7 Simple Activities when it’s too Cold to go Outside

Indoor scavenger hunt: Create a list of items for the children to find around the classroom, such as a red apple, a button, or a book with a blue cover. Check out my Scavenger Hunt Printables here.

Winter Colors Painting: Use different shades of blue, white, and purple watercolors or washable tempera paint to make a chilly painting. “Paint” glue ever the top. Add glitter or foam snowflakes.

Sensory bin: Fill a bin with materials like snow, fake snow, or rice and hide small toys or objects for the children to find.

“Cook” in the classroom: Make snow dough out of hair conditioner and corn starch This is a great opportunity for them to practice measuring and following instructions.

Indoor obstacle course: Set up a course using pillows, blankets, and cardboard boxes for the children to crawl through and around.

Indoor Snowman: wrap boxes in white paper (or paint them!) Cut out eyes, mouth, and a carrot nose. Use tape or Velco to attach pieces.

Have a “snowball” fight with wadded-up pieces of paper, or have them make a “snowman” with balls of play dough or marshmallows

Keep in mind that these are just a few suggestions, and it’s important to consider the interests and abilities of the individual children in your care.


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