It is a pleasure to welcome Kate from Crafts on Sea today, with a fabulous Winter Activiteis for Toddlers collection!! We have a great Winter Crafts for Preschool already. But the ideas shared here today, really compliment it as toddlers are that little bit younger and that little bit more challenging to craft with. But of course no less rewarding!!! So though we have many Preschool Craft ideas.. it is great to focus on the slightly younger age group here. Over to Kate!
As the weather gets colder it’s always good to have a few back up plans for days when you want to stay in doors. We love sharing activities and crafts for toddlers. It’s an age when children are having so much fun exploring new things and it’s great to be able to share that with them! These easy winter activities for toddlers are perfect for one and two year olds with lots of simple idea you and they will love.
Winter Activities for Toddlers
Have you tried making paper plate snowflakes? They’re perfect for younger kids as they can decorate them with paint, glue and stickers but the thicker material means they can cope with getting a bit gloopy!
We get a lot of things delivered in the post and so invariably have a lot of bubble wrap hanging around which I don’t like to throw away! This bubble wrap snowman craft is a fun way to get a second use out of it.
This snowflake paper plate twirler is a great way for older toddlers to practice some scissor skills while younger ones will enjoy decorating it with stickers. We have a great set of Paper Plate Twirler Crafts for all seasons to explore here!
My daughter had good fun playing with these frozen paints
Sensory bags can be a great way for children to practice mark making as well the fact that they feel nice! We loved this mess free snowflake sensory bag and it only took about two minutes to make.
Of course when you’re talking about winter with your kids it’s always good to look at some winter animals too! This polar bear craft is really simple to make with lots of easy big pieces for toddlers to be able to grab hold of while they’re making it.
My kids have always loved sensory play and particularly when they can involve their toys too. This two ingredient cloud dough makes perfect ‘snow’ for them to play with – my daughter loved getting her Elsa doll to play in it!
We’re huge fans of crafts that we can make from things that would otherwise end up in the bin or recycling and these toilet roll snowmen are not only fun to make but you can make a little bowling game from them too.
Make these easy peasy cotton pad snowman cards – a great way to brighten up a relative’s day during the long winter months!
Have you tried making puffy paint? It looks fantastic and so much fun to make with. These puffy paint snowman and snowglobe cards look brilliant.
Finally this winter sensory bin looks brilliant and looks like a great way to have fun with some ‘snow’ without having to get cold.