Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! In our family, there are many activities we like to take part in during the winter season that are fun for all ages. With Christmas break coming up, we thought this to be a good time to share some of the activities that have become winter traditions for our family.
- Bake something. Time to break out the cookbooks and whip up a batch of grandma’s famous butter bud cookies. Maybe make two batches and drop a plate off to a friend…or a friendly realtor…just saying.
- Take in the Christmas lights. Hop in the car, grab a “to go” mug full of your favorite hot drink, put on some Christmas music and drive through your neighborhood in search of Holiday displays, or make a special trip to Candy Cane Lane.
- Make a gingerbread house. If you’re experiencing a Martha Stuart Christmas, you may decide to bake your own gingerbread. If not, keep it simple by picking up a pre-baked gingerbread kit and a few extra candies, then let the creativity begin!
- Build a snowman. Grab an old scarf, a hat, a carrot, two twigs and a few buttons or small stones, then get rolling!
- Watch a Family Favorite Holiday Movie. Our Family Favorite is ” Christmas Vacation”. Gather up cozy blankets, mugs of Hot chocolate, and bowls of popcorn to share & enjoy a night of laughter.
- Go on a nature walk and feed the birds. Pick up some bird seed at your local dollar store, then head out to a trail to find the hungry chickadees and sparrows. Place seed in your palm, stand quietly with your hand outstretched, wait….wait some more… then watch the birds land on your hand to eat the proffered seed. Don’t forget to take pictures of your feathered friends! (you may want proof they landed on your hand)
- Be adventurous and go on a winter picnic! Bundle up, take along your favorite picnic fixings and enjoy the outdoors. Sip hot apple cider and roast hot dogs over a fire followed by sticky s’mores for dessert. If the local rinks are frozen solid, take along your skates and burn off a few of those smores calories out on the ice.
With the proper winter clothing, and a positive attitude, the colder weather provides a great opportunity to create new traditions and fond memories with our family and friends…So Let it Snow!