10 Things To Do During the Winter Months

10 Things To Do During the Winter Months

Winter can be a sad time as you stay inside due to the colder weather. Yet, there is a lot of stuff you can do to make up for the lost activities. Here are 10 things to do during the winter months.

  1. Hot cocoa: There really is no better drink than a mug of hot cocoa. All you need is some hot milk and melt some chocolate powder. Soon, you will have nothing else to think about—just a smooth, delicious drink. To make it extra special, grab some mini marshmallows to melt in your warm cup of cocoa.
  2. Board games: Board games are a forgotten pleasure, as the world typically pulls us outside to play. However, crushing your family in a game of cards can really lighten the mood.
  3. Gingerbread house: Normally a Christmas activity, a good gingerbread house can bring you joy no matter the time of year. Both a delicious snack and building activity, it can be hard to not have fun.
  4. Joy rides: When you cannot take it anymore and need to go outside, riding around town or in nature can be great. Winter has its beautiful moments just like summer, so consider taking an ATV out to see the true beauty winter has to offer. Just note that you will need some great ATV tracks to handle the snow.
  5. Binge something: Whether it is a book series or a TV show, there is nothing more satisfying than finishing a whole series. Just make sure you are under some warm covers and curled up to really get in the mood.
  6. Snow fun: It is hard to give you great advice on what to do in the snow, so you should just do it all. Start a snowball fight, dive into the snow piles, build a snowman, build a snow cave, and make a snow angel.
  7. Skiing or sledding: Skiing and sledding offer the same thrill of a roller coaster with a bit more control. If you are going to be cold to begin with, you might as well be cold while flying down a hill having a blast.
  8. Hot meals: A dish of chili or soup can be the perfect food to warm up. Pick up a new recipe to master that focuses on making a hot dish with all your favorite ingredients. Huddling around a warm stew is exactly what the season calls for.
  9. Bonfire: It is hard to find a better time for a bonfire than the cold months. It provides heat and a lovely smell, and you can cook up some fun food like smores. It’s also a great time to tell some good stories amongst the family.
  10. Running: Although it sounds unpleasant, physical activity in the cold can be great. The cold air will keep you cool during the whole run.

We hope that these 10 things to do during the winter months have given you some inspiration on how you want to spend your cold days.

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Mallory Knee

Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.

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