40 (Free) Printable Activities to Keep the Kids Busy This Winter

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These free coloring pages, color-by-number printables, mad libs, printable mazes, and activity sheets are all free

Our best remedy for long winter days? A healthy supply of printable activities for kids—because when it’s too chilly to go outside, exercising their brains is the next best thing. We’ve rounded up the coolest printables with a timely winter theme, from mad libs to paper snowflakes, free coloring pages, color-by-number printables, and more. Fire up the printer!


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Education.com

Try out this fun matching game activity sheet from Education.com! It’ll keep the kids busy for hours.

Education.com

Whether your kiddo loves skiing or not, they’ll love coloring this cool skiier from Education.com!

Count the Snowmen

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MomDot

Get counting practice in with this printable from MomDot. Once they’ve counted up all the snowmen, they can decorate them all too!

Trace the Winter Hat

Twisty Noodle

This printable from Twisty Noodle is perfect for chilly days. Kids can flex their tracing skills, then color in the hat however they like.

Ice Skating Tangle

Tim’s Printables

Here’s a good challenge for your little ones: can they untangle the twisty ice skating path created by Tim’s Printables?

Trace, Color & Cut

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Woo! Jr.

Wintertime calls for a nice cup of hot cocoa, as Woo! Jr. knows. Whip up a batch while the kids work on tracing with this cute printable.

I Spy, Winter Edition

Live Laugh Rowe

If your little one is just learning how to count, this I Spy printable from Live Laugh Rowe will help him practice his skills.

Winter Mad Libs

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Woo! Jr.

Create a silly story with these fun winter mad libs from Woo! Jr. Get the printables (including ones about a snowstorm, ice skates and winter facts).

Related: 42 Things Every Family Should Do Together This Winter

Winter Secret Message

All Kids Network

Kids can decode a secret message with this simple but fun printable from All Kids Network.

Cone Paper Dolls

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Mr. Printables

Thanks to Mr. Printables, it’s ridiculously easy to make your own paper dolls. Just print out the doll printables and winter-themed clothes, then roll them up and glue your creations together.

Gingerbread Hunt

KCEdventures

This activity from KCEdventures requires a bit of pre-planning, but it’s totally worth the effort. Print out the gingerbread people and hide them around the house, then let the kids hunt for them all!

Paper Snowflakes

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First Palette

Remember cutting out paper snowflakes as a kid? Now your little ones can do the same, thanks to First Palette.

Winter Color by Number

Itsy Bitsy Fun

Perfect for preschool or kindergarten-aged kids, these color-by-number printables from Itsy Bitsy Fun will be the perfect snow day activity.

Wintry Scene Coloring Page

Dover Publications

Keep your little ones entertained with this intricate winter scene coloring page from Dover Publications.

Snowflakes

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First Palette

Let your budding artist unleash their creativity on these snowflakes from First Palette. Available in different sizes and designs, they can color them, cut them out, and even use them to make a garland or another craft.

Snowman Playdough Mats

Itsy Bitsy Fun

The kiddos can practice counting and work on their fine motor skills with this genius printable from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Plus, they’re always lured in by playdough!

Winter Dot Painting

The Resourceful Mama

This cute printable from The Resourceful Mama is sure to be a hit with your little ones. If you’ve got dot markers, they can fill them in with those, or you can use pom poms or regular markers.

Winter I Spy

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Simple Play Ideas

Stuck inside during a snowstorm? This I Spy game from Simple Play Ideas will be a lifesaver. It’ll put your kids’ finding and counting skills to the test.

Related: 10 Genius Ways to Keep the Kids Busy (Batteries Not Required!)

Winter Color-by-Letter

Trail of Colors

Little ones can practice their alphabet while coloring wintry pictures with these fun color-by-letter worksheets from Trail of Colors.

Winter Pattern Mats

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Life Over C’s

We love this printable from Life Over C’s that’s sure to keep the kids occupied for an afternoon. Once you’ve printed out the pieces, encourage your littles to create different patterns on their mats.

