The Best Snow Toys for 2-Year-Olds

Last Updated on February 18, 2022 by admin

The conundrum about giving snow toys as gifts, at least for most people in the world, is that the odds of it actually being snowing on a kid’s birthday or Christmas is pretty low. So giving a snow toy as a gift can feel less exciting than something that can be played with immediately. But the fact is that kids only need a few sturdy tools to have hours of fun in the snow, and they can use these tools again and again as they grow up. That makes them a great gift over time. Here are just a few great options for snow toys for 2-year-olds.

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Flexible Flyer

Your 2-year-old isn’t too young to get use out of a toboggan-style sled — as long as you’er willing to pull them or sit behind them. Pulling toddlers around the yard or the park can be a great workout for parents. It’s also a fun way for toddlers to enjoy the snow even if they aren’t big fans of touching it yet. You can opt for a basic model like the one shown, which will get years of use (like ours has), or you can try one of the models that was designed to help younger toddlers sit up comfortably as you pull them around.


Matty’s Toy Stop 28″ Heavy Duty Snow Shovels, $30

Younger 2-year-olds might struggle with the taller kids’ snow shovels, most of which were designed to for use for kids’ ages 3 and up. But as soon as your favorite toddler is tall or coordinated enough, a snow shovel gift is a no-brainer and will get years of use in any climate where there’s occasional snowfall.

My kids also regularly use these types of shovels, even now at ages 6 and 9, to transport leaves from their raked-up piles to the wheelbarrow. These shovels can be handy, lightweight alternatives to heavier show shovels even for adults to occasionally use.

Snow Gear

Snow Stopper Gloves, $20

As a middle class parent, I have been a little stressed out each winter at how much money I have to spend on gear to get my kid comfortable for outdoor play. Toddlers grow out of clothes quickly, so it can be rough justifying the expense.

So, if you’re looking for a gift that’s a little fun but also useful, a pair of snow mittens or a warm hat can be a good buy. Other snow gear gift options include waterproof boots (which can also be exciting for the toddler to open) or a snowsuit.

A Bucket / Outdoor Sand Toys

This Green Toys sand set is about $22 on Amazon.

Any sturdy pail and shovel will get tons of use throughout a childhood — not just for snow, but also for sand, water, pebbles and other nature treasures.

If you’re in the market for a shovel, you could try Green Toys. It’s a brand that produces really durable plastic toys from recycled milk jugs. You can even put these toys in the dishwasher when they need a good wash.