Toddler Approved Winter Activities

Toddler Approved Winter Activities

It is sometimes tough to keep toddlers occupied and this is especially true in the winter. However, there is some good news on the horizon. Here is some great toddler approved winter activities.


Help with cooking or baking– While it is true that toddlers can’t do things like peeling an apple or cutting up some lettuce, there are some things they can help with. For instance, if you are making pancakes, they can help stir the batter. The good thing is that kids are more likely to eat foods that they helped to make.
Listen to a story being read- Toddlers love to have a story read to them, so cuddle up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket and read them a winter-themed story. Here are some great suggestions: The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming, Bedtime for Little Bears by David Bedford, Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson, Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin and Cleo in the Snow by Stella Blackstone.

Make some bath paint– Bath paint is fun and safe for toddlers to make and something they can enjoy using during bath time. All you need to make this bath paint is foaming shaving cream, food coloring, paint brushes and a bowl. To make it, dump some foaming shaving cream into a bowl or other container, add some food coloring of any color and mix it all up. Voila…bath paint.


Watch a movie– What better way to spend an afternoon indoors than with a movie and some popcorn and juice. Cuddle up on the couch or spread a blanket out on the floor. There are some great movies that toddlers will enjoy watching. Happy Feet is a 2006 computer-animated family musical featuring the voices of Elijah Wood as Mumble, Brittany Murphy as Gloria, Hugh Jackman as Memphis, Nicole Kidman as Norma Jean, Hugo Weaving as Noah the Elder and Robin Williams in various roles. Ice Age is a 2002 computer-animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of Ray Romano as Manny the wooly mammoth, Denis Leary as Diego the smilodon and John Leguizamo as Sid the giant sloth.

What do you like to do with your toddlers in the winter?'

About Madison Main

When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.'
Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

14 Responses to “Toddler Approved Winter Activities

  • Since Winter means that we are mostly indoors, I make sure to stock up on craft supplies so that we always have something to do. We love watching movies but we try to get out at least once a week to do something fun.

  • We love to do all of the above! On really snowy days (which hasn’t happened this year) I bring snow inside and fill up the water table. Saves me from bundling up two little ones!

  • That bath paint sounds like a lot of fun. I’m sure even my older kids would have a blast making it.

    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    8 months ago

    My kids are much older now, but they are happy staying in and watching movies or playing electronics.

  • winter is so hard! But these are great suggestions to keep busy inside!

  • My kiddos and I like to make crafts in the winter. We also like to go to children’s museums.

  • We do a ton of baking in the winter – it helps keep the house warm. The bath paint sounds fun too! I think my kids would love that.

  • We love cooking together. The kids learn so much and they have fun making and tasting!

  • Oh man is it ever hard! I am luckily that we have a hot tub, so we go and swim even in the winter!

  • My nephew is a toddler and these activities would be great for him! We are lucky that we live in the south and the weather is pretty good!

  • You have some great suggestions. Toddlers definitely like to “help” in baking. I finally put together an activity box for each day of the week. I’m very proud of myself. It took some time, but it made my life so much easier in the long run.

  • I’m hoping we don’t have many cold days left, but these are some great ideas to keep the littles busy!

  • I have never heard of making bath paint before but it is something I would like to explore, How does it work?

  • So fun. Lots to consider. My toddler would enjoy pretty much everything. He’s pretty laid back and just goes with the flow. So much to try!

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