Creative Cold Weather Outdoor Games for Kids

When the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, you might be tempted to hibernate inside.

But these cold weather outdoor games will help you embrace the cold and give your kids the exercise and fresh air they need.

Don’t fall under the misconception that kids have to stay inside when it’s cold. There’s an old Scandinavian phrase, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” Many Scandinavian parents live by this phrase, insisting children spend time outdoors every day.

Now, here’s how to bring maximum fun to those days when the temps are minimum.

Cold Weather Outdoor Games for Kids A little competition and roughhousing is healthy. In the case of siblings, you may have to rely on your gentle parenting skills to make sure all goes smoothly. These games should be all in good fun for everyone.

Snow Tie Dye Take spray and squirt bottles and fill them with colored water (just add food coloring). Then go in the snow and make art. Make sure to give each kid an area or “canvas” to get creative.

Flag Football Create two teams with at least two players on each side. Create sides of the field with sticks or food dye in the snow, and put flags or cut up pieces of a t-shirt in each person’s waist band. Then play ball!

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