Winter months are upon us again, and that means the weather is going to be cooling down. More and more people are going to be staying indoors and away from the chill, but what about your kids? We all know that it is a great things for kids and adults alike to get some fresh air, but what can you all do in the chilly winter months? Plenty! Try these great Winter Break Activities with your kids this holiday.
Sledding, snowing, skiing
All of these things involve some level of skill, but not you don’t have to be an expert of any to have fun. Don’t have the equipment? Get a trash can lid and sled down some snowy hills!
No-snow alternative: don’t have snow, but still have cold air? Go roller blading outside and play some street hockey! Or play a sports game in the cold to get your blood pumping. You will really enjoy the warmth of your home after that.
Fall back, spread-eagle, and make some snow angels in the new snow fall. Be sure to take pictures, because this is a wintertime favorite that makes for pretty photos.
No-snow alternative: If you don’t have snow to do this, you can use a bottle of baby powder ($1 at the Dollar Tree). Just pour it on some concrete and do the same snow angel steps.
Snow Ball Fights
This one needs no explanation. Have fun and get to tossing!
No-snow alternative: If it isn’t too cold, you can do war water balloons outside. Wear a rain poncho and have fun! Just be sure to come inside and change clothing if anyone gets too cold.
Build a snowman
You can build a snowman and dress it up however you like, and this is great for the whole family. How about having everyone make their own snowman to make a whole family of them to reflect your family?
No-snow alternative: Get outside and make a snowman out of cardboard boxes. You can make a snowless yard look more winter-like with fake snowmen. You can also use old pumpkins form your Thanksgiving or Fall decorations. Paint them white, stack them up, and decorate them for winter.
If you like fishing, you don’t have to stop in the winter. You can do ice fishing!
No-snow alternative: Fish still bite in the winter… or at least some varieties. If you can’t go fishing, go hiking or hunting!
Bundle up with a blanket, grab a hot cup of cider or hot cocoa, and sit on your porch, balcony, patio, or deck to read a book. Relax and enjoy the feeling of warmth as the cold air surrounds you.
No-snow alternative: You can do the same thing even without snow!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!