Easy Winter Activities for Kids

Late Bloomers

In the late bloomers easy winter activity, kids can find flowers, berries, and leaves for a beautiful winter bouquet. All you'll need are local "late bloomer" plants in this easy activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Field guide to plants

How to Find Late Bloomers:

Most people think flowers only grow in the spring and summer, but there are several hardy winter-blooming plants.

For example, a flower called the Christmas rose blooms in December and stays colorful all the way to early spring. And as long as they get some sunlight, pansies and violas will bloom in cold climates.

See if you can find some winter blooms in your neighborhood. Also look for plants that make bright-colored berries in the winter.

Depending on where you live, you might find the berry-bearing bushes listed here. All are evergreen, which means their leaves stay green in winter. The berries may be red, orange, yellow, purple, or white. (Never eat the berries. They may be poisonous.)

Use a field guide to plants to help you identify more flowers and plants for your winter bouquet.

Here are some of the plants you might find:

  • Christmas rose (Helleborus)
  • Barberry (Berberis)
  • Erysimum
  • Euonymus
  • Pansy
  • Holly (Ilex)
  • Polyanthus
  • Nandina
  • Viola
  • Pyracantha

If green thumbs need more satisfaction, grow your own flowers in the next easy winter activity.

For more indoor fun during winter, see: