10 Fun Winter Activities Kids Can Do Even With a Broken Bone

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One of the many dangers of winter is the increased risk of broken bones. Falls on ice and winter sports accidents are all too common, and a broken bone can put a damper on any child’s winter fun. They have to miss out on sledding, skating, and all the other fun activities that come with the season. But, there are still plenty of winter activities that kids can enjoy even with a broken bone! In this blog post, we share a few ideas that kids can do in winter with a broken bone. 

1. Snow Painting

All you need is some water and food coloring. Put the colors in squeeze bottles and let your child go to town on a snowbank or in the backyard. They will love creating colorful masterpieces in the snow. 

2. Build a Snowman or a Snow Fort 

One of the best things about snow is that it’s easy to build things with it. So whether you’re looking to build a snowman or an entire fort, all you need is some snow, some basic supplies, and a little bit of creativity. For a snowman, use whatever you have on hand to give him a face and some personality. If you want to build a fort, start by packing some snow into bricks. Once your fort is built, invite your friends over to enjoy hot cocoa or toasted marshmallows inside.

3. Make Snow Angels

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To make a snow angel, have your child lie on their back in the snow and then move their arms up and down and their legs from side to side, creating an angel shape in the snow. Once they’re done, they can decorate their snow angel with sticks for the arms and legs, rocks or shells for the eyes, and pieces of fabric or ribbon for the wings. This activity is not only fun, but it’s also a great way for your child to express their creativity.

4. Get Pulled on a Sled

Winter can be a tough time for kids who have to stay indoors because of a broken bone. But there are still plenty of fun winter activities they can do - like getting pulled on a sled. All they need is someone with a strong back and a soft heart, and they're good to go. Sledding is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, both of which are essential for healing. And it's also a lot of fun! So if your child is stuck inside this winter, don't despair. There are still plenty of ways to keep them happy and healthy. Just buckle them onto a sled and let them enjoy the ride.

5. Paper Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes is a classic winter activity that kids can do even with a broken bone. All you need is some white construction paper and scissors. Simply fold the paper in half several times and then cut out shapes along the folded edge. Once you unfold the paper, you will have a beautiful snowflake to decorate your home.

Learn More: A Parents Guide for When Your Child Breaks Their Wrist

6. Hot Chocolate Bar

A hot chocolate bar is another great activity for kids with broken bones. Set out all of the ingredients for hot chocolate, as well as some fun toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, and chocolate chips. Let the kids make their own hot chocolate creations.

7. Make Homemade Holiday Cards 

Making homemade holiday cards is a great activity for kids of all ages. It's a fun way to be creative and show your friends and family how much you care about them. Even if your child has a broken bone, they can still make homemade holiday cards by using construction paper, markers, glue, and glitter.

8. Hang Holiday Decorations

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One of the most fun winter activities kids can do, even with a broken bone, is decorating the home, including the Christmas tree. Even if they can't go outside and play in the snow, they can still have a blast hanging ornaments, lighting candles, and string lights. This activity is also great for kids who are feeling frustrated if they can't participate in other holiday activities like sledding or ice skating. Decorating around the house will help them feel involved and festive.

9. Indoor Snowball Fight 

When it's too cold outside and you can't go out to play, it can be hard to keep the kids entertained. However, there are still plenty of fun winter activities that can be enjoyed indoors. One great option is an indoor snowball fight. All you need are some white socks and a little imagination. Once the "snowballs" are made, simply have the kids take turns throwing them at each other. It's a great way to let off some energy and have a blast while doing it. 

10. Action Figure Bowling 

Action figure bowling is a fun way to pass the time and keep your child's spirits up. Simply set up your child's favorite action figures and a lightweight ball in the living room and let your child bowl away. If you don't have any action figures, you can use empty bottles. This activity is sure to provide hours of entertainment for your little one. And, best of all, they can do this activity without you spending a dime.

Can You Go in the Snow With a Cast On?

With a traditional plaster or fiberglass cast, you have to be very careful to keep your cast dry. This can be difficult, especially if you live in an area with a lot of snowfall. However, with the new generation of orthopedic cast alternatives from Cast21, you don't have to worry about keeping your cast dry. The innovative design of the Cast21 allows you to get your cast wet without jeopardizing the integrity of the mold. So whether you're sledding down a hill or building a snowman, you can rest assured that your cast will not get ruined.

Learn More: Protect Your Cast From the Elements With a Cast Cover

Winter Fun Is Easier With Kids in a Cast21 Alternative

Winter can be a tough time for kids who have to wear a traditional orthopedic cast. Not only are they missing out on the fun of playing in the snow, but they also have to worry about their cast getting wet. The Cast21 orthopedic cast alternative is designed to provide the support and protection that kids need, while also being waterproof so it can get wet. This means that kids can finally enjoy winter activities without having to worry about their cast. Plus, the fun colors help to make the waterproof cast alternative an exciting accessory rather than a dreaded necessity. If your child has a broken arm, ask your doctor about Cast21 or contact us for more information. 

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