Outdoor Snow Day Activities in Queens

So it’s snowing. Now what?

Here are some games to play outside in the snow and the best parks in Queens to make a snowman. 

Fun Snow Games


Draw a huge Tic Tac board in the snow and have fun with
this classic game. Use crisscrossed sticks and pinecones as game pieces.

Frosty Toss

Have a snowball-throwing contest by seeing who can throw the farthest. Make a target by creating a bright circle in the snow with colored water in a squirt bottle.

Go Tubing

Beach toys aren’t just for the Beach. Inflate some summer pool toys and head over to the playground.

Perfect Parks for Snowman Making in Queens


Juniper Valley Park – 78th St & Juniper Valley North

On Monday December 27th 2010 from 11am – 3pm the New York Parks Department will be hosting free snow games, snow angel contests, sledding, music and FREE HOT CHOCOLATE! Yeah! bundle up and go!

Kissena Park- Oak Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike

Kissena Park is an ideal location to both relax and participate in fun outdoor activities.

Forest ParkMyrtle Avenue, Union Turnpike, Park Lanes

With a “knob and kettle” terrain (a series of small hills) and 165 acres of trees, the park is great for Snowman making and sledding.

Cunningham Park- Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway

The fourth-largest park in Queens, Cunningham stretches itself this way and that up Francis Lewis Boulevard and a bit along Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows and Hollis Hills.

Astoria Park- Astoria Park South, 21 Street, Hoyt Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard, East River

With snowy views of Manhattan and not so steep hills, Astoria Park is a popular place to enjoy some snowy fun.

What you will need to make the perfect Snowman

The arms (sticks)

the eyes (coal, oreos or buttons)

the nose (carrot)

You can give your snowman a candy-coated makeover with licorice, lollipops, and gummies instead of twigs and pinecones

a scarf or hat