Living in the Northeast means cold winters! We don’t always love the cold and wintry weather, and we like to try to do as many winter activities as possible.
And, just because it is cold, doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and have fun. It is especially important in the winter to be able to keep the kids busy and active. We try to do a variety of fun winter activities, both indoors and outdoors.
Here are some of the things we like to do in winter:
Have hot cocoa after spending time outside
Check out holiday lights
Go snow tubing
Go ice skating
Make maple candy on snow
Have a family movie night
Make snow ice cream (not just snow+milk – check out my recipe here!)
Family game night
Feed the birds – you can make bird food crafts or bird feeders, too
Make a snowman
Drink spiced apple cider, eggnog, or other fun hot beverages
Random acts of kindness
Visit a maple syrup farm (usually around the last couple weeks of winter, although sometimes a little later)
Bake goodies – you can even have a cookie exchange!
Holiday movies & music
Donate to the food pantry, donate holiday gifts for families who are struggling
Decorate (for winter and the holidays – learn how to make neat paper snowflakes!)
Volunteer and donate
Set up a bird feeder