Winter Word Search

Angie Kauffman via Real Life at Home

If your kiddo’s got a handle on reading, you’ve got to use this word search printable from Real Life at Home. Hunker down by the fire while looking for words like reindeer and blizzard.

Winter Lacing Cards

Living Life and Learning

Let the tots work on their fine motor skills with these cute lacing cards from Living Life and Learning. The set includes a snowflake, reindeer and gingerbread man.

Snowman Bingo Game

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Crazy Little Projects

We love this print-and-play bingo game from Crazy Little Projects. You can use mini marshmallows as markers to fit the snowman theme.

Winter Coloring Page

Trail of Colors

Keep it simple by printing out this fun coloring page from Trail of Colors. Kids will love decorating the mittens, hat, and scarf whether or not it’s snowing where you live.

Snowman Shape Matching

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Totschooling

Even if it doesn’t snow where you live, kids can still build a snowman thanks to this clever worksheet from Totschooling. Plus, they’ll get to practice matching shapes while they’re at it.

Fine Motor Skills Builder

You Clever Monkey

Print out this page from You Clever Monkey to help your kids build fine motor skills. Have them decorate the tree with playdough, buttons or small beads. You can even make it into a counting or alphabet game.

Winter Scene Playdough Mats

Living Well Mom

To keep the kiddos occupied for an afternoon, print out and laminate this winter scene from Living Well Mom. Then they can get creative building and decorating snowballs and snowmen.

Christmas Counting Picture

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Education.com

Your kid will sharpen their math skills while also having fun with this Christmas math worksheet! Find it at on Education.com

Related: 15 Easy Ways to Keep the Kids Busy After School

Winter Gross Motor Movement Game

Gift of Curiosity

If you’re stuck inside on a cold day, this cool printable game from Gift of Curiosity will keep the boredom at bay. Print out the cards and place them on a cube (or just shuffle them in a stack)—each card directs kids to do a different action.

Winter Cutting Practice Symmetry Worksheets

Itsy Bitsy Fun

Kids can sharpen their scissor skills and learn about symmetry with these cool worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Once they’re done cutting out the shapes, they can decorate them with markers or crayons too.

Snowman Number Match

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A Dab of Glue Will Do

How cute is this matching activity from A Dab of Glue Will Do? It’s a great way to get some extra math time in this winter.

Snow Day Bingo

All Free Kids Crafts

Keep the cabin fever away on your next snow day by trying out this genius twist on bingo from All Free Kids Crafts. Kids can cross out a bingo square for each activity they do, from drinking hot cocoa to having a dance party.

Snowflake Fine Motor Activity

Early Learning Ideas

If your littles like playing with hole punches, this activity from Early Learning Ideas will definitely be a winner. They can go to town punching the holes, and then they can decorate their snowflakes with crayons or glitter glue.

Winter Spelling Activity

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The Measured Mom

You don’t have to let winter break brain drain set in thanks to this awesome activity from The Measured Mom. Similar to a board game, it can be adapted to any word list.

Christmas Spot the Difference

Education.com

Look and see if you can find all of the differences in this worksheet! Find this exciting worksheet on Education.com.

Winter Bucket List

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3 Dinosaurs

Make your game plan for the rest of the season with this cool idea from 3Dinosaurs. There are versions available for kids to write their wishes down or to draw them out if they’re not writing yet.

Related: 9 Mermaid Coloring Pages Your Kid Will Love

Winter Mazes

BrainyMaze

Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, these wintry mazes from BrainyMaze are super fun. Each page includes a maze and a counting and writing activity.

Build a Snowman Worksheet

Education.com

Here’s a fun activity from Education.com to help combat cabin fever—kids can color their own snowman, then cut out the pieces and glue them all together.

Gingerbread Matching Game

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Squishy-Cute Designs

Challenge your tot to find the two matching gingerbread men in this printable from Squishy-Cute Designs.

Gingerbread Man Color By Number

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Education.com

This fun worksheet will have you and your kid wanting to bake gingerbread cookies! Find this cute color by number worksheet at Education.com.

 

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