Check out these epic snow toys that will have the kids sledding, building, and begging to go play in the snow. Explore our four top picks and exciting finds for the best winter play ever.
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Snow days are some of the best experiences for kids and are full of the type of fun that kids remember their whole lives. And with these epic toys that we have found they will have a time of their lives!
What makes a great snow toy? The best toys for the snow are the ones that keep the kids moving so they stay warm, and are having too much fun to notice the cold! (Make sure the kiddos are bundled up with appropriate waterproof snow gear and follow this winter safety guide).
With that in mind, we went searching for some fun toys to have at home for the rest of the winter. Here are our picks for the best snow toys to have on hand this winter:
Our Top 4 Picks
- Best For Toddlers: 11 Piece Snow Toys Kit Toddlers will love digging in the snow and using the bucket and the snowman mold.
- Best Ride-On: Stiga GT Supreme Snow Racer This steerable kid’s sled is the stuff memories are made of. It’s built to last, so you’ll be bringing it out for many winters to come.
- Runner-Up Best Ride-On: Geospace Original Ski Skooter It’s a fun new type of downhill ski/sled that will get a lot of looks. Kids will have fun trying something new and maybe even trying a few tricks!
- Best for Building: Snow Brick Maker Simple toy that offers a big bang for your buck. Kids will love using it to easily build their snow forts.
Scroll down for the 20 Best Snow Toys for Epic Winter Family Fun. Enjoy!
Best Snow Toys for Building
If you have a builder on your hands, then start here. These brick molds are perfect when you have a lot of snow and they create large structures in an impressively quick time. But, as one reviewer noted, you have to have the “right” kind of snow to get the best results (i.e. a little wet so it sticks together better).
1. Snow Fort Building Kit
This Snow Fort Building Kit has a variety of shapes and sizes so kids can get creative for hours of fun making forts and castles. Plus it’s perfect to build some epic igloos this winter.
2. Snow Brick Maker for Igloos
This Snow Brick Maker for Igloos is one of our top picks because it’s so affordable and makes quick work of snow igloos and other buildings the kids come up with.
Top Creative Toys to Use in The Snow
Check out these picks for kids who love to create and add their special touch to the world.
3. Snow Coloring Tablets
Dissolve these Snow Coloring Tablets into the water and use spray bottles to color the snow! All ages, from toddlers and up, will love this. You can check out a tutorial for this in our DIY section below.
4. Snowman Kit
Sometimes part of the fun of building a snowman is scouring the house for all the little bits that make up the face and clothes. But, if your kid loves the classic snowman look, this Snowman Kit makes sure you have everything you need for all the finishing touches.
Snowball Makers, Throwers and More
Because you can’t have snow and not make a snowball or two. These toys make it easier to create and throw tons of snowballs in a short amount of time.
5. Snowball Making Kit
This Snowball Making Kit has everything a kid needs for making snowballs as well as other snow-building molds. They can use the brick mold to build a wall to hide behind and have a truly epic snowball battle with friends.
6. Snowball Throwers
These Snowball Throwers are designed so that kids can easily make and launch their snowballs all in one go! I love that it comes with two launchers.
7. Cute 11″ Tall Snowman Maker
Make an army of snowmen to guard your post and intimidate your enemies with the help of this Cute 11″ Tall Snowman Maker.
8. Snowball Maker with Snowball Launcher Gun
This Snowball Maker with Snowball Launcher Gun is a fun kit to have for some epic snowball fights this winter.
Cool Sleds and Other Ride-Ons
Nothing beats the thrill of racing down a hill with the biting wind against your face. If you’re lucky enough to have a great sledding hill nearby, then check out these awesome sleds, toboggans, and snow scooters.
Best Sleds for Toddlers
9. Toddler Pull Sled
Babies and toddlers can sit back and safely enjoy the ride on this durable plastic Toddler Pull Sled. It has an extra high back and adjustable safety strap to provide support for young children.
10. Kids Wooden Pull Sled with Cushion
This Kids Wooden Pull Sled with Cushion is probably the only sled on this list that can be passed down for generations. It’s well-built, beautiful, and perfectly sized for toddlers. When they’ve outgrown it, it also makes a great Christmas decoration to pull out every Christmas until the grandkids arrive!
Best Sleds for 4 and Up
11. Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan
This Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan gets great reviews for being fast and durable. I also love that it has room for two, so Mom or Dad can ride with smaller kids who aren’t ready to go it alone.
12. Stiga GT Supreme Snow Racer
This Stiga GT Supreme Snow Racer is your kids’ new favorite sled. It’s a Swedish-made, three-ski steerable sled that will have the kids racing downhill all day long.
13. Foam Saucer Disc Sled
This Foam Saucer Disc Sled is a one-person sled. The kids will feel more secure with this than other plastic saucers because of the built-in handles plus it has a foam padded base for comfort.
14. Geospace Original Ski Skooter
This Geospace Original Ski Skooter is such a cool new ride-on for the snow. It’s basically a scooter that kids can ride downhill on and even do tricks! Get this if your kids have their eyes on the snowboards but aren’t quite ready yet. It’s great for learning to balance while going downhill.
15. Inflatable Snow Tube
This fantastic Inflatable Snow Tube is nice and big and built to last. I know my kids will have a blast with this one!
16. Snow Sled with Handle
This Snow Sled ride-on is designed to go fast while allowing you to steer. Some reviews mentioned there’s a bit of a learning curve to get the hang of them, but it is enjoyed by both kids and adults.
17. Gizmo Riders Snow Sled for Kids
This Gizmo Riders Snow Sled for Kids is pricey, but loads of fun and totally worth it if you live in colder climates where it will get a lot of use. It’s designed like a bobsled, has a steering mechanism, and is made for kids ages 3 and up. Plus, it can fit two passengers!
DIY Snow Toys You Can Make Yourself
Enjoy DIY? Get creative and make your own fun snow toys with these easy tutorials.
18. Paint The Snow
Create your own colorful snow dye with some powder paints and small plastic squirt bottles and Paint The Snow. Check out this fun tutorial for details.
Learn more: The Resourceful Mama
19. Duct Tape Sleds
I love these cool-looking Duct Tape Sleds. See this tutorial on how to make them using some duct tape and a cardboard box. I bet they’re fast!
Learn more: Artzy Creations
20. DIY Pole Snowball Launcher
If you have a dog, chances are you already have a ball launcher made for tennis balls that you can also use for snowballs. If not, check out this DIY Pole Snowball Launcher tutorial to make one.
Learn more: Instructables
More Ideas for DIY Snow Toys
- Repurpose your beach toys to use in the snow (not *technically* a DIY, but use items you already have at home)
- Make a sled using the lid of a large bin (we’ve done this in a pinch in previous years!)
We don’t get many snow days here in North Carolina. But, when we do, it’s a BIG DEAL, lol. Really. Everything closes down, and you can pretty much just plan on being home for a few days until it melts and the roads are cleared.
It also means we try to make the most of the snow days when they happen and have a lot of fun out in the snow. There are so many fun things to do on a snow day, and quite frankly you don’t need many extra toys. The most important thing is to get out there with the kids and have fun together!