Planning birthday parties for young children can feel, while delightful, also overwhelming. This can feel especially true after all of the energy put into the holidays, in the dark chill of winter. That’s why we’ve come up with a treasure trove of winter-themed indoor activities to help plan your tiny tot’s next great birthday adventure! 

Snowman Building Station

Set up an indoor snowman building station using white balloons or craft materials. Let little ones get creative building their own mini snowmen. 

What you’ll need:

  • White balloons or white paper
  • Markers or paints
  • Colored paper
  • Colorful accessories (buttons, scarves, hats, etc.)

This hands-on activity is not only entertaining but also fosters imagination and fine motor skills.

Ice Skating Rink

Transform your living room into a magical ice skating rink with the help of paper plates or socks. Allow the kids to glide and slide across the “ice” while playing music to enhance the experience. 

What you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Socks
  • Music

This activity is perfect for developing balance and coordination in a safe and cozy environment.

Winter-themed Craft Corner

Set up a crafting station with various winter-themed crafts and watch artistic talent unfold. Kids can create snowflakes, paper plate penguins, or even make their own winter crowns. 

What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper
  • Glue
  • Stickers
  • Markers

Penguin Bowling

Create a penguin bowling alley using plastic bottles as pins and a soft ball as the bowling ball. Decorate the bottles to look like adorable penguins, and let the kids take turns knocking them down. 

What you’ll need:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Softball 
  • Paper & markers to decorate

This game promotes hand-eye coordination and teamwork.

Hot Cocoa and Cookie Decorating

Warm up the party with a hot cocoa station where little ones can customize their own mugs and pair it with cookie decorating 

What you’ll need:

  • Hot cocoa powder
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Marshmallows
  • Plain cookies
  • Icing
  • Mugs

This tasty duo is a guaranteed hit among kids and adds a delicious touch to the celebration.

Snowflake Hunt

Cut out paper snowflakes and hide them around the party area. Give the children small baskets or bags and encourage them to go on a snowflake hunt. 

What you’ll need:

  • White paper
  • Bags or baskets

This activity not only provides entertainment but also engages their observational skills.

Frozen Dance Party

Turn up the music and host a “Frozen” dance party. Let the little ones show off their dance moves while enjoying the company of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Consider playing freeze dance for added excitement, where kids freeze when the music stops.

three little girls dancing in a circle

With these delightful indoor activities and games, your little one’s winter birthday party is sure to be a hit. From snowman building to cookie decorating, these ideas promise laughter, creativity, and cherished moments. Embrace the magic of winter and create a celebration that will be remembered for years to come!

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