Make This Your Most Memorable Winter Ever! 105 Family Winter Activities And A Printable Winter Bucket List!
My mom always told me “they will be grown in a blink- enjoy. every. moment.” I knew she was right, but I never realized how right she was. (sigh) That’s the reason I’ve created this winter bucket list for you and for me.
With all the many things we do as mom, especially the holiday season, we need it layed out for us. Like a printable that we can stick on the fridge as a daily reminder. A checklist to make sure we are being intentional in making amazing memories.
Winter Bucket List For Families
I’ve always been a list maker. But this is the BEST kind of list to make!
This list is the most important, because it brings with it lifelong memories that you will cherish forever. When our kids are grown, as this season approaches they will find these memories tucked away to pull out and reminisce on.
And hopefully will want to make more with their family too.
The harsh reality is, time is flying! We only get one shot at making these memories with them. Let’s start today!
105 Awesome Winter Activities To Do With Your Kids
1- Build a Snowman.
2- Have a Coloring Contest.
3- Make Crockpot Hot Chocolate.
4- Serve at a Food Kitchen.
5- Go Ice Skating.
6- Paint a Winter Scene.
7- Bake Christmas Cut-Out Cookies.
8- Make Chili.
9- Spend a Night in a Winter Cabin.
10- Go Christmas Caroling.
11- Shovel a Neighbor’s Driveway.
12- Make Snow Angels.
13- Make Salt Dough Ornaments.
15- Go Tree Shopping.
16- Decorate Your Home for Christmas.
17- Watch a Christmas Play.
18- Send Christmas Cards/Gifts to Soldiers Overseas.
19- Go Skiing.
20- Go Sledding.
21- Have a Snowball Fight.
22- Go on a Sleigh Ride.
23- Have a Christmas Movie Marathon Night.
24- Have a Winter Bonfire.
25- Wrap up Christ-centered Christmas books and put them under the tree. Have the kids unwrap and read to them throughout the month of December.
26- Have a Winter Fashion Show.
27- Put on a Family Christmas Play.
28- Write a Christmas Short Story.
29- Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes.
30- Sip Hot Apple Cider by the Fire.
31- Bake a Pie.
32- Do a Puzzle Together as a Family.
34- Have an Indoor Picnic.
35- Make a Gingerbread House.
36- Decorate an Elderly Neighbor’s Home.
37- Read the Story of Jesus’ Birth.
38- Write a Christmas Scripture a Day Everyday in December – Free 25 Days of Christ-Centered Christmas Copywork Printable.
39- Go to a Hockey Game.
40- Make a Snow Globe.
41- Hide a Golden Ticket Under Your Child’s Pillow and Surprise them with an Adventure instead of Bedtime – in Jammies!
42- Go Snowshoeing.
43- Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder.
44- Do Christmas Song Karaoke.
45- Donate Old Toys to a Charity.
46- Get the Truth in the Tinsel Curriculum and make an Ornament each Day and Read Part of the True Christmas Story.
47- Make Homemade Bread.
48- Read to Your Kids by the Fire.
49- Host a Christmas Poetry Teatime.
50- Have a Pajama Day.
51- Create Holiday Cards for Friends and Family.
52- Go to a Musical.
53- Set Goals for the New Year.
54- Have a Family Game Night.
55- Make homemade Pizza Together.
56- Have a Netflix Family Show Binge-Watching Marathon.
57- Have a Winter Photoshoot.
58- Donate clothes, coats, blankets and other things to a homeless shelter.
59- Light a candle and read a little of the Christmas story found in Luke each night and pray together as a family.
60- Decorate Your Christmas Tree.
61- Make Homemade Doughnuts.
62- Go Through Your Old Photos Together
63- Make Yummy Chicken Taco Soup or a New Soup Recipe.
64- Write Letters to Jesus.
65- Make a Prayer Calendar – On each day put a name of friends, family, the president, pastor etc. and pray together as a family for each person on their day.
66- Start a New Winter Family Tradition.
67- Try a New Restaurant.
68- Adopt a Child or Family for Christmas.
69- Have a Screen-Free Day Together..
70- Eat Candy Canes.
71- Cut Out Snowflakes.
72- Find a great Advent book or calendar to follow. We are use Ann Voskamp’s,The Wonder of the Greatest Gift!
73- Make Christmas Stockings.
74- Get a Room at a Local Hotel and Swim in the Indoor Pool.
75- Take a Winter Hike.
76- Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.
77- Use Operation World and pray for people in different countries each day to know Jesus.
78- Knit a Warm Blanket for Someone
79- Make Snow Angels.
80- Pray and seek God for what He would like you to do to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your community.
81- Start a Family Read-Aloud Book.
82- Put on a Family Play.
83- Donate Old Towels and Bedding to an Animal Shelter.
84- Go Snowboarding or Learn How.
85- Go Ice Fishing.
86- Ride Snowmobiles.
87- Go Watch the Nutcracker.
88- Go to Your Local Tree Lighting Festival.
89- Build an Igloo.
91- Make a Bird-Feeder and Fill it With Food for the Birds.
92- Have a Disney Movie Marathon.
93- Make Homemade Gifts for Friends and Family.
94- Host a Cookie Exchange Party.
95- Go for a Drive to Check out the Holiday Lights.
96- Go Bowling.
97- Go Roller Skating.
98- Go to an Indoor Waterpark.
99- Go for a Train Ride (Maybe Even Polar Express)
100- Fill Spray Bottles with Water and Food Coloring and Make Pictures in the Snow in Your Backyard.
101- When It’s Below Freezing Outside Blow Bubbles and Watch them Freeze!
102- Go Snow Tubing.
103- Too Cold to Play Outside? Fill a Plastic Bin with Snow and Let the Kids Play with it.
104- Give Non-Perishable Food to a Food Pantry.
105- Camp Out in the Living Room.
Wow! What a list!
Ok, so about the printable winter bucket list, I couldn’t fit all of these activities on one printable. So I made a blank one for you to add to along with one with some ideas already on it.
PIN IT FOR LATER!!
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.