in the snow