Let’s be honest; there’s nothing worse than having the kids cooped up indoors.
Just because it’s snowing doesn’t mean they can’t be outside sledding, building a snowman, having snowball fights, or building snow forts.
We have a lot of experience with kids and snow (too much, really!). So we’ve spent our fair share of time researching and testing a wide range of snow toys to keep our kids happy, healthy, and outdoors in the winter.
In this article, we’ll share our top picks for the best snow toys for kids and discuss how to keep your little snow angels safe when they’re out in the cold.
- Long handle
- Easy to use
- Easy to steer
- Large sled size
- Holds up to 250 lbs
- Includes 2-piece mold
- Creates penguin in seconds
- Makes 11 inch tall creations
- Anti-skid vinyl seat
- Lightweight & compact
- Highly maneuverable
- High double-slat backrest
- Comes fully assembled
- Well built
- Heavy duty
- Flexible slick-coated plastic
- Accommodates 1-2 riders
- Adjustable-height handle
- Super-tough material
- 3-mode LED light
- Easy to clean
- Easy-to-follow instructions
- High-quality material
- Sturdy handles
- Fast inflation & deflation valve
- 16-piece kit
The Best Kids Snow Toys of 2023
Here are 15 great snow toys to consider.
1. Hey! Play! Snowball Maker
Fun for All Ages
Pile up a stack of perfect snowballs with this easy-to-use tool from Hey Play. Just open the handles, scoop the snow, and close — voila, a lovely round snowball. Your kids will be the envy of their friends during snowball fights.
These come in a pack of two in bright colors of blue and red.
2. Flexible Flyer Metal Runner Sled
Best Wooden Sled
This steel and wood kids snow sled is good for young and old. Suitable for ages 5 years and up, it can hold up to 250 pounds — ideal for sledding down the slopes with your kids in tow.
It’s steerable with your hands if you’re lying down or your feet if you’re sitting up, so you can curve your way around other sledders. It also comes fully assembled. All you have to do is unbox it, and you’re ready to go.
3. Ideal SNO Toys SNO-Buddy Penguin
Best Snow Sculpting Toy For Kids
What kid doesn’t love a penguin? This snow mold will let you build your own colony of penguins in the snow. Fill each half of the mold with snow, close it, stand it up, open it again, and a cute penguin emerges.
This is suitable for kids ages 5 and over and makes a fun alternative to building snowmen. They can recreate the “Happy Feet” cast and direct their own movie.
4. Zipfy Freestyle Luge Snow Sled
Fastest Snow Flyer
This luge-style snow sled will have your kids whizzing down the slopes in true Olympic style. Available in nine different colors, it only weighs 3.5 pounds and is suitable for kids ages 5 and over.
Race through turns by leaning into them using the handle to steer. An anti-slip vinyl seat makes it comfortable, while decals let you personalize the sled.
5. Flexible Flyer Baby Pull Sled
Favorite Toddler Sled
Little kids also love being out in the snow. This sled will let your toddlers (ages 18 months to 4 years) sit in style while you tow them along with the included rope.
It has a high double backrest, and the elevated seat position will keep them dry. Just make sure your little one holds on tight, as there’s no strap to hold them in.
6. Slippery Racer Downhill Sprinter Sled
Simplest Sled Design
This flexible plastic sled is suitable for kids ages 4 and over. It’s lightweight and has a rope attached, making towing it back uphill a breeze. It also has a cold-resistant “IceVex” treatment to keep kids warmer for longer.
It’s available in four bright colors: red, blue, pink, or green, so your little ones will be easy to spot as they speed down the slopes.
7. GeoSpace Ski Skooter
Best Standing Sled
Snowboarding is made simple with this scooter for kids ages 6 and over. It will work on flat surfaces or slopes. They can even use it on grass or sand, which is good if you live in areas where kids want snow-style fun but don’t get much snow.
It has LED lights on the front, so your kids can easily be seen when visibility or light isn’t so good. And the non-skid platform helps with stability in the feet.
8. Chameleon Colors Paint Snowman Kit
Best for Budding Artists
Who says your snowman has to look like everyone else’s? With this kit, you can paint your own multicolored snowman. It comes with four colors: black, yellow, red, and blue. You can mix the colors together, make beautiful designs, and spruce up your snowman. The paint doesn’t melt into the snow, either!
9. GoFloats Winter Snow Tube
Best Snow Tube Sled for Kids
Snow tubes are great fun for kids, big and small. They’re inflatable and lightweight, and this one is no exception. Made from a thick 0.6 mm raft-grade material, it has sturdy handles to hold onto as you skim over the snow.
As snow tubes give less control than most sleds, don’t forget the safety helmet, knee pads, and all-important adult supervision. Also, don’t let kids under 6 years old sled on it.
10. Evelots Snowman Kit
Best Snowman Kit
Building a snowman is fun for all the family. This kit is suitable for kids ages 5 and over and will ensure you have the best-dressed snowman in the neighborhood. You can choose to buy either one or two kits.
It contains 16 pieces to bring your snowman to life, including a top hat and scarf, a carrot nose, eyes, buttons, and a smile. All pieces have long prongs to ensure they stay in place — until the snow melts, that is!
11. Flexible Flyer Snow Block Mold
Most Affordable Kids Snow Toy
Let your budding builders create snow bricks and build their own snow fort, igloo, or whatever else you fancy. This single mold has non-toxic finishes, making them safe for kids aged 3 and over.
We love that these can be used to make snow bricks in the winter and then sand bricks in the summer — an ideal year-round toy at a terrific price point.
12. Ideal Sno Toys Sno-Art Kit
Best Snow Art Set
Kids love to draw — not only on paper but also on your walls. We’re taking art to the next level, this time on snow!
This product from Ideal comes with three snow markers in red, blue, and green. It also includes two snow molds. Let your kids express their creativity outdoors!
13. Gpeng Snowshoes
Best Snowshoes for Kids
Going for a walk on a snowy day can be slippery and treacherous. Help your little ones keep their footing with these snowshoes. It has a metal plate with spikes to help keep kids stable.
The binding is an easy step fastening, and there’s a heel grip to keep feet in place. Choose from a wide selection of colors and sizes to fit family members weighing 30 pounds to 250 pounds.
14. Back Bay Play Snow & Sand Molds
Best Multi-Season Toy
This molding kit is suitable for both snow and sand. It comes with four shaped molds, including rectangle, flat, round, and pointed top — everything you need to build your very own snow castle!
We especially like that these durable items are made to last a lifetime, unlike many other plastic molding toys. They are made in the U.S. and are suitable for kids ages 3 years and over.
15. SnowFun Indoor Snowballs
Best Indoor Snow Toy for Kids
Maybe you live somewhere that rarely, if ever, sees snow. We don’t want your kids to miss out, so these indoor snowballs mean you can also join in the fun.
Suitable for kids ages 3 and over, these soft “snowballs” can be played with any time and anywhere. They leave no mess or slush and can be machine washed and dried on a low setting in the dryer.
Tips for Safe Snow Play
Here are some tips to keep your kids warm and safe during snow play.