If you’re an outdoorsy kind of person, getting stuck at home during the cold winter months can make it quite difficult to remain in high spirits. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time. Organize fun indoor activities with your family and friends to stay engaged and get through the winter crazies. If you’re having a hard time picking an activity, here are some exciting options:
- Indoor snowball fight
Snowball fights are the highlight during winters, but the cold and harsh weather can make it not so fun at times, what with the cold and all. So, make your own sludge-free snowballs at home. Roll up paper balls or white socks or put together your own fabric snowballs and get together for an indoor snowball fight instead. Have fun!
- Winter hot cocoa picnic
If there’s a drink that should be made mandatory for the winters, it is hot cocoa. A fun living-room picnic with blanket forts and a pot of hot chocolate or hot cocoa is the perfect way to cozy up on a winter night. And kids will never tire of this winter activity, especially if you throw in some marshmallows or cookies too. Lactose intolerant? You can opt for non-dairy alternatives that taste just as good.
- Winter bingo game
Wearing pajamas all day and playing board games with siblings? Sign us up. You can make your own bingo sheets using winter-themed clipart and print out an extra sheet to cut out the cards to place in the bowl. Get your party started with a game of winter bingo. You can also use snow-cap style candies, mini marshmallows, or mini Christmas tree ornaments to make your own bingo card markers.
- Winter-themed movies
Another fun element to add to your living-room winter picnic is a classic Christmas movie. Snuggle up in a fuzzy and warm blanket and put on your favorite, feel-good Christmas movie to spend the next couple of hours. Bonus points if you can watch these movies inside your blanket fort with hot chocolate and cookies.
- Snowman snacks
Baking cookies is a fun and easy indoor activity that everyone can do during the winters. You can set up workstations for each family member and make a large batch of cookies of all shapes and sizes. Pick from winter-themed shapes like snowflakes, snowman, Santa Claus, or even a Christmas tree. If your family is particularly artistic, you can even set up a cookie-decorating competition and see whose cookies turn out the prettiest.