20+ Fun, Free Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

Kids got cabin fever? Pick one of these activities and send them outside for some cold-weather fun. (23 Photos)

-iVillage on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:31AM

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20+ Fun, Free Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

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Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Winter

Your backyard jungle gym may be buried in snow, but that doesn't mean your kids can't have fun outside. From making an edible snowman to building a snow fortress, we've rounded up lots of free (or almost free) kid-friendly winter activities to keep 'em busy.

Winter Treasure Hunt
What kid doesn't love exploring in the backyard or going on a treasure hunt? The concept here is the same: bury toys and trinkets the kids can unearth.

Best for kids aged: 2 and up

What You’ll Need: Treasures like toys and colorful holiday ornaments; jars or other containers.

Directions: After a big snowfall, gather your materials. Create your own mini treasure hunt by half-burying goodies in the snow around the yard. (Make sure the kids can see something peeking out.) When you're done, give your kids five minutes to see how many treasures they can find in the snow and put in their jars!

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