I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this year will be the year that the kids get to see snow in the UK even just a little snowflake would be good. But for many children this may be the first year that they experience or the memory of snow sticks in their minds, capturing those moments and extended on it through play and crafts is one of the joys of winter. So here are some fun Snow and Ice Themed Crafts and Activities ideal for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

30+ Snow crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers including literacy, maths, science, sensory, play and motor skills.

Snow Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Why not create some paper snowflakes we loved creating these simple paper snowflakes and they are perfect to help with scissor skills.

Another snowflake activity – but this time some newspaper snowflakes from Buggy and Buddy such a fun activity and great for those cutting practices.

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I really can’t wait till we have some snow to try out this indoor snow painting over on B-Inspired Mama.

It’s fun bringing the snow indoors but part of the fun of snow is getting out and over on Happy Hooligans they are making Coloured Ice Sculptures and Painting in the snow.

The Snowman - DIY bowling game to work on number bonds

Create some snowmen from cardboard tubes and make them into a fun bowling game we even used it to help with counting.

Snowflake crafts are a lot of fun and this Frosted Snowflake Craft from My Little 3 and Me looks adorable.

Love snowmen crafts and activities find more inspiration for these to do with your toddlers and preschoolers here!

This easy "The Snowy Day" peg doll craft and activity for kids is sure to be a hit after you read the book! Step by step instructions and lots of play.

Make a Peg Doll inspired by the children’s storybook The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and then use it for play.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.
Sing some of these Winter Nursery Rhymes and Songs to sing with your Toddlers and Preschoolers as you do these crafts, activities and recipes.

Snow and Ice Recipes to Cook with Toddlers and Preschoolers

24 Advent Activities for Toddler and Preschoolers with crafts, baking, traditions, nature hunts and Family Fun these are great fun to countdown to Christmas

I love these Gingerbread Snowflakes although we traditionally make them at Christmas as a gift to give to neighbours they would be perfect for children to make anytime through Winter.

Starting off with a great snack for kids to eat and make with you from Kiddie Foodies these White Cheese Snowflake Sandwiches.

Two different cakes that would be perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to cook mini snowman cupcakes and also snowmen rice crispy cakes.

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

Make some easy Snowball Cookies perfect to share with friends and family and only 3 ingredients.

Love cooking with your toddlers and preschoolers but find that some of the recipes fail check out our Recipes that really work when you cook with toddlers! We’ve tried them all.

Read these recommendations of winter books for toddlers that last through to preschool. With fiction and non-fiction help explain the season with reading

Looking for a recommended book for Snow and Ice Activities then our list of Winter Books that includes Fiction and Non-Fiction aimed at Toddlers through to beginner readers is ideal.

Snow and Ice Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple winter science investigation for children of all ages on why we use salt on the roads during the winter months.

If like us you have a little one that just asks “WHY” all the time no doubt at some point over the winter the question will come up “Why are they gritting or using salt on the roads and paths” well this fun Winter Science Investigation will help you explain and get hands-on with the science of this particular Why!

Snowmen Count and Peg Math Activity for Preschoolers.

Make your own clip cards and using them for some winter themed counting – these DIY snowmen pegs and clip cards are perfect for any winter, snow and ice theme.

More of an Ice activity than a snow but great for winter this melting iceberg experiment from Stir the Wonder is fun for toddlers and preschoolers to do at home.

Bring the snow inside and you could set up a snow bath for your toddlers and preschoolers we had to do this when my youngest was little as she hated the feel of the snow beneath her feet.

Why not bring the snow inside and make your own snowmen in a sensory tub with real snow!

Another science experiment observing Snow Melting – I just love the literacy activities included in this one over on Little Bins for Little Hands.

Get out in the snow and get the toys involved as well love this simple activity from How Wee Learn using a ride on Toys in the snow.

As you know we love Nature Exploration and from What we do all day they are taking some Ice inside to investigate it in some Nature explorations.

Create an Arctic-themed cold sensory tub with the secret ingredient that makes it possible to have a cold sensory snow experience when there is no snow around.

Toddlers love exploring the snow and I love these 3 ideas for snow trays from Me and Marie Learning.

The Sugar Aunts have been having fun outside in the snow – with some letter recognition activities and some gross motor skills in a snow maze they look to be enjoying the snowy weather.

This has been on our Winter Bucket List for the last few years but still not got around to it – over on Nothing if not Intentional they are making snow ice cream.

Another snow ice cream recipe this one healthy and sounds delicious from Mamma Pappa Bubba, you can tell they’ve got a lot of snow at the moment as they’ve also been doing some fun snow spray painting.

Some more science investigation over on P is for Preschooler with some I Spy Snowflakes check out the close-up pictures they have of the snowflakes they found.

Over on Inspiration Laboratories, they have been investigating Snow and Water as well as getting the toy cars out into the snow.

Over on KC Edventures, they are doing some Nature Observations in the Snow with some Animal Track exploration.

making prints with the right foot

How about learn right foot and left foot whilst reading Foot Book by Dr. Seuss with our fun snow activity.

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Arctic Science

Explore some icy science with this Arctic Discovery Box from Green Kids Crafts – a great selection of crafts and activities that you and your toddlers and preschoolers can do together. The bonus with these kits is that come complete with all of the equipment you need including the pastels and paints. Focusing not just on the animals that can be found in the Arctic region included in the box is a craft to help you and your children learn about the Inuits as well as the Northen Lights.

Plan Ahead a Season with our Spring Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers perfect for doing after Winter with your little ones.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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