Just because it’s winter time, doesn’t mean you have to sit around with nothing to do. In fact, winter time around our house is one of the busiest times of year. The temperatures have finally cooled down to a bearable temperature so we find ourselves out of the house enjoying the wonderful weather more often. I know for a lot of you, you get the fun of snow and snow days (with the occasional blizzard thrown into the mix) so winter time can be even more fun.
One of the ways we’ve been able to optimize our winter season is to create a Winter Bucket List. This allows us to see everything that we want to do over the cooler months (most of which is before Christmas) so we get the most out of our Winter. Plus it’s become a fun tradition for everyone to participate in.
There are a couple of things you want to keep in mind, though, when making a really good bucket list for the family.
My first tip for making a great bucket list is to sit down and talk to everyone. Find out what everyone wants to do, where they want to go, and things they need or want to complete for the season is over and then map it out.
Next, determine if everything is possible to complete. You don’t want to have “play in the snow” if you live 2,000 miles from anywhere that snows with zero intention of traveling there. We don’t get much snow in North Florida where we live but we don’t mind traveling out to the panhandle or up into Georgia if we hear that it will be snowing. It’s a fun trip and the kids get to see snow!
Finally, One of the challenges in the winter months, aside from the possible snow interference, is that it can be hard to find free or low cost activities to do as a family. With a large family, my goal is to find fun, low-cost to free activities for us all to do so we don’t have to spend a fortune keeping everyone entertained. So my list below will help to give you some ideas of inexpensive things you can do, so you can stay on budget and still have fun.
2019 Winter Bucket List
- Write a letter to Santa
- Make homemade hot chocolate
- Look at Christmas Lights
- Got to a local holiday festival
- Make cookies
- Build a gingerbread house
- Decorate the House with Christmas decor
- Decorate the Christmas tree
- Take a family photo
- Have a family game night
- Take treats to the fire station and police officers
- Donate old toys
- Listen to Christmas music
- Make pine cone bird feeders
- Hunt for the elf
- Build a snowman
- Play in the snow
- Make DIY ornaments
- Go ice skating
- Send out Christmas cards
- Read Christmas stories
- Do some random acts of kindness to bring joy
- Make DIY gifts for the grandparents
- Do a neighborhood scavenger hunt
- Decorate cookies
I hope you and your family have a fantastic winter filled with lots of fun, joy, and love. Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button before you head out.