Hey there, esiKidz Families! ❄️ This winter, make the most of the snowy weather by incorporating these fun and creative snow activities into your daycare center’s schedule. With a combination of indoor and outdoor activities, these ideas will keep the kids entertained and learning while enjoying the snow. Let’s dive right in and make this winter a memorable one! 🌨️

Maple Syrup Snow Candy 🍁🍯

Let’s start with a delicious treat that will warm up your daycare center. Maple Syrup Snow Candy is a classic Canadian winter treat that kids will love.


  • 1 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar
  • Snow (clean, freshly fallen snow)


  1. In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup and sugar over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
  3. Outside, gather the kids and provide them with spoons and small cups or bowls.
  4. Carefully pour the hot syrup mixture onto the snow, allowing it to cool and harden into a candy form.
  5. Have the kids use their spoons to scoop up the candy and transfer it to their cups.
  6. Enjoy the yummy Maple Syrup Snow Candy! πŸ˜‹

Snow Maze Game 🏞️

Get the kids moving and thinking with this fun snow maze game. This activity can be done indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather and space available.


  • Large cardboard boxes or snow
  • Scissors or box cutter
  • Markers or paint (optional)


  1. Gather large cardboard boxes or collect enough snow to create a maze-like structure.
  2. Cut out entry and exit points for the maze, or use the natural shape of the snow to create one.
  3. Have the kids help design and decorate the maze with markers or paint (optional).
  4. Designate a starting point and let the children navigate through the maze to reach the finish line.

Snow Kitchen Play 🍳

Bring the excitement of cooking to the snow with this imaginative snow kitchen play activity. Kids will love pretending to cook up a storm in the snow!


  • Pots, pans, and cooking utensils (plastic or wooden)
  • Faux food (such as playdough or foam) or natural items found in the snow (sticks, leaves, etc.)


  1. Provide each child with a set of pots, pans, and utensils.
  2. Have the children search for ingredients in the snow (leaves, twigs, etc.) or use faux food items.
  3. Encourage the kids to pretend to cook and serve meals, incorporating their imagination and creativity.

Snow Painting 🎨

Unleash the inner artists at your daycare center with this fun and colorful snow painting activity.


  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Spray bottles
  • Paintbrushes
  • White paper or canvas


  1. In a large container, mix water and a few drops of food coloring to create colorful paint.
  2. Fill spray bottles with the colored paint mixture.
  3. Provide each child with a paintbrush and white paper or canvas. Have the kids spray their painted snow on the paper or canvas, creating unique snow art. Encourage them to experiment with different colors, techniques, and patterns.
  4. Snowman Building and Storytelling β„οΈπŸŽ„ Encourage teamwork and creativity with this classic snowman-building activity.


  • Carrots
  • Buttons
  • Scarves
  • other small accessories (optional)


Divide the kids into small groups and have them work together to build a snowman. Provide each group with carrots, buttons, scarves, and other small accessories to decorate their snowman.

Once the snowmen are completed, encourage the children to create a story about their snowmen, sharing their imaginative tales with the rest of the group.

This winter, make your daycare center a place where memories are made by incorporating these fun and engaging snow activities into your schedule. The kids will love exploring the winter wonderland right outside your door, and you’ll be amazed at the creativity and joy these activities bring to your daycare center. Happy winter!

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