Winter can be long and cold, especially when you have kids and live up north like we do. They can’t play outside all the time so we need some good winter activities for kids.

I use some motivators to get my kids outside, like my delicious Healthy Hot Cocoa recipe, but many days it’s just too cold to stay outside for longer than 20 minutes.

That’s why I decided to come up with a list of mess-free winter activities for kids. Because don’t they make enough of a mess without helping them create one, you know? So let’s do ourselves a favor and keep it mess-free. Or at least less-messy!

Are cold winter days keeping the kids inside? You need this handy list of Mess-Free Winter Activities for Kids. With 25 fun ideas to choose from, we’ve purposefully picked less-messy projects so you don’t have to add to the mess the kids have probably already made!Bring the outdoors in with colorful snowflakes made out of popsicle sticks.

Practice writing their names with marshmallows.

Build a snowman without the snow.

Have just as much fun making these snowmen bathtub stickers, as playing with them during bathtime.

Who knew a hole punch and paper could create beautiful snowflakes?

These reindeer magnets are perfect for keeping the winter magic alive.

Keep those Happy Feet going with this cute penguin craft.

Grab some crayons, glue and cotton balls for this cute Winter hat activity.

The kids won’t be too sad creating these melting snowmen.

Enjoy some nature indoors by creating this pine cone wall hanging.

Keep the kids occupied with fun Winter scene playdough activity mats.

Need a simple activity to keep the kids busy on a cold winter day? These free printable winter playdough mats are the perfect solution! Just print, laminate, and the kids’ll stay busy for hours building playdough snowmen, snowballs, and more. It’s the perfect indoor winter activity for children!

 

Switch out the crafts for this Pin the Nose on the Snowman activity.

Your kindergartner will enjoy learning with these Winter themed pattern mats.

Make numbers fun with Missing Number Cards.

Take this mess free painting idea and make winter themed bookmarks instead.

These cute stained glass mittens, are so colorful.

Are cold winter days keeping the kids inside? You need this handy list of Mess-Free Winter Activities for Kids. With 25 fun ideas to choose from, we’ve purposefully picked less-messy projects so you don’t have to add to the mess the kids have probably already made!

How about a mini obstacle course, where the kiddos avoid the pine trees. (Pictured above from Life Over Cs)

This no mess Winter themed sensory bag is perfect for little hands.

For more sensory fun, make these indoor snow sensory bags.

Create an arctic scene with this sensory play activity.

It’s okay to get out the paint, it can be mess free too using bells and a baking pan.

Enjoy more mess-free painting fun creating penguin ink blots.

Build a snowman out of coffee filters.

Grab a little construction paper and pom poms for these cute hot cocoa mugs.

Don’t toss those toilet paper rolls, save them for this mess free snowman craft.

 

Those are just a few awesome mess-free activities for kids to get you started! Have fun!
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