*Six years ago, I was given the title “Outdoor Winter Carnival Activities” for publication on eHow. The article was originally published on May 11, 2010. Here is a short snippet of the article. Then, click the “read more” link to read the entire article on eHow.
Whether the climate provides real snow or not, outdoor winter carnival guests can still celebrate winter while participating in a variety of winter games. Some games can be played only outdoors, while others may be moved indoors if necessary. If possible, schedule a few activities indoors so that carnival guests can warm up.
Cut several holes into a flat piece of plywood. If real snow covers the ground, have carnival guests make snowballs and toss them into the holes. If real snow is not available, cover foam balls with glue and silver glitter to represent snowballs. Award successful players with candy or small plastic toys.
Outdoor winter carnival participants can make sock snowmen. Set up a craft table outside and provide the carnival guests with long, white socks, rubber bands, markers, and stuffing. Purchase bags of cotton balls or pillow stuffing from a craft supply store. Instruct the children to stuff the toe of the sock until it makes a ball about the size of their fist, then tie it off with a rubber band. Stuff the middle portion of the sock until it forms a ball and tie it off. Do the same thing with the third section. Instruct participants to use the markers to draw the eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons. [Read more here on eHow.]