Winter is such a beautiful time of year. And what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than by bringing it inside!
The home can look a little bare and empty after all the Holiday decorations are put away. But with some cool winter decoration ideas you can make the rooms sparkle. Add some games, books and a craft center and your kids will love the Winter Wonderland play area!
And don’t forget about yourself… there will be some ideas for moms to do too.
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Winter Wonderland Decorations
Tulle Pom Poms and Sparkly Ribbon
Make beautiful, simple winter decorations out of tulle. You could hang white and blue Tulle Pom Poms from the ceiling along with wide sparkly, glittery ribbon. You can find a very easy tulle pom pom tutorial at The Melrose Family.
Or buy your Tulle Pom Poms from here.
Make some paper snowflakes with the kids and put them on the window. Place some “snow” on shelves and the window ledge to give a nice wintery look to the room.
White Garland and White Lights
Use white garland and white Christmas lights to frame the doorways or windows.
Place Snowman Decorations all around the room.
Winter Wonderland Game Center
The kids will have hours of winter fun with these winter game ideas!
Snowman Bowling Game
I love this game idea From ABCs to ACTs! So simple yet so creative! And looks like something kids would really like. You could make these cute snowmen with your kids and once done place it in the Winter Game Ideas Center.
Winter Board Games
Check out these awesome Winter Themed Board Games ! Fun board games for little kids and also teens.
Hockey Table Top Game
Another fun game for your Winter Wonderland Game Center: Hockey Table Top Game!
Winter Wonderland Craft Center
Get creative and make a craft center. It does not have to be a big one. A basket full of cute craft items will do. But in case you’d like to have some specific ideas for crafts let me present you with a few!
Cotton Ball Snowman
This winter craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect is super easy and fun for the little ones to make!
Paper Snow Globe
These Snow Globes from Crafty Morning are adorable! You won’t need a lot of materials to make these! I love the idea of using pom poms instead of paint brushes.
Mix n Match Stone Snowmen
I found this fantastic snowman craft idea at In the Playroom. All you need is rocks, paint and sharpies! The kids will have fun painting these snowmen and then playing with them.
Loving this beaded snowflake craft from Early Learning Ideas. So cute and easy! It is amazing what you can do with pipe cleaners and beads! Check out the tutorial for fun educational ideas to do with this craft!
Winter Wonderland Reading Nook
Comfy blankets, bean bag chairs, a little “snow fort” would make a wonderful little reading area. Fill a basket or shelf with winter themed books and curl up by a fireplace and read some books.
The Story of Snow. A great book about how snowflakes form and what kind of shapes they make. It also comes with tips for catching snow flakes.
A Loud Winter’s Nap is a cute winter themed book for preschoolers. It is a story about a Tortoise who wants to sleep through the winter but his friends would like to introduce him all to all the winter fun.
Winter is another sweet book for 3-5 year olds. The pages are full of fun pop up pictures for your little one to look at!
Ice Is Nice: All About the North and South Poles. Go on an adventure to the North and South Poles with Cat in the Hat! Your young children will love this winter book!
Winter Wonderland is For the Moms Too
I hope you will enjoy the Winter Wonderland as much as your kids! Perhaps you would like to include some items for yourself too.
1. Hot Cocoa/Coffee Station
Who wouldn’t enjoy a cup of warm cocoa or coffee while reading a book or watching a movie.
2. Books and Magazines