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12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids


This time of year can feel like cabin fever galore. You end up stuck inside for who knows how long especially when it comes to the kiddos and this New England weather. Plus with A and his ADHD, it can be so crazy.  That’s why we are always aiming for 12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids.

I had no idea that four and five years old would be worse than being a threenager or even four years old? The tude I get in some instances is like “whoa hold up”. Then I remember mixing that with his ADHD can mean a whole mess of emotions. Which is why I’m all for diverting his attention. That’s why I’m sharing some great Winter activities to do with the kiddos during the Winter.

12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids

12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids snow tubing pin

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1. Snow Tubing

2. Visit Legoland Discovery Center

We love visiting our local center . Now The Lego Movie II is out they even have a whole exhibit dedicated to the movie.

3. Play out in the snow

Our first snowfall at the new house was the best. had a blast playing outdoors in the snow. 12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids snow pin

4. Dinosaur sensory bin

5. Bake together

6. Go sledding

7. Visit the Ice Castles

We loved visiting the Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH. Read all about our trip HERE

8. Go see a matinee

Now that A is on school vacation this week we can go see The Lego Movie 2.

9. Craft time

With and his ADHD it can be impossible to have craft time some days. When he walks up to me and says, mom, I want to make a craft I am all for it. 12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids craft pin

10. Face Masks

Face masks are my favorite part of any day. They now even make great ones that you enjoy with the kiddos or you can DIY it. My two favorite ones for the kiddos are THIS  and THIS.

11. Make a car out of an old big box

12. Go ice skating

We love doing all of these. If not he gets a bit stir crazy which makes me crazy. What’s one of the best Winter activities you love to do with your kiddos?

12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids pin


  1. February 19, 2019 / 8:40 AM

    My daughter Chloe is 9. She has never been sledding or snowtubing. We live in Michigan and get a lot of snow. Thanks for the suggestions!
    She is a big fan of craft time. We will have to bust out the craft supplies this weekend!

    • Jalisa
      February 19, 2019 / 8:50 PM

      yes most definitely. We’re suppose to get another huge snowstorm the end of the week.

  2. February 19, 2019 / 11:00 AM

    Fun ideas! My nieces and nephew all LOVE the snow.


  3. February 19, 2019 / 9:55 PM

    Great suggestions that most kids would love! Most of my kids loved playing in the snow, but my daughter didn’t really like it. But she went skiing this winter and loved it. We used to have movie nights and pull out the sofa bed to watch the movie. We made snacks and turned it into a big event, I think it was a family favorite. I think one of the keys for ADHD kids is the freedom to move around, so all of these things seem to fit the bill. I like how you’re up for crafts when he is, but never try to push him into it.

  4. Bailey
    February 20, 2019 / 8:44 AM

    I love the ideas! Repurposing stuff (like big boxes) it’s such a good way to help kids express creativity and work out the wiggles in the winter!

  5. February 20, 2019 / 11:32 AM

    great ideas! luckily it doesnt snow here but we still have yucky days

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