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33 Fun Things to Do in Winter: Indoor & Outdoor Activities for Kids

Get inspired with this list of 33 Fun Things to do in the Winter — indoor & outside activities plus fun things to do with or without snow!

It’s always great to have some creative ideas for keeping kids entertained during bad weather months & school breaks (like these 50 FUN Things to do at Home!)  Whether you’re looking for creative indoor activities, fun things to do outside or a few unique ideas for winter vacation days — these ideas are sure to please, easy to do and will keep your kids thinking & creating on those long winter days.


Fun things to do in the Winter both inside and outside!

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33 Fun Things to Do in the Winter: Inside & Outdoor Activities

There are a LOT of days off from school during the winter months. And then there are those bad weather days when you can’t always get outside.  These can mean that kids can get a little squirrely (if you know what I mean 😉

I love having one or two go-to activities that we can do each day — ideally, one indoor activity and one outdoor adventure so we can get some fresh air too.

Winter break and days off from school are also a great time to dive into those art projects or science activities that may take more than a few minutes to do. Try adding a few of these FUN winter activities to your schedule during the coming weeks!


Fun inside winter activities to do with kids

Creative Inside Winter Activities for Kids

  • Clean out the playroom & donate gently used toys & books.


Fun indoor activities for kids to do in Winter


  • Write ‘thank you’ notes or call out-of-town relatives to say ‘thanks’ for the holiday gifts.
  • Get started planning your summer vacation – Browse websites, get a few travel books from the library and have the kids help make a list of attractions.


Fun activities to do over Christmas break and all winter!

Fun Indoor Winter Science Experiments for Kids

Try a few of these easy and creative science experiments — all of them can be done indoors!


Things to do both inside and outside during the Winter months!

Outdoor Activities to Do in Winter

  • Make snow angels or go sledding.
  • If you have snow in your area, try something new — like show-shoeing!


Outdoor Winter activities and fun things to do

  • Head to the rink & ice skate together.


Fun Places to Go Near Me in Winter

  • Go to the library for a storytime or fun activity session they are hosting.
  • Find a local attraction that your family hasn’t visited & go explore together!
  • Take a tour of a factory in your city.


Winter craft ideas for kids - make a nature ice sun catcher

Creative Winter Crafts to Entertain Kids

  • Make some noisemakers or New Year’s crafts.
  • Decorate the windows with paper snowflakes!


fun winter activities to do with kids

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Fun Things to do in the Winter - inside activiites and outdoor ideas for kids & families!