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.

Feel the Flakes

Another fun option for fake snow comes from The Train Driver’s Wife blog. Potato flakes make for a sensory sensation without the cold. Plus, if your baby is still shoving everything in their mouth, this recipe is safe. Bury small toys in the flakes for your child to discover, or place small cars in the container that your child can move around to make interesting tracks. Lay down a mat or towels before placing a container of potato flakes on your floor for easier cleanup.

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

–Katie L. Carroll