Winter is one of the favorite times of the year for children, and it’s not hard to understand why: they can make snow angels, build snow castles, play hockey, or battle it out in a snowball fight. And after all of these activities, they can come home and drink a mug of hot cocoa.
However, we at SmallJoys know at least twenty other winter pastimes for kids that will save your house from being torn apart by those energetic little monsters.
Make a street lantern out of snow. Make some snowballs, pile them up, and put a lantern inside your hill. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Make ice balls with the help of balloons, water, and food dye.
Build a geodesic dome out of cardboard. A little bonus is that it will take many hours of concentration and effort from your kid.
Make a snow globe with your own hands. You can even put a picture of your kid in it. You will need some glycerin and a glass jar with a cap.
Make some giant 3D snowflakes while watching real ones falling outside your window.
Bring your kid’s favorite cartoon characters to life — it’s simple!
No sled to slide down the ice hills? No worries — just make them yourself with a piece of cardboard and some duct tape!
Make a popsicle of your own flavor.
Or snowy candy with maple syrup.
Another kind of fun: snowflake pancakes with cinnamon. They’re pretty and edible!
Make colorful decorations out of ice and paint, just like these ones.
While it’s cold outside, experiment with soap bubbles.
Make an indoor campsite with a tent and everything. Don’t forget about the ’fire!’
Mix some food dye with water, fill a spray gun with them, and paint a snowman!
Or create a rainbow in the middle of winter.
Look closely at the snow on the trees — you will see different shapes and can make them more obvious and colorful.
If the weather is too harsh, then make snowmen inside where it’s warm.
Surprise your kids with a hot chocolate magic trick. You will need soda, vinegar, and hot chocolate, of course.
Light up the night with bright lanterns made out of water bottles and glow sticks.
Melt some chocolate, dip a plastic spoon in it, and when the chocolate has cooled down a little, put some marshmallows, nuts, raisins, or coconut chips on it. Chocolate spoons for dessert after a winter walk are ready to serve.
Bonus. Fun And Clever Riddles For Kids
Q: Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?
A: Corn on the cob because you throw away the husk, cook and eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.
Q: What has hands but can not clap?
A: A clock
Q: What has to be broken before you can use it?
A: An egg
Q: What has one eye but cannot see?
A: A needle
Q: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
A: The C
Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What color were the stairs?
A: There weren’t any stairs; it was a one story house!
Q: A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
A: The woman is blind and is reading braille.
Q: It lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots on top? What is it?
A: An icicle
Q. It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
A. The moon
Q: What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?
Q: What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute?
A: His breath!
Q: A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
A: His horse’s name was Friday.
Q: How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
A: He only sleeps at night.
Q. What has a neck but no head?
A. A bottle
Q : Poor people have it, Rich people need it, if you eat it you die. What is it?
Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A: Neither, they both weigh one pound!
Q: What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
A: Your name
Q: I’m full of keys but I can’t open any door. What am I?
A: A piano
Q. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
A. A glove
Q: The one who made it didn’t want it. The one who bought it didn’t need it. The one who used it never saw it. What is it?
A: A coffin
Q: How many months have 28 days?
A: All 12 months!
Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall?
A: A window
Q: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
A: The letter “M”
Q.What gets wetter as it dries?
A. A towel
Q. Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?