10 Winter Activities To Do With Your Kids This Season
As the leaves fall from the trees and a chilly air creeps into the evening, it’s clear: Winter is coming—and with it, an entire season full of exciting new adventures. Whether you live in a place that gets snow or not, winter presents a unique set of challenges for parents and kids alike. After all, when school is out for the day and the playgrounds empty until spring, there aren’t many options for keeping your kids active indoors. This doesn’t mean you have to spend every day till Christmas stuck inside looking for things to do with your kids indoors. In fact, winter comes with its own set of advantages when it comes to having fun as a family.
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The end of fall and beginning of winter is a great time to go outside and play in the snow. While it may seem like a long way off, you should start planning your winter activities now. You can plan to go sledding or build a snowman, or even just go for a walk in the woods. You can have a snowball fight or build a snow fort. Whatever you decide to do, just remember to bundle up and have fun!
Check out these 10 activities to do with your kids this season!
Try Indoor Rock Climbing
If your kids are anything like mine, they love to climb. It’s a great way to keep their active while also working on their strength. You’ll find a climbing wall in most cities these days. They make for the perfect indoor activity, and many gyms have special times where kids can climb for free. If there isn’t a climbing wall in your area, you can also find indoor climbing kits online. They aren’t as high quality as the real thing, but they’re better than nothing if you can’t find anything nearby.
You don’t have to live in the Alps to experience a toboggan ride. Most parks will have a slope for sliding, and it’s a great activity for kids of all ages. Plus, it makes for a great winter photo—and who doesn’t love a good holiday selfie? If you live in a particularly snowy area, you might even be able to build a homemade toboggan to make the experience more authentic. Just make sure you supervise your kids carefully, and ride with them if they are too young to steer themselves.
Go On A Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a great way to get kids thinking and exploring. You can create a traditional hunt in your own neighbourhood, but we recommend expanding it to the internet. This way you can create a quest that takes kids on an adventure across the globe. You can use it as a learning experience, a way to gain new skills or just a fun time that kids can show off to their friends. If you have younger kids, you can always create a more local hunt that is easier to finish.
There are so many indoor games you can play with your kids this winter. Some of our favourites include: - Jenga - Uno - Sequence - Connect 4 - Scrabble - Bananagrams You can also always go old school and play some card games, or even just spend a day playing with toys from their youth. There’s nothing wrong with letting your kids be kids, even if it’s the middle of winter. However, it’s important to know that winter is a great time for kids to be active. They may not want to go outside, but if you keep them busy with indoor games, they won’t even notice that it’s cold outside.
Have A Bowling Party
Bowls have become a popular outdoor activity over the last few years, but there are often places in the city to bowl indoors too. If you have a bowling alley in your area, it’s a great place to host a kids’ party. You can even rent a private lane if you want to keep the noise level down. If you go this route, make sure you book in advance and get a time that suits you and the kids. If you don’t have a bowling alley near you, you can also find indoor bowling kits online. They aren’t as high quality as going to an alley, but they’re better than nothing if you can’t find anything nearby.
Go On An Outdoor Adventure
If you want to get outside, but the weather is too bad, try one of these activities instead: - Go rock climbing - Go sledding - Go to a local museum - Go hiking - Go to a farm - Go ice skating - Go for a walk in the woods If you live in an area that gets snow, this is the perfect time to go out and enjoy it. You can go sledding, build snowmen, go ice skating, or even just walk through your local forest while it’s covered in snow. If you don’t live in an area that gets snow, you can always find a nearby place that does and take a trip there. Most resorts are happy to welcome visitors, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air while still staying indoors.
Try Ice skating
Ice skating can be a great way to get your kids moving and having fun. You can head to your local ice rink and rent some skates and then spend the day skating around. If you don’t have an ice rink nearby, you can also buy an indoor ice skating trainer. They aren’t as high quality as skating on an actual rink, but they’ll get the job done if you can’t find anything nearby. If you have younger kids, you can always get them mini skates that make it easier for them to stay balanced. Make sure you supervise your kids carefully, and always bring water to stay hydrated.
Sledding is another great outdoor winter activity. You can either go to a nearby hill, or build your own at home. If you build your own, make sure you do it safely. Again, if you have younger kids, you can always buy mini sleds or toboggans to make it easier for them to enjoy the activity. If you have snowfall in your area, you can always make your own sledding hill. It isn’t as fun, but it’s better than nothing if you can’t find a nearby sledding hill.
Have A Camping Trip
If you have the space and the funds, you can always take a camping trip. This can be an indoor camping trip, or you can go to a nearby camping site. There are so many indoor activities to do with your kids during winter, but there is also something special about spending the season in the great outdoors. Remember to dress warmly, and make sure you have everything packed properly so that you can enjoy your trip and come home healthy. These are just a few of the activities to do with your kids during winter. We encourage you to get creative and look for more ways to keep your kids active, even when the weather outside is cold. Whether you live in an area that gets snow or not, winter presents a unique set of challenges for parents and kids alike. After all, when school is out for the day and the playgrounds empty until spring, there aren’t many options for keeping your kids active indoors. This doesn’t mean you have to spend every day till Christmas stuck inside looking for things to do with your kids indoors. In fact, winter comes with its own set of advantages when it comes to having fun as a family. Check out these 10 activities to do with your kids this season!