Indoor Activities During Winter

This season presents a challenge for keeping the family entertained; the weather may not allow outdoor activities and, after months of staying at home, you may need new ideas. Keep reading to see some creative activities your kids will love.

Get Crafty

While it’s tempting to turn on the TV, too much screen time will leave your kids feeling restless. Keep a box of crafts ready for when boredom strikes. This website suggests making plate masks and decorating bookmarks. You can also make cards to mail to friends and family members.

Board Game Night

Designate a day of the week as game night and assign a family member to pick the game. This way, everyone feels like they have a say and can enjoy a variety of games. If you want to make the stakes higher, make up a prize for the winner and a small chore for the loser. Also, to make game night more enjoyable, set up a hot cocoa station with marshmallows, candy canes, syrup, and more.

Scrapbook Together

This is a great way to reminisce on previous family trips and talk about fun memories. Looking at pictures will lead to lots of laughs and hearing “remember when?” Plus, after months of avoiding traveling, this will inspire you to plan your next trip.

Make a Time Capsule

Commemorate this memorable year by making a time capsule. Fill a shoebox with newspapers, letters, crafts, and photos. Read more about making time capsules for kids here.

Video Game Contest

If you’re having trouble pulling your kids away from their video games, join the fun! Ask your kids to teach you how to play their favorite video game. There are options for all skill levels so anyone from grandma to your youngest kid can enjoy playing a game.

We hope these ideas inspired you to try new activities with your family!  For more ideas, check out our previous blog posts including virtual activities with your kids and hosting a family movie night at home.

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