Huge List of Outdoor Winter Sensory Activities

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During the warm months, it’s easy to get outdoor sensory activities into your child’s schedule. It is much more difficult when the ground is covered by snow and the temperature is below freezing. These winter sensory activities are designed to provide much-needed sensory input during the cold months. Use these ideas to ensure your students or kids get outside and burn off that energy.

Huge List of Outdoor Winter Sensory Activities designed to get your kids enjoying the colder months tooGoing outside in the winter isn’t my favourite thing. Some of my kids completely love the winter. For one of them, the colder, the better. For the ones that feel the way I do about the cold though, I have to be creative in coming up with enticing ideas to get them to stay active in the winter. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that their need for sensory input goes away so it’s important to find ways to create winter sensory activities.

Outdoor Winter Sensory Activities

  • Snow Angels
  • Snowball Fights
  • Rolling Down a Hill in the Snow
  • Tobogganning
  • Make a snow fort – Just be sure to do this with adult supervision as it can be dangerous if children get caught under collapsed snow.
  • Stomp patterns or words into the snow
  • Have a contest to see who can roll the biggest snowball
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Try cross-country or downhill skiing
  • Go ice skating
  • Set up an obstacle course in your backyard
  • Build an igloo with a snow block maker or use milk cartons to make your own snow block maker
  • Build a toboggan run
  • Winter Nature Hike
  • Shovelling Snow (great heavy work activity!)
  • Play tag in the snow
  • Hide plastic coins under the snow and have kids hunt for buried treasure
  • Winter Scavenger Hunt
  • Pour boiled maple syrup on the snow to make taffy – this is a French Canadian winter tradition

More Outdoor Winter Sensory Activities

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