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. For safety, always follow cold-weather guidelines when playing outside with children.

Colorful Snow

If a winter wonderland is too monochromatic for you, bundle up and bring some color to all that snow. You and your little one will be amazed to see how food coloring and a spray bottle or syringe can transform snow into a magical rainbow land. See this activity in action on the Hands on as We Grow blog. Later, peek out your windows to see confused looks from your neighbors as they pass by and see your festive snow.

What are your favorite activities to keep baby busy in winter? Share in a comment!

–Katie L. Carroll