5 Family Friendly Winter Activities + Printable Scavenger Hunts

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The weather outside might not be frightful quite yet, but winter is on its way! When the colder months start to arrive, it can be pretty hard to find a way to pass the time as a family. While going outside is fun, nobody wants to spend all day outside in the cold.

These family-friendly activities are designed to keep you entertained all winter long, and give you something to do as a family all through the winter months.

Most families spend more time inside during the winter months, which means you need some family-friendly activities everyone will enjoy! Check out some of ours and download a FREE Printable Winter Scavenger Hunt too! #family #winter #scavengerhunt #parents

Make hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies

There are hundreds of Christmas movies out there that the whole family can enjoy! From Rudolph, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and Jack Frost, movie nights are perfect for winter months. Snuggle up under some warm blankets and make a big cup of hot chocolate for every member of the family. Get creative and create a hot chocolate bar and have each family member make their own twist on the typical drink to make it more fun and exciting.

Play in the snow

If you are lucky enough to live in a place where it snows, take advantage of that time and play in the snow together! You can build snowmen, go for a walk, or even go sledding if you have hills nearby. This can be a great way to get outdoors if you are willing to brave the cold and make memories together as a family. While you’re outside, don’t forget to take in a little bit of the snow and make some snow cream!

Build a blanket fort and listen to books on tape

There is something about the winter months that make us want to curl up with a good book. Find an audiobook that the whole family will enjoy and listen to your next book. To make it more fun, make a blanket fort in the living room with pillows and fleece blankets if you can. This can be a great way to do a little reading in your homeschool classroom as well!

Bake treats together and camp in

When the weather outside is too cold to camp, bring your campsite indoors! Set up tents in your living room or family room, and have a camping experience inside! Turn off all the lights and light your way by lanterns and candlelight.

There are so many great winter treats you can make right at home! These can be great to enjoy during family movie nights, or just for a fun treat around the house. Here are some great ideas for treats to make this winter:

  • Stovetop popcorn
  • Cookies
  • Homemade donuts
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Fudge

Go on a scavenger hunt

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy the fabulous parts of winter. Create a scavenger hunt for your kids and teach them all about the winter weather and nature. Go with them as they look around the backyard or neighborhood for items on their list.

Download your own Winter Scavenger Hunts today

Most families spend more time inside during the winter months, which means you need some family-friendly activities everyone will enjoy! Check out some of ours and download a FREE Printable Winter Scavenger Hunt too! #family #winter #scavengerhunt #parents

Most families spend more time inside during the winter months, which means you need some family-friendly activities everyone will enjoy! Download a FREE Printable Winter Scavenger Hunt to get you started!

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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