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Everything You Need for the Ultimate Snow Day

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An Avalanche of Fun

It's easy to command a kiddo to go outside and play, but if that command coincides with snowfall, they'll be a lot more likely to do so without complaint if they have some cool toys that make snow more fun and less frigid white stuff that makes their fingers and toes ache. From snowball makers and launchers to creative building toys and unique sledding options, here are some products to keep kids having fun in the snow this season.

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15-Piece Snowball Maker Toys Set
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15-Piece Snowball Maker Toys Set

$52
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There are plenty of smaller snowball-making products on the market, but if you want a set they won't quickly get bored with, this one fits the bill. It includes a shovel, pail, and options for making snowballs of varying sizes and shapes.

Flexible Flyer Snow Fort Building Block
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Flexible Flyer Snow Fort Building Block

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If the snowballs are gonna fly, a snow fort is a necessary structure for dodging them as well as having a spot from which to launch a counter-attack. This 10-by-7-by-5-inch mold will help get those defensive measures up more quickly. 

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Color My Worlds Snow Coloring Kit
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Color My Worlds Snow Coloring Kit

$20
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Not all kids like to pelt the snow around — some merely see it as yet another artistic medium. For those gentler creative souls, there's this gift set, which includes spray bottles and color pellets to turn any frozen canvas into a work of art. 

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Starlux Games' Vikings of The Northern Lights
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Starlux Games' Vikings of The Northern Lights

$35
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This game doesn't have to be played in the snow, but with glowing gems meant to be found and protected in a team-focused game that's part capture the flag and part freeze tag, we think the idea of playing in the white stuff makes it all the more exciting.

 Sled Legs Wearable Snow Sleds
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Sled Legs Wearable Snow Sleds

$55
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Tired of the same old sledding options? Get a pair of these in green or blue and hit the sled runs. Users say that sliding around in these uses a lot more energy than regular sledding. 

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Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker
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Snowball maker
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Airhead 4-in-1 Winter Snowball Fight Kit

$30
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Get creatively tactical with your snowball battles with this quadruple-set of toys that includes a snowball maker, launcher, cannon, and slingshot.

Airhead Monsta Trax Kids Snowshoes
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Kids Cross Country Ski Package
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Kids Cross Country Ski Package

$150 (plus shipping)
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Few winter sports are as energy-consuming as cross country skiing. If you've got a beginner who could use some exercise or needs to burn off some wiggles, this well-reviewed set will set them on their way to some cold-weather calm.

Airhead Shred Snow Skate
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Airhead Shred Snow Skate

$30
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This 28-by-9-inch skateboard-like toy will have your little shredder tackling sled runs and packed snow expanses with exuberance.

Sno-Storm Snow Battle Set
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Sno-Storm Snow Battle Set

$64
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This product makes for a super versatile set of snow toys. The discs can be used as sleds, but they can also be used as shields in a snowball fight, and it comes with two snowball makers, too.

Snowboogie Wham-O Wooden Kids Snowboard
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NarutoSak Penguin Snow Mold

$9
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Make an army of penguins to guard your snow fort or just adorn your yard in cuteness with one or more of these fun molds.

Colovis 16-Piece Snowman Decorating Kit
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Funboy Inflatable Retro Plaid Toboggan
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Funboy Inflatable Retro Plaid Toboggan

$59
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Sure, this can be used for sledding, but with a tow rope, it can also be used to pull a sibling around on the snow or just for launching yourself into the white stuff without too brutal of an impact. It also comes in a few other options if retro styling isn't your thing.

Smart Planet Hot Chocolate Maker
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Smart Planet Hot Chocolate Maker

$25
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Because, at the end of any fun-in-the-snow session, everyone needs a cup of warm chocolatey stuff to help them shake off their chill. This makes one to two generous servings, stays warm for hours, and gets great reviews. (The grown-ups can test these Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipes for a Chilly Winter Night.)