Whether you’re stir-crazy at home or looking for new ways to enjoy the winter wonderland with baby, we’ve gathered a ton of fun for you. From outdoor activities like making frozen bubbles to seasonal sensory-play ideas and craft-making (including DIY ideas for Valentine’s Day!), you’ll be busy until spring.

10 Winter-Themed Activities to Keep Baby Busy When Cabin Fever Strikes

Winter days may be short, but they sure can feel long. When cabin fever sets in and you’re looking to get crafty with baby or want a few outdoor ideas, we have you covered. Check out these winter-themed activities that will entertain and engage your little snow bunny.

Check out these cool winter craft ideas.

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8 Ways to Get Active This Winter (Baby Included!)

It’s mid-winter and the arctic blasts keep coming. The cure? (Or at least a way to keep your sanity?) Add physical activity to your daily routine. And, yep, baby’s invited, too. Scroll down for awesome ways to get active during the cold months, from body-toning babywearing to winter walks like no other. With creativity and motivation, it’s as easy as ready, set … go!

Find your cold-weather workout inspiration.

Chill Out! 8 Snow Sensory Play Ideas

Snow and ice have been on fire ever since Olaf showed up on the scene. From real snow bins to foamy snow play, there are cool (and safe) ways to let baby in on the frozen fun. Finding your favorite sensory activity will be easy. It’s keeping yourself from humming “Do you want to build a snowman?” while scrolling through this flipbook that might be tough!

Discover your new favorite snow-themed play ideas.

9 Ways To Make the Most of Snow Days

Even when the weather’s chilly and you’re snowed in, there’s lots that you and your little one can do to fight cabin fever and explore the outdoors. Here you’ll find nine of our favorite snow-day activities for babies and young toddlers.

Read on for snow-day inspiration.

Let's Play! Sensory Activities for All Five Senses

Like a sponge, your baby is constantly soaking up information and learning new things about the world—so why not make it fun for them? We’ve rounded up a bunch of hands-on activities that will engage one or more of the five senses, and chances are playtime is about to get a lot more exciting. 

Get 10 ways for babies to explore with their 5 senses.

18 DIY Sensory Play Ideas for Baby

Not only is sensory play critical for childrens' developing brains, but it can be deeply rewarding for you to watch quietly as your baby discovers new textures, learns about cause and effect, and figures out what makes the world go round.

Try these easy DIY ideas for hands-on fun.

 

8 Valentine’s Day Art Projects to DIY With Your Baby

Create valentines, home decor and keepsakes with your baby with these easy techniques. From easy-to-grasp veggie stamps to footprint projects Grandma will swoon over, you’ll love re-creating these V-Day ideas.

Read on for art inspiration with minimal artistic ability required.

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