10 Fun Snowman Winter Activities and Treats

January is the perfect time to come up with some fun snowman winter activities and treats to keep the kids engaged and occupied. I have gathered up 10 recipes, activities, and goodies to keep your kids busy for a while, and having a good time as we wait for spring to arrive.

Good news…only one of the 10 ideas require any snow! I hope you will enjoy engaging, reading, and playing with your children, and embracing this special time before the busy warmer seasons hit us once again.

*Each of the ideas has a link below it which leads to the orignal source, and will give you all the details for supplies and ingredients and instructions.  Be inspired this winter!


1.) Gather up your leftover Christmas lights and some supplies from around the house and make these charming milk jug snowman lights.

Milk Jug SnowmenGlowing Milk Jug Snowmen from Stuff by Ash

2.) This is a cute snowman craft using marshmallows. A great indoor activity to keep little hands busy.

snowman marshmallow art Marshmallow Snowman Kids Art from Happy Home Fairy

3.) The traditional snowball cookies are perfect for this time of year.  Why not whip up a batch of these and surprise the kids.

snowball cookies

Snowball Cookies from Finding Home.

 4. ) I like surprising my kids with fun snacks.  So how about a bagel snowman?


Fun Food Snowman Kids Snack from In Lieu of Preschool

5.) I created fall paint pictures with my kids using Q-tips, which was one of my kid’s favorite projects. Now we can’t wait to make this simple winter version.

winter kids paint project

Q-tip Winter Painting

6.) How about frying up some tortillas snowflakes sprinkled with powdered sugar?  Yum!

snowflake tortillas
Snowflake Tortilla Treats from Happy Clippings.

7.) Who wouldn’t love a snowman pizza to warm up the tummy?

snowman pizza

Snowman Kids Pizza from Delia Creates.

8.) I love this yarn snowman craft! Perfect for having out during January and February.

yarn ball snowman craft

Snowman Craft From Parent Magazine

9.) These look like so much fun, especially for the older kids.  Colored ice balls to put in the snow. Be sure to click over for the instructions!

colored ice balls

Colored Ice Balls from Hurrayic.

10.) Winter is a great time for lots of extra reading time, and here is a round up of 6 books to read to your kids on snow and winter.

snow kids books

Collection of 6 Recommended Snow Books From The Speech House.

There’s lots of fun to be had after the holidays.  Winter is a great time of year to settle in and make some out-of-the-box snowman fun stuff.  Most of all take some time out to make memories with your kids.  They love special things done for them, and it’s a way we as moms can serve our family.

Denise from Denise In Bloom

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  • Jennie

    All great ideas…even for some older kids! Can’t wait to try some of these! The snowman pizza may be dinner tonight!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      Have a great time Jennie! Yes I can’t wait to make the pizza too. : )

  • Susan Heid

    Love these! Often times I come up empty with ideas – can’t wait to do the marshmallow snowman today – all with things I already have in the pantry! Thanks Denise!

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      Yeah my kids are kind of bored these days, and I need all the help and inspiration I can get! Have fun with your little guy. : )

  • Debbie

    I love all these ideas! Thanks for sharing my Snowflake Tortillas.
    -Debbie (Happy Clippings)

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      I went to google how to make snowflake tortillas and your blog came up! I had to include it. : )

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel817 Rachel Valentine

    That pizza is so cute!

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      Yeah, I can’t wait to try it myself!

  • Shelley Bryan

    All of these are such cute ideas. We don’t get snow in central Louisiana so, this would be such fun to make with my boys and have these around the house to make it feel more like winter.

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      Awesome! I have boys too, and it is a challenge to keep things interesting right now. Have fun Shelley!

  • Laura @ Finding Home

    Thanks so much for kindly sharing my snowball cookies! Take care, Laura

    • http://twitter.com/DeniseLThompson Denise In Bloom

      I gladly shared it-love your blog! God bless!

  • Amanda B

    We get loads of snow up here in the frozen north, but it’s funny, I rarely think of doing snowy “crafts” and other activities with my gang! Paper snowflakes is about as far we get… thank you for the fun ideas.. the pizza really got me thinking.

  • http://pinkoddy.co.uk/blog/ pinkoddy

    They are great – I have pinned them to my snow board

  • http://twitter.com/HappyHomeFairy Happy Home Fairy

    This round-up is SNOW much fun! :-) Thanks for including our Marshmallow Snowman project. I can’t wait to try that q-tip painting idea!!