The snow seems as though it’s going to stick around for a while, and you’re running out of ideas to entertain the kids. They’ve already made a few snowmen, so what can they do next? All it takes is a bit of imagination to turn snow and cold weather into a fun ally.
Here's a bucket list of all the fun things do to during the winter months:
Build a snow castle — Try a new way to do snow sculpting. Get out the buckets, shovels, and all the sandbox tools you usually keep for summer. Build a miniature village or gargantuan castle. You can add a touch of color to the buildings by spraying them with a mixture of water and food coloring. The kids will have the time of their lives.
Hide and seek in the snow — Footprints in the snow are perfect for hunting and tracking. Will you be able to cover your tracks during a game of hide-and-seek with your kids?
Indoor treasure hunt — Organize a treasure hunt with steaming hot chocolate as the ultimate reward. Hide treasure indoors and leave clues throughout the house to find it.
Snow Olympics — Prepare some challenging activities for young and old alike. Compete in a snow angel competition, obstacle course, foot races, and long jump. Even the best runners in the group will be challenged by deep snow!
Have a Pajama Day — What kind of luxury would it be to spend all day in your pajamas?!? Put on your most comfy pair and lounge for a full 24-hours
Go sledding — You don’t need a mountain; find even a small hill and your kids will be thrilled. Get out the sleds and try to go further every time. Who will have the best technique?
Take a Cooking Class — You can always find a cooking class close to home. There’s nothing like learning tricks and techniques from the experts and bringing those skills home with you.
Camp out in the Family Room — How fun would it be for the whole family to have an evening camping in the living room? Move the furniture out of the way and set up a pop up tent right in the middle of the room. Then gather up you pillows, blankets, snacks, books and any other for activities you want to do while you are disconnected.
Do a Family Winter Photo Shoot — Any time you can get the entire family together it is a blessing, but a photo memory of the event is even better. Get bundled up and head outdoors - or even stay inside and get creative with poses.
Have a Game night — Invite some of your fun friends over and host the ultimate game night. Whether you want to host an adult game night with Cards Against Humanity or an evening of Monopoly with the kids, a good time will be had by all.
Do a Jigsaw Puzzle — Most of us haven’t done this since we were children. You don’t find too many opportunities where you can concentrate on one thing, so be present and let everything else in your mind go. That alone will be worth every minute.
Watch all the Oscar Winning Movies — Make some popcorn and cuddle on the couch with a blanket and start your bucket list quest to watch all the best picture Oscar winning movies ever made. A subscription to Netflix is a great way to accomplish this goal.
Visit a Museum in Your Town —Sometimes we take for granted what is in our own backyards. Why not do some research of local museums and then go and visit one?
Create a Winter Song Playlist — Music is a great way to get you geared up for any season, especially one made for chilly days spent by the fire.
Have an Indoor Picnic — Picnics aren’t just for the outdoors—clear a space on your living room floor and recreate a memorable dining experience. You can even pack a traditional wicker basket with your favorite picnic foods and enjoy the feast without going too far.
See a Play — Check out a local school or small playhouse production or whatever winter play tickles your fancy. There are suggestions of page _ and _.
Send a Care Package to a Soldier — Sending a care package to a soldier is the best idea for any season, but especially during all the winter holidays. It can be one of the most memorable bucket list options that you do all season.