7 Indoor Winter Activities (Free Printable Templates)

Looking for fun things to do with the kids inside? Get inspired by our awesome indoor winter activities and get the free printable templates to make them yourself!

I don’t know about you, but I sure miss the winters we used to have around here. You know the kind where there would be so much snowfall over the night you could barely get out of the house in the morning.

It’s been ages since we’ve had that much snow where we live, and I’m honestly not sure my kids will ever experience something like this. 

But nonetheless, it is winter, even if there’s not a snowflake in sight. So today I am sharing a list of ideas for fun indoor winter activities you can do to have some winter fun. (Even when there’s no snow outside.)

All of the activities listed here are available for download from our member’s library, which means you can get the printables templates completely free. If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up at the end of this post.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

1. Make a Paper Snowflake

Make a paper snowflake DIY tutorial

No snow outside? No problem! Make your own paper snowflake. Or better yet, make a whole bunch of them!

This is a winter classic, and it’s so easy to make. Follow the link to find detailed instructions on how to make one from any piece of paper. Or use our free template to cut out a classic 6 sided snowflake.

2. Snowglobe Coloring Page

Snow globe coloring page

There’s always snow in snowglobes! We designed this cute snowglobe coloring page with an adorable snowman in a winter wonderland. Fun and easy activity for whenever you’ve got some extra time on your hands.

Click here to see the full post.

3. Paper Mittens Craft Template

Mittens craft building pattern

Design your own winter mittens with this easy paper mittens template. You can cut out the mittens or use them as they are. Then, use the provided shapes template to add a geometric design to your mittens.

This is a great way to sneak in some learning about colors and shapes, and also patterns and pattern sequences.

We’ve got some more ideas on what to do with this template here.

4. Make a Paper Snowman

Build your snowman printable craft for kids

What’s winter without a snowman? If there’s no snow outside (or even if there is and you just want to keep your little one’s fingers warm) you can make one out of paper.

Start with the blank template and then add the snowman’s eyes, chose a hat, make him buttons, whatever comes to mind. You can use the provided templates or draw in anything you like!

5. Polar Bear Goodie Bag

Free printable polar bear gift bag

We love this adorable polar bear gift bag. We’ve designed the template for you, so all you have to do is cut it out, fold it and glue it together.

This is a great craft for older kids (as it takes some precise scissor skills to do it). But it’s also perfect as a birthday gift bag or a favor bag for a winter-themed party.

6. Winter Paper Dress Up Dolls

Paper Dolls with Winter Clothes

Why not make your very own paper dress up dolls? We had so much fun designing these and my daughter still asks to play with them months after we made them!

We designed a whole set of winter clothes, so you can dress the paper girl and boy in warm sweaters, comfy scarves, and mittens. A great winter craft!

7. Printable Weather Line Tracing Sheets

Line tracing worksheets for preschoolers

If you have a preschooler at home, this is a great prewriting activity. And also a great fun way to talk about the weather!

Is it snowing? Is it raining? Is it windy? Have your kiddo trace along the dotted lines and talk about the illustrations as they draw.

This tracing activity helps kids learn the correct way to hold a pencil and use a firm grip. It also helps develop hand-eye coordination, all of which is essential for learning to handwrite later on.

There you go! Some of our favorite indoor winter activities you can set up in no time. 

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We hope you have some winter fun. With or without snow outside!

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