16 Fun Winter activities to do when its cold
Brrr! Winter is such a tough season for me. I used to LOVE it, but to be honest, once you have kids that can’t play outside because of how cold it is, winter gets tough! And because the cold is coming soon I wanted to make a list of things to keep my kids occupied while indoors (but still allow for a ton of outdoor play) and share it with you all!
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Fun Winter Activities!
So I have found that the DIY part of sock puppets can take a good while to do. And the playing of them afterwards last a long time. So if you are trying to keep your kids occupied for a longer period, this is the activity for you!
Build a Snow Man
So this is just pointing out the obvious but what kid doesn’t have memories of building at least one snow man in their childhood.
Make a Christmas chain
Counting down the days of Christmas can get a toddler confused as to when it really is. A Christmas chain is so much fun and as a bonus it makes your home look festive!
Make paper snowflakes
These also make your house look so fun for winter. you can hang them from the ceiling or place them on your windows. Its an easy craft for kids, but be sure to supervise while they are using scissors.
This is something that should go on forever!
Got to get the sledding in, we always go to a tire store and buy their inner-tubes, makes for awesome sleds!
Make you own hot cocoa
Hot Cocoa is delicious but how fun would it be to make different varieties with the kids.
Make a quilt
Weather its a gift or for yourselves try making a quilt with the kids. They might have fun picking out material and seeing it come to pass.
Go for a drive and see the lights
You can either pay to see a park up in lights or you can drive around and see who can find the most creative lighted house!
You can buy the kits for these or you can buy graham crackers and all the fixings, kids love this activity!
Shovel the driveway
This hits a few birds with one stone. You can ask the older kids to race and see who can get the most driveways in the neighborhood shoveled within a certain time period. Take the winner out to a movie ( or all of the participants since its hard work.) This helps out a neighbor and gets your driveway shoveled and teaches the kids the gift of giving.
The kids love this one! It can be such a fun activity. Be sure to take pictures so you can savor the memory!
Building things other than a snow man in the snow can be an adventure all its own.
Playing cards and board games bring family together so well!
Teach the little ones how to wrap a gift.
Take the kids to a thrift shop and let them pick out an inexpensive book, then go home and snuggle up to read it. Afterwards let them give it as a gift to a friend.
Winter is an amazing season. It helps us to relearn the meaning of give.
What are some fun winter activities your family does?
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