The first snow fall of the season inspired a fun snow-filled weekend. We had a fun family day yesterday complete with more snow angels & snowmen. Even though the temperatures have dropped there are still a lot of fun things that we can enjoy with the family through the winter & holiday season. Whether it means bundling up & hitting the outdoors or keeping warm & cozy in the house there is a long list of things that you can do together with your children.
1. Build a snowman– Building snowmen has been a winter favorite long before Frozen ever came out. Do you want to build a snowman? You bet I do.
2. Go sledding
3. Make snow castles
4. Have a snowball fight – It turns out that my daughter loves snowball fights. I threw one at daddy & that was enough to have her sold. She laughed & jumped in excitement at each ball thrown.
5. Paint the snow- Put food coloring & water in a squirt or spray bottle & have a little bit of artistic fun in the snow.
6. Make snow angels
7. Build a snow fort
8. Use beach toys in the snow- Keep those sand pails & shovels out for the winter. They are wonderful for snowy days.
9. Go for a hike
10. Ice skating
11. Have a snowy photo shoot– A camera with a timer & a tripod are my family’s best friend. Most of our family photos are shot this way. Don’t forget to capture each of these moments while you can.
In Home Activities
1. Drink cocoa around the fireplace- What is better than snuggling up with your family around a warm fire on a cold day?
2. Write a Christmas list to Santa
3. Watch Christmas movies
4. Bake holiday cookies– I adore baking with my daughter. She is baking up pure joy.
5. Decorate the Christmas tree
6. Elf on the shelf- – That sneaky little elf is back. You better watch out. He tells Santa all.
7. Bake a gingerbread house
8. Make homemade Christmas cards
9. Make winter & holiday crafts– I will be honest, this is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I love holiday crafting with my daughter. Here was our latest over the weekend… Mini muffin liners strung up around a pipe cleaner & topped off with a pipe cleaner bow.
10. Read Christmas stories
1. Go Christmas light peeping– I love the twinkling lights during the holidays. They are beautiful. There is always that street that is filled with the best Christmas lights in town.
2. Pick out a real Christmas tree
3. See a Christmas show
4. Go on a sleigh ride– There are places that do this. If you are lucky enough to find one, grab your family a blanket and some cocoa and go.
5. Go caroling
6. Visit a winter/Christmas bazaar
7. Visit Santa– My daughter is still pretty skeptical about the big guy in person, but she stepped up & asked for that train set that she wanted.
8. Donate toys or gifts – Teach your children that it is better to give than receive. Help those less fortunate than you.
9. Go Christmas shopping
I hope everyone embraces all that the holiday season brings this year.