These epic snow toys will have the kids sledding, building, and begging to go play in the snow. See our four top picks and read all of our finds for the best toys for the snow.
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- 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 kids 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: Railz Original Snow Sled Ski Scooter 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.
Snow days are some of the best experiences for kids and are full of the type of fun that kids remember their whole 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, I went searching for some fun toys to have at home for the rest of the winter.
Here are my picks for the best snow toys to have on hand this winter:
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 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).
Snow Fort Building Kit
This kit from Flexible Flyer has a variety of shapes and sizes so kids can get creative for hours of fun making forts and castles.
Sno Brick Maker for Igloos
This is one of our top picks because it’s so affordable and really 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.
Snow Coloring Tablets
Dissolve these colorful tablets into water and use spray bottles to color the snow! All ages, from toddlers and up, will love this.
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 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.
Snowball Making Kit
This 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.
These are designed so that kids can easily make and launch their snowballs all in one go! I love that it comes with two launchers.
Cool Sleds and Other Ride-Ons
Nothing beats the thrill of racing down a hill with the biting wind against you 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
Flexible Flyer Baby Pull Sled Toddler Toboggan
Babies and toddlers can sit back and enjoy the ride on this durable plastic pull-sled.
Kids Wooden Pull Sled with Cushion
This sled 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
Slippery Racer Downhill Xtreme Toboggan
This 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.
Stiga GT Supreme Snow Racer
This 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.
Lucky Bums Saucer Sled
This classic saucer is a one-person sled. The kids will feel more secure with this than other plastic saucers because of the built-in handles.
Railz Original Snow Sled Ski Scooter
This is such a cool new ride-on for the snow. It’s basically a scooter with skis that kids can ride downhill on and even do tricks! The company also sells a kit to turn the scooter you already own into a snow scooter.
Airhead Scoot Youth Snow Scooter
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.
Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge Snow Sled
This ride-on is designed to go fast while allowing you to steer. Some reviews mentioned there’s a bit of learning curve to get the hang of them, but it is enjoyed by both kids and adults.
Gizmo Riders Stratos Snow Sled for Kids
This sled 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 Easily Make Yourself
- Make your own colorful snow dye with Kool-Aid and small plastic squirt bottles.
- Use cardboard to make a DIY version of these monster tracks shoes. The won’t last forever, but you can remake them whenever you have more snow!
- Repurpose your beach toys to use in the snow (not *technically* a DIY, but uses items you already have at home)
- 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 homemade ball launcher from Instructables.
- 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!
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- 25 Snow Day Activities (coming soon)