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Fun Winter Activities Checklist

01/26/2018 06:00AM | 2203 views

The weather outside may be frightful, but we’ve come up with 50 ways you can still have a blast this winter.


  1. Have a snowball fight 
  2. Build a snowman 
  3. Go sledding 
  4. Catch snowflakes on your tongue 
  5. Make a snow angel 
  6. Build a snow fort 
  7. Collect pine cones 
  8. Make paper snowflake cut-outs 
  9. Reread a favorite book from childhood 
  10. Have a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup

Eat and Drink

  1. Bake cookies and share them with friends 
  2. Drink hot buttered rum 
  3. Make a pot of mulled wine or spiced cider 
  4. Make a big batch of chili 
  5. Bake a pie 
  6. Drink eggnog 
  7. Make snow cream 
  8. Bake cinnamon rolls 
  9. Make a warm, cheesy casserole 
  10. Add some peppermint schnapps to your hot chocolate 
  11. Pop open a bottle of Champagne

The Great Outdoors

  1. Go ice skating 
  2. Hit the slopes 
  3. Go snowshoeing 
  4. Kick back in an outdoor hot tub 

The Great Indoors

  1. Cozy up in front of a roaring fire and watch the flames 
  2. Wear fuzzy slippers at home 
  3. Curl up under a blanket with a good book 
  4. Shop after-Christmas sales (online, in your PJs) 
  5. Take a long bubble bath 
  6. Complete a jigsaw puzzle 

Just Because

  1. Cup a steaming mug in your hands on a cold day 
  2. Watch the snow fall 
  3. Wear mittens 
  4. Breathe in the smell of pine 
  5. Donate food/toys/clothing to a local charity 
  6. Mail a handwritten card to an old friend 
  7. Wear flannel PJs 
  8. Watch a local hockey game 
  9. Listen to the wind howl on a chilly night 
  10. Wear something red 
  11. Volunteer at a soup kitchen 


  1. Decorate your home with festive lights 
  2. Put up a wreath 
  3. Decorate a gingerbread house 
  4. Take a drive to admire your neighbors’ holiday lights 
  5. Turn on the all-holiday-all-the-time radio station 
  6. Buy something from a holiday craft fair 
  7. Listen to carolers 
  8. Throw a Super Bowl party 

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