For some people it can be hard to think of new and exciting ways to keep our families entertained, it can be especially challenging in the winter months! I have made a little list here to give your families some great ideas to stay busy during the cold months ahead!
Something that kids and let’s face it adults love is BAKING, not only can it take up a good chunk of the day (depending how much you want to do) but it’s also something the whole family can get involved in! It’s also a great way to stay indoors when the weather is too cold to go out in.
If the kids are wanting to go outside then something really fun to do is to build a snow castle. Some people may think that it can be super difficult to make a real good one, but all you do is get a square or round bucket, fill it with snow and stack, it’s exactly like building a sand castle your just substituting with snow instead of sand but using the same method! Super easy and super fun for the whole family!
Another cool idea is making pictures in the snow with food coloring and water! Something super creative and looks fabulous in the snow! Kids absolutely love this idea. Just go buy or reuse water bottles fill with water and different colors! Then go outside and start creating your canvas! You will defiantly want to bring your camera out as it looks so awesome when you are all finished! You will most likely have to refill the bottles during this activity as the water tends to go fast, and kids like to go crazy which is really fun to watch them have so much fun with something so simple and inexpensive!
If the weather is starting to get to chilly to go out and enjoy then something really fun for the kids to do inside is a treasure hunt! You can go to your local dollar store and purchase something interesting and low cost gadgets to hide for them around the house! This is something that people have been doing for years and years and for kids it never gets old! It can also be something super fun for adults as well! You can make a list for them to follow, draw a map for in and around the house there is all kinds of ways you can do this activity, just find the most creative and fun way for your family and you will be sure to have lots of fun playing!
Lastly but definitely not the only thing left to do, is BOARD GAMES! Everyone loves to play board games, if you don’t have many or any at all it would be something great to start collecting (maybe 1 new one every 6 months) if you have children then board games are a really fun interactive way to get the whole family involved! There are so many great ones out there to choose from, here are a few examples of my favorites, monopoly, Pictionary, jenga, snakes and ladders and trivia games (and there are way too many out there to list!) So many great games out there, find some age appropriate ones for your family and have a BLAST!
I hope this little but fun list gives your family some really great ideas and ways to keep busy and have fun this winter!