Olfa is the founder of MyKidsGuide where she loves sharing party games for kids as well as easy crafts. Here are favourite picks for winter party games for kids.


With tons of holiday events, parties and extravaganzas around the corner, it is time to start thinking about some fun Winter Party Games For School Aged Kids. Whether you are throwing a party in your home for your kid’s friends, or you are on the PTO and helping to organize class parties – this is the time to shine. Pull together some great and fun classic and new games to entertain the kids while having fun indoors.

Scavenger Hunt: This classic party game and event is perfect for wintertime fun. Give kids a bag to put their finds in, a list and let them loose in your yard, neighborhood and home to see what they can scavenge.

Erupting Snow: This is a fun way to get their hands dirty and have fun together. Get several boxes of baking soda and pour into a shallow dish. Mix in just enough water for the baking soda to start sticking together to form a dough. Have kids get their hands in the mix and form “snowballs” with this fun dough. You can add in things like glitter and food coloring if desired. Once all of the snowballs have been made, pass the kids each a small squirt bottle with plain white vinegar. Watch as they pour vinegar onto their snowballs for the reaction to happen and the snow erupt. Tons of fun and great for “playing in the snow” winter parties.

Build An Igloo: Give each child a mixed bag of large and small marshmallows, toothpicks and a tube of plain white icing. Have them compete with each other to build a fun edible igloo. You can add in other fun candies to make it similar to a gingerbread house competition as well, if desired. Have them do this on a simply paper plate, or piece of cardboard that has been covered in foil or wax paper for easy cleanup.

Match The Mitten Hunt: Grab several pairs of inexpensive mittens or gloves. One pair for each player, plus a few extras. Before guests arrive, hide those mittens all around the house. Separate and hide different colors in different places. This is a game of matching mittens into sets. Getting as many different colors as possible is best. Hide the different mittens for each set in crazy places where kids have to dig and hunt to find a proper match is tons of fun for them and you.

This winter throw a great party for your kids and use these fun winter party games! You’ll have a blast watching them search and find new things, create fun science projects and tear down an igloo they just built to eat!


  1. massholemommy says

    Scavenger hunts always go over big with my boys. I could set one up in the bathroom and they'd probably be happy lol.

  2. jaimemckee says

    These games look really fun. My son is only 3, but would totally dig matching the mittens. And even building an igloo with marshmallows!

  3. Great ideas I will have to try some next snow day…….hope that is not soon!!!! lol

  4. So many fun game ideas. Love the 'match the mittens' game…good times!

  5. Wow they sound really fun! We’ve never played games or had a party in the winter but if we did these would be great. I wouldn’t have a clue what to do!

  6. You came up with some super ideas, and I really love the mitten hunt. That's so perfect for where I'm from, Michigan!
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  7. Those games look so much fun! Can't wait to try them!

  8. The Match the Mitten hunt sounds like a lot of fun. These are great ideas for indoor recess at school, too.
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  9. Fantastic ideas. The erupting snow is great.

  10. brandyellen says

    This is great, I am such a hermit in the winter and need more game ideas. Maybe I should do a kid party this Winter to liven up the gloom of cold, snow!

  11. Whenever I want to play games, my mind draws a blank. Thank goodness for sites like yours that have wonderful suggestions.

  12. It can be hard to find ways to keep the kids entertained when the weather turns cold. I like the igloo idea. My kids would have enjoyed that.

  13. I think I am one of the party planners for my son's holiday party this year. Thanks for the great tips. I will have to use them.
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  14. What great ideas! I'm so not ready for winter, but this is a good start!

  15. Building with marshmallows is a good idea. I like the idea of the igloo.
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  16. Building an igloo would definitely be fun! I'll have to add that to our winter party list
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  17. Match the mitten sounds like fun. Dont forget to make snow ice cream!

  18. thechattymomma says

    I'm sure my kids would love to build an igloo. That sounds like a lot of fun.
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  19. Fun winter party games ideas! We love to do scavenger hunts here year round.
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  20. I love the variety of activities! That snow is so neat!

  21. Perfect timing! We actually got our first measurable snow today and are in need of stuff to do!
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  22. mistywright271471215 says

    These all sound like really fun games. I bet my daughter would love all of them.
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  23. That edible igloo looks like so much fun! I love the idea of giving kids fun stuff to do especially when it gets so cold outside! And then they can eat it too! Great idea!
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  24. springmount6pack says

    My daughter has a birthday in the winter and I am always trying to find party ideas for her.
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  25. What fun games! I definitely am going to be trying a few!

  26. Thanks for this informative site. Where else could I get that type of information


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