30 FREE Printable Winter Games & Activities

A great list of free Winter printables with games & activities for those days when you can't get outside!

I'm currently sitting on our couch looking out the window at the GORGEOUS snow fallling. 

The flakes are those big, soft ones that float down and make everything look like a winter wonderland.

And it's so quiet and peaceful ...

... right now, that is.

Because I know this is the calm before the storm (literally!) -- the coming weeks will be full of more indoor time than outdoor time for so many of us. 

Which means it's time to get prepared -- and I've got your back!

Today's round-up of FREE printable Winter games & activities is not only a resource for the next few months but also one of those posts that came about as the result of desperate times.


Free printables Winter games & activities for preschool and elementary kids

30 FREE Winter Printables: Games & Activities for Kids

Indoor time isn't a bad thing -- cozying up with a few good winter books, enjoying some family time together -- all good stuff!

But there's one thing that does make me a little desperate -- it's the noise :(

I don't know when it happened but somewhere over the past decade, I became noise-sensitive (is that a thing?  If not, I'm making it a thing!

You know what I mean -- the voices and music that seem to bounce off the walls, the dog whining to go out and come in every 10 minutes, the tv or those toys that have the beep-boop-boom sounds ... it's all just a little too much for me to handle at times.

So it seems that I have two choices -- lock myself in the closet (tried that but someone always finds me ;)

OR come up with a slew of ideas that inspire quiet play & learning for when things get a little out of hand.

Our last set of printables (see the 70 FREE Winter Printables) focused on learning & indoor craft ideas.  Today we've got an awesome group of games & indoor activities!

And yes, this nature girl will be the first to tell you that getting outside when you can is probably the best way to tame cabin fever (try these nature activities) but having a set of indoor games & activities like these is a close second.


Printable Winter Games

Holiday & Winter Charades/Pictionary | Edventures with Kids

Winter I-Spy | The Pleasantest Thing

Winter Mad-lib puzzles | Classroom Jr.

Draw a Snowman on your Head! | Housing a Forest

Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids

Snow Day BINGO | All Free Kids Crafts

Winter Scattegories | The Crafting Chicks

Winter Mazes & More | All Kids Network

Winter Word Search | Real Life at Home

Create an Indoor Blizzard with these Snowflake Patterns | First Palette


Winter Coloring Pages

Add in a new box of crayons or a beautiful set of Colored Pencils (affiliate links) and kids will color forever ;)

Preschool Arctic Animal coloring & writing pages | Preschool Mom

Winter Color by Numbers | Itsy Bitsy Fun

Winter in the Woods | Activity Village

Winter Scenes - 5 pages | Dover Publications


Printable Winter Activities for Preschool & Elementary Kids

See how many items you can find on this Winter Scavenger Hunt.

And be sure to see the January & February hunts on our 50 FREE Scavenger Hunts list!

Learn about holidays around the World with this printable Christmas Map Challenge!

Keep it Moving exericise game | Hip Homeschool Mom

Printable Animal Cross Stitch cards (perfect for bored tweens!) | Mr. Printables


Build a fort & start a club with these printable Kids' Club signs!

Easy Indoor Scavenger Hunt (there's also an outdoor one for Spring) | The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Watch animals out the window & record their behavior with this Animal Observation Activity!

Get the Kids Moving paper dice activity | I Heart Naptime

Escape the Volcano game | Toddler Approved

Kids love to read?  Here's a list of wonderful websites with free online games & printable book activities for them to visit!

Let's Pretend to ... | The Resourceful Mama

Indoor Funny Animal Acts Charades | Moms & Munchkins

Indoor Clue Hunt | Wildflower Bouquets

Inspire more quiet playtime with these 40 Pretend Play Printables!


Looking for more FREE printables?  Try these!

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