Winter

Winter-themed kids projects and activities

Two snowflake suncatchers sitting on a blue background

Make: Easy Snowflake Suncatchers with Kids

Add some colorful wintry sparkle to your windows this holiday season with this lovely (and super simple!) snowflake suncatcher craft project for kids. There’s a nip in the air, a comforting blanket of fresh poofy powder, and a radiant light…

Our paper bag bear den sitting in a woodland small world play setup with two handmade clay bears

Make: A Paper Bag Bear Den for Small World Play

Turn a grocery bag into a painted paper bag bear den or cozy miniature cave for hibernating wildlife and other small-world play setups with this easy DIY. Autumn is turning to winter here in our neck of the woods, and…

Our diy seed mosaic cardboard bird feeder hanging in the garden

Make: Bird-Friendly Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders

A twist on the classic cardboard tube bird feeder craft, this project invites kids to play with patterns and experiment with natural supplies for cool handmade bird feeders that are totally bird-safe! DIY Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders – Table of…

Our DIY fairy peg dolls sitting on a wood slice in front of a neutral background.

Make: DIY Woodland Fairy Peg Dolls

Fill a tiny forest with your own enchanting set of DIY woodland fairy peg dolls for creative small-world play. With a kid-friendly crafting process that encourages creative reuse and imaginative storytelling, this activity is sure to be a hit with…

Our DIY fairy greenhouse egg carton seed starter sitting next to cardboard pine trees, an egg carton mushroom, and a fairy peg doll

Make: Fairy Greenhouse Egg Carton Seed Starters for Kids

These darling DIY fairy greenhouses are egg carton seed starters kids can plant, decorate, tend, and watch grow! They’re a wonderful late winter or early spring indoor gardening activity for children – especially if you live in a colder climate…

One of our red cardboard ice shanties sitting on a faux pond in front of a dark blue background with twinkle lights.

Make: A Cardboard Ice Shanty Kids Winter STEAM Challenge

Inspired by northern winter outdoor traditions, this recycled cardboard ice shanty art project is a fun indoor creative building activity that combines design and engineering. This project provides an opportunity for kids to investigate construction, hone critical-thinking skills, and encourages…

Our sugar cube ice castle sitting in front of a pink background with fairy lights

Make: Sugar Cube Castles

Brrr….! It’s -10 degrees (Fahrenheit!) – too cold for extended outdoor play, but you’ve got some antsy kids in need of winter play like, YESTERDAY. Have no fear – sugar cube ice castles are here! Inspired by a local winter…

A collection of over 40 of our favorite kids winter outdoor play activities! | via barley & birch

Discover: 50 Outdoor Winter Play Activities for Kids

A collection of our favorite kids’ outdoor winter play activities – from fun and games in the snow to backyard winter science and STEAM ideas… Kids Winter Outdoor Play Ideas – Table of Contents Use the links below to jump…