Several years ago, I wrote a wee pack, mainly aimed at schools so that there were some simple ideas for teachers to undertake with their classes. You can download this Winter Wonderland Pack for free.
A Headless Snowman
Make a snowman without a head. Then take turns to stand behind the snowman as if your head belongs to the snowman. Have a range of props such as wigs, hats, scarves, sunglasses to wear. Take photos of each other doing different poses.
Roll it up
Make the biggest snowball possible whilst creating a maze or interesting pattern of grass to follow afterwards. Does the size of the snowball relate to the length of the path created?
Guess the object
Look at different things covered with snow and guess what they are. Go back once the snow has melted and see if you recognise the feature.
Most people just build snowmen. Make a snow dragon, or a monster instead. The possibilities are endless. Build a miniature yeti or just his giant pair of shoes to stand in.
Collect together and hide a range of white objects in the snow. Can your friends find what you have hidden? Are all the objects truly as white as snow?
Think up new and different footprint tracks in the snow. Instead of walking along, try jumping with both feet together or hopping. Do the hop-scotch. Walk sideways. Skate along and try not to leave a gap between your footprints. Do a funny dance.
Track animalsAnimal and birds leave trails and tracks. Find some tracks and follow them. Do this quietly to avoid frightening any thing or anyone.
Now if you live in a really chilly place, it is possible to freeze coloured water inside balloons. Once they have frozen, remove the balloon and you are left with giant marbles or snow bowls! Thanks to Ali Dreyer for finding this activity on Facebook.
The collection is growing - enjoy these other wintery posts:
10 Things to do in the snow
Lyndsey who writes the blog, Outside Mom, has a lovely post about things to do in the snow too. So hope on over for a look. Check out the advice about freezing bubbles! Amazing.
Finally there are lots of lovely snow books which can be found on this Weather and Seasons Amazon Listmania and the book Snow Play: Cool Projects for Cold Days has lots of fun ideas.