30 Boredom-Busting Outdoor Winter Activities to Try with Kids

It's might be cold outside but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Get outdoors this winter with these boredom-busting outdoor activities for kids.

Cabin fever is real and after a year indoors, we bet that your kids are itching to get outside and have a little fun — but what the heck are you supposed to go outside and do during a brutal Michigan winter?

We hear you, momma, and put together a list of our favorite social distancing-friendly wintertime outdoor activities that are sure to get your family off of those devices and outside this time of year.

  1. Build a snowman
  2. Have a snowball fight
  3. Blow bubbles and watch them freeze
  4. Go ice skating
  5. Go sledding
  6. Make snow angels
  7. Find winter constellations in the stars
  8. Make ice art
  9. Catch snowflakes on your tongue
  10. Go on a hike
  11. Have an icicle throwing contest with older kids
  12. Make and eat a snow cone
  13. Build a snow fort
  14. Shovel your snow in a pile and jump in it
  15. Visit the zoo
  16. Make a valentine with stuff you find in nature
  17. Make a wildlife feeder and wait for birds, squirrels and deer
  18. Do an ice experiment
  19. Make a snow maze
  20. Make kindness rocks and leave them around your neighborhood
  21. Paint the snow with food coloring and water
  22. Go snowshoeing
  23. Roast marshmallows over a fire
  24. Identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife
  25. Learn how to make maple sugar
  26. Go on a winter scavenger hunt
  27. Leave nice chalk messages on the sidewalk
  28. Make yeti footprints in the snow or mud
  29. Play flashlight tag
  30. Download Metro Parent’s free monthly fun guide for more fun ideas

Do you have other suggestions for outdoor wintertime activities? Share them with us in the comments.

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