Free puzzle games, stories, crafts, and printable activities for kids ages 4–12.

Welcome WinterWelcome Winter
December 21 marks the first day of winter, and the change of seasons is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to explore, learn new things, and try to see the world in different ways. Let’s Welcome Winter—and all of its possibilities—together! For many of us, winter means snow. Try to think about snow as a blank canvas for exploration and creativity. Even a simple game of tag or hide-and-seek gains a new level of fun when fluffy snow is involved. Regardless of the weather, studies have shown that outdoor activity has many benefits for kids—so don’t feel guilty about taking a break from at-home learning to go outside to play. Kids come back inside more focused, recharged, de-stressed, and ready to learn. Besides, going outside in the chilly weather is an excellent excuse to warm up with a mug of hot chocolate.
welcome winter video

1. Welcome Winter

Watch our video for more fun ways to welcome winter.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Join these penguins on their skate around the ice rink. Then find the objects hidden in the scene. 

read a story

3. Read a Story

Sam can’t wait to play in the snow—but is there enough? Read the story to find out. Make plans with your child to decide what you’ll do the next time it snows. 

Build the perfect snowman

4. Build the Perfect Snowman

Get the scoop on the best way to make a snowman that will last, as well as ideas to personalize your wintry friend. 

make frozen bubbles

5. Experiment with Frozen Bubbles

Is it freezing outside? Then it’s the perfect weather for blowing bubbles—frozen bubbles, that is. Try out this fun experiment with your child. Who will make the most bubbles? 

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

Does your child have other ideas of how to help people during these winter months? Share them with us at HighlightsKids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Whether or not it snows where you live, there is always fun to be had in the wintertime. Invite your child to share their favorite activities with us at HighightsKids.com

spin the dreidel

8. Spin the Dreidel

Celebrate Hanukkah with this classic dreidel game. Follow the instructions to make the dreidel and then get spinning!  

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

These kids are busy making a snowman. Can you find all the objects hidden in the wintry scene? 

stir up some hot spiced cider

10. Stir up Hot Spiced Cider

After playing outside on a cold day, warm up with a mug of hot spiced cider.

3D snowflakes

11. Cut Out 3-D Snowflakes

Get your home into the winter spirit with these 3-D snowflakes

 

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

Sail down the side of the hill with these siblings. Then find all the objects in the scene!

race a speedy bobsled

13. Race a Speedy Bobsled

Use items from around the house to make a bobsled. Then see how fast it can go!

 

make your own snow

14. Make Your Own Snow

Don’t let no snow keep you from building a snowman! This recipe for homemade snow will help your child get creative with snow creations inside the house.

 

 

Share a drawingShare a drawing