The cold and dreary months of winter can be a great time to reconnect with the kids in your life.
Here are ten ideas for activities you can do together. Remember, spending quality time with your children is one of the most important things you will ever do – so make some memories!
1. Make A Snowman
Who doesn’t love making snowmen? And when you’re finished, why not try building an igloo? It’s actually easier than it seems when there are two of you working together.
2. Have A Snowball Fight
Some cities have banned snowball fights because they can cause damage or injury – but who cares about that? Let them fly! Grownups should only join in if they’re looking for a workout.
3. Relive Your Childhood Dreams
Come on, you know you wanted to be an astronaut when you were young – and now is the perfect time! Just bundle up in your warmest clothes and head outside at night. It’s never too cold for space travel.
4. Make A Snow Angel
Everyone enjoys snow angels – they’re like snowmen without all that hard work of rolling balls… And who doesn’t love laying down in the snow for a little rest?
5. Get Creative With Food
This one may not sound like fun, but making your own ice cream or hot chocolate from scratch (with fresh cocoa beans!) can make winter feel like a magical season, even when it’s bitterly cold.
6. Have A Snowball Fight (Part II)
Sometimes there’s just something cathartic about throwing a few snowballs at your siblings… And it can be even more fun if you’re wearing gloves and scarves! Just don’t cause any serious damage, okay? That would go against the spirit of this activity.
7. Build An Igloo
Building an igloo takes teamwork and careful planning – but the result is well worth the effort! Plus, when you crawl inside after building it, you’ll feel like you’re in a cozy little hut. Even better if you have a hot thermos to share while you wait for the temperature to rise back up again!
8 Go On A Sleigh Ride
Grab a sleigh and gather up the family – if you live in a place where it snows, then there’s bound to be someone willing to rent out their horse-drawn sleigh. It’s an old-fashioned winter tradition, but it’s guaranteed to make everyone feel like royalty for a little while!
9. Go Ice Skating
If you can’t afford your own ice rink, then head over to the local pond and lace up a pair of skates! Ice skating is a great way to spend time with everyone in your family as you hold onto their hands (or pillows tied with string if they’re still learning) and glide around until someone falls down.
10. Make Your Own Hot Chocolate
Or iced chocolate, iced coffee, iced tea… The possibilities are endless! It’s a great way to save money when you have kids – they’ll never get bored of drinking the same thing over and over again if you keep making it with different flavours. And this is one of those times when using cheap ingredients actually works in your favour – no one will ever guess that the secret ingredient is vanilla extract from Aldi .
OK, that’s all for now! Remember, spending quality time with your children is one of the most important things you will ever do – so make some memories!