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Winter activities inspired by some of our favourite Canadian Instagram accounts!

Posted by alina hodkinson on

When the colder weather approaches, the sun starts setting way earlier than normal and the snow starts to fall – we sometimes tend to be cooped up inside for days on end. It can be somewhat of a difficult task to find fun in the cold, but it’s possible! Not only is getting outside crucial for both physical and mental health in our young ones, but there are also so many fun learning activities that can be found in the great outdoors.

 

Instead of heading over to Pinterest and typing in “best outdoor winter activities” – we’ve done the work for you! Instagram is such a great platform where moms and other accounts share lots of different kid-friendly activities and there are so many that involve the winter months! Some of these are based outside while some of these bring the “winter weather” indoors (for days where it’s just too cold to open that front door) – take a look!

 

  1. Instagram - @mamapapabubba

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYddiwxlncX/

Bring some yumminess indoors with Snow Ice Cream!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of packed snow (freshly fallen of course)
  • 2 TBSP of non-dairy creamer (we use @silksoy creamer)
  • 2 TBSP of pure maple syrup
  • 1 little splash of vanilla

Check out her Instagram reel to see it all come together!

 

  1. Instagram - @inspired.to.play

https://www.instagram.com/p/CITPfF7FEVF/

Bring some color to the outdoors with Rainbow Snow!

What you’ll need:

  • Snow
  • Food Coloring

Check out her Instagram post to see it in action!

 

  1. Instagram - @theplayfulfawn

https://www.instagram.com/p/CX23OojjqoJ/

Bring that cold weather and snow indoors with a Blizzard in a Jar!

What you’ll need:

  • A jar
  • Water
  • White paint
  • Glitter
  • Baby Oil
  • Alka seltzer

To see it how it works – check out her Instagram reel above!

 

 

  1. Instagram - @discoverkidtivities

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXtmR4vFnZr/

A beautiful addition to any snowy backyard or front yard!

What you’ll need:

  • Silicone cupcake liners
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Twine/rope or ribbon to hang them

Check out her Instagram post to see them dazzle in the light!

 

  1. Instagram - @brightpathkids

Now this is a work of art! If you’re up for the challenge, try this one out this winter season!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYg7FNxNS9v/

What you’ll need:

  • Large Trays
  • Water
  • Food Colouring

Check out their incredible Instagram reel above on how this magic came to life and how you can try it at home!

 

Don’t fear the outdoors when it comes to winter’s arrival, there are lots of things we can still do that incorporates both physical activity and getting our brains going as well! Too cold to venture outside? Bring the season inside with a few of these indoor winter-themed activities. We’re constantly looking for new ideas to do with our rascal’s – if you have some too, share them with us over on Instagram and make sure to tag us if you try any of these ones out this season!

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