Winter weather can be unpredictable, making it difficult to plan family activities. Being flexible is the key to enjoying the winter months together as a family. Here are ten of our favorite winter family fun activities to beat cabin fever. These are perfect for families with kids of any age!
10 Favorite Winter Family Fun Activities
#1 : Cook Together
My kids love when I let them join me in the kitchen. Grab a child-friendly cookbook and make something delicious together. Holiday or winter themed cookies are always good. Baking and decorating can prove to be hours of fun during the day, and you’ll have treats to eat after dinner.
Don’t let a lack of kitchen skills keep you from enjoying family time in the kitchen. Check out these 10 healthy snacks kids can make!
#2 : Get Your Craft On
Bring out a box of art supplies and try your hand at some winter themed crafts. Make snowflakes or snowmen and decorate the house.
We love making Perler Bead art together – check out these winter-themed Perler Bead patterns!
#3 : Go Ice-Skating
If skating is available in your area, it can prove to be a great winter family fun activity. Sometimes ice skating can be a little tough to learn at first, but once you have the hang of it, it’s lots of fun.
#4 : Read Together
While reading should be a year round activity, it can also provide some special winter memories. You might try reading stories to your children that take place in the winter. Enjoy a good story together as a family and allow everyone a turn to read.
Need some ideas of books to read together? Check out 100 Books to Read With Your Child!
#5 : Snow Painting
One way to get creative outside is to try some snow painting. Mix food coloring with water to make some “paint.” You can then let the little ones go wild as they create special works of art.
We love painting the snow. Here’s how to make snow markers, perfect for snow painting fun!
#6 : Build an Indoor Fort
Every child enjoys a good fort building party. Get creative with your blankets and pillows and build a small home within a home for your children. Your kids will enjoy having a special hideout.
#7 : Sing Karaoke
You can buy or rent a karaoke machine for some indoor fun for the entire family. Feel free to get wild and crazy and join in on the fun with them. While it’s not for everyone, many will enjoy the chance to sing along to their favorite songs.
#8 : Play Online Games
Search for some kid activity websites. You’ll likely come across sites that allow you to download printable templates for winter coloring or festive puzzles. You can also consider some kid friendly online video games.
#9 : Hit the Mall
Remember that you can always go to the mall or a favorite store as a nice treat for the day. While you may not want to be spending money, it never hurts to look around and get some exercise. You might even want to treat the kids at the food court for good behavior.
We love to walk through our favorite stores together and grab a bite to eat at one of our favorite restaurants. It’s a great way to beat cabin fever during the long winter months!
#10 : Go to a Museum
Museums are great places to visit in the winter. If you’ve never gone before, it’ll be an extra special treat. Many museums have ongoing programs just for the kids.
Enjoying Winter Family Fun Activities Together
Remember that the possibilities for winter family fun activities are endless! There’s no reason to stay cooped up dreaming of the summer months. You can still keep the kids active and have a great time.
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