Super Fun Snow Toys

Speed downhill or stockpile snowballs with these cool snow toys for cold days.

Kids can't resist snow! It's the perfect reason to get outside and play, and snow toys keep kids busy and active despite the chill. The right toys make the white stuff more wonderful, so be prepared for wintry weather with these toys and the right winter gear. Then bundle up and enjoy!

Even grownups can get in on the fun of this cool little sled. It's small, light (3.5 pounds) and easy to carry uphill, but still gives great speed. Hang on to the steering stick to really control the ride. To stop, sledders can either drag their heels in the snow or simply lean back so the edge of the sled catches in the snow. For ages 6 and up (up to 250 pounds).

This snow sled has a fully functioning steering wheel and three ski-style runners that really allow it to twist, turn, and speed down a hill. It also comes with a brake and is surprisingly lightweight (important when kids are dragging it back up the sledding hill). It's recommended for kids ages 4 and up. 

This cute kit offers tools, molds, and a spray bottle to help kids think beyond the snowman and create tons of cool creatures. The kit includes weatherproof instructions to help kids build a robot, bunny, castle, penguin, dinosaur, and polar bear. And of course, they can use their imagination to create other sculptures too!

Sportsstuff Gizmo snowmobile sled
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Whiz down the sledding hill on these cool inflatables. They're made of heavy-duty PVC and feature grab handles and extreme-sports styling (faux snowmobile anyone?).

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Keep hands (just a little) less wet and snowy with the tong-style snowball maker, which lets kids quickly create a stash of projectiles. (Also pictured: a brick-shaped mold, so kids can make perfect blocks for snow forts and other structures.)

This cool scooter works on snow, grass, even carpet—any smooth surface. It operates just like a regular push scooter, with one foot pushing off the ground and the other balancing on the deck. Use the handle to help with balance and steering. This fold-up scooter can hold kids and adults up to 220 pounds.

Perk up your snowman with a glow-in-the dark hat, carrot, and buttons, plus add color with special snow markers. It's dark so early in wintertime, your snowman needs these luminescent accessories!

Don't let sand toys languish inside all winter. They make great snow toys too! Castle-building sets, with molds, buckets, and a shovel, are ideal. But any sand toys or molds you have in stock will do the job.

Snowshoeing is super easy for kids to pick up and lets them walk farther than they could in just boots. Plus it's lots of fun to make tracks wherever you go. If you'll be using them often, invest in good quality snowshoes (around $50). For just marching around your yard or park, check out Barefoot Trax and Monsta Trax, which let your kids leave funny footprints behind.

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