Making Winter Memories

Winter is a wonderful time to be together as a family and enjoy each other’s company and the great outdoors. With small children, sometimes it can seem difficult to get everyone bundled up and out the door (only to have someone need to use the bathroom), but I assure you the beauty of winter is gorgeous and well worth getting everyone out of the house.

If you are looking for other activities, here are a few ideas for you and your family that cover most ages:

  • Cut out paper snowflakes, including really cool 3-D snowflakes
  • Dip or roll candles
  • Play board games or card games with your children
  • Draw, paint, or model
  • Whittle wood
  • Make popcorn together
  • Bake together
  • Play in the snow – build snow forts; have snowball fights
  • More outside fun: snowshoe; downhill or cross country ski, ice skate
  • Go outside and look at the night sky and see what you can identify
  • Set up bird feeders and watch the birds that come
  • Take a walk outside and look for animal tracks
  • Nature journal
  • Read and tell stories
  • Build forts inside
  • Knit, crochet, cross stitch, finger knit, spin, sew
  • Sing and make music together – learn some new songs
  • Clean, scrub, dust, and work around the house – rearrange furniture
  • Go bowling or find an indoor swimming pool to swim in (when we are not in a pandemic)
  • Write letters to family and friends
  • Write stories together; read fantastic books like The Hobbit, Heidi, or any other classic
  • Snuggle on the coach with hot chocolate and marshmallows
  • Cook for a neighbor
  • Clicker train your dog, cat, or other animal
  • Take care of plants; start seeds indoors when it it is time

Many blessings creating warmth and fun with your children,

Carrie