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100 Things to Do This Winter with Your Family

Winter weather is upon us here in Saskatchewan, and in many other places in Canada. We’ll be living with months of snow and cold which has made us quite good at finding things to do outside and inside, so good that I have 100 things to do this winter with your family.

100 things to do this winter

100 Things to Do This Winter with Your Family

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I have included some things to do before Christmas, but the majority are for all winter long. Mainly, we’re just trying to keep active for winter and become couch potatoes in the cold.

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Things to Do Outside

  1. Skating
  2. Down hill skiing
  3. Cross county skiing
  4. Tobogganing
  5. Sledding
  6. Snowball fight
  7. Build a snowman
  8. Snowman building contest
  9. Hot Chocolate outside
  10. Build an igloo
  11. Go for a hike in the snow
  12. Shovel driveway
  13. Roll down a hill
  14. Blow bubbles – in really cold temperatures they’ll freeze
  15. Throwing boiling water outside – ADULTS only. Quickly take a cup of boiling water and throw it out the door in -30°C temperatures. It will turn to steam.
  16. Water + food color + spray bottle = paint for snow
  17. Go caroling
  18. Decorate for the holidays
  19. Make a wreath
  20. Play pond (or rink) hockey
  21. Make a volcano outside in the snow – similar to making a regular one, bury a plastic cup in the snow to contain the insides
  22. Make a snow fort
  23. Look for animal tracks
  24. Go snowboarding
  25. Nature walk
  26. Snow angels
  27. Measure snow fall
  28. Ice fishing
  29. Snowshoeing
  30. Head to a tree farm for your Christmas tree
  31. Wagon/Sleigh Ride
  32. ATV Ride
  33. Dog Walking
  34. Dog sled ride
  35. Ski-do rides
  36. Catching snowflakes on your tongue
  37. Collect pine cones
100 Things to Do This Winter with Your Family

Things to Do Inside

  1. Have a cup of hot chocolate
  2. Play board games
  3. Read a book
  4. Watch a movie – read the book, then watch the movie
  5. Movie Night with popcorn
  6. Read alouds – we loved Charlotte’s Web and are loving Little Pear
  7. Make hot chocolate from scratch
  8. Make apple cider from scratch
  9. Make a gingerbread house
  10. Make Christmas cards
  11. Make Valentine’s
  12. Decorate your Christmas tree
  13. Make homemade gifts
  14. Make paper snowflakes
  15. Have a Christmas sweater day
  16. Make Christmas gift tags
  17. Drink Eggnog (or as my kids call it “knock knock milk”)
  18. Make Eggnog
  19. Make sugar cookies
  20. Make paper chains to decorate your house or child’s room
  21. Write a letter to Santa
  22. Make marshmallows for your chocolate, or just for snacking
  23. Spend the day in your pajamas
  24. Take a family portrait
  25. Make a snow globe
  26. Indoor picnic
  27. Do a puzzle
  28. Shadow puppets
  29. Skype with long distance family/friends
  30. Paint by numbers
  31. Borax snowflakes
  32. Make paper snowflakes
  33. Make caramel/candy apples
  34. Make soup or chili
  35. String popcorn for the tree
  36. Make ornaments
  37. Indoor gardening – herbs are great
  38. Make white playdough with glitter in it for snow playdough
  39. Try a new hobby
  40. Balloon volleyball
  41. Christmas / Winter Movie marathon – Elf, The Santa Clause series are some of our favorites
  42. Make snow ice cream
  43. Add a candy cane to your hot chocolate

Places to Go

  1. Public Library
  2. Museum
  3. Science Centre
  4. Human Society / SPCA to volunteer
  5. A friend’s house
  6. Grandparents’ house
  7. Playground
  8. Park
  9. A book store
  10. To the movies
  11. To a play
  12. To a coffee place – Starbucks
  13. Donate old toys or books
  14. Bowling
  15. Go curling
  16. Take cookies to someone
  17. Go see Santa
  18. Take a drive to look at Christmas lights
  19. Take a class
  20. Go to a hockey game

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