5 kid snow activities — including DIY snow paint made from old markers

It’s freezing out there! I was in Utah last weekend, just in time for a big storm. I was only there for one night, but the downfall was so steady, my little rental car was completely snowed in while I slept — and I couldn’t get out of the parking lot the next day! Happily, as luck would have it, I was staying at Camp Williams, an Army base, and there was a van full of military men with snow shovels who came to the rescue of me and everyone else on the campus who was struggling without four-wheel-drive. : )

The short days from the end of the January to the beginning of Spring can be so tough! Here are a few kid snow activities that might help you and the kids approach the next drop in temperature with a smile.

5 kid snow activities — including a DIY colorful ice wreath

Make colored ice ornaments and ice wreaths for the trees, or the front porch.

5 kid snow activities — including ice lanterns made from balloons

Use balloons to make ice luminaries to light a path to your front door. When the sun sets early at 5:00 or so, you’ll have something cheery to look forward to!

5 kid snow activities — including a Valentine's ice heart

Go on a winter nature walk to gather materials, then make a Valentine’s Ice Heart.

5 kid snow activities — including DIY snow paint made from old markers

Don’t toss those old, dried out markers — use them to make snow paint instead!

5 kid snow activities — including a Swedish Snowball Lantern

Make a Swedish Snowball Lantern on the front lawn.

Your turn! Are there any kids snow activities you’ve tried lately? Share links!