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Knowhow: 62 winter activities and tips to enjoy the cold season

Winter activities

This guide outlines several fun winter activities and tips to keep everybody happy and engaged during the winter season.

Some of us like sunny days while most of us want the winter to never go. Although winter scares most people with its long, dark, and silent nights, it’s a source of fun as well. You can enjoy plenty of winter activities that you cannot enjoy in summers such as sitting on the couch with a warm blanket and a hot cup of coffee in your hand, snowfall views through the window, and so much more. But sticking to these things in common. 

62 winter activities and tips

This winter, try something unique with winter activities that you have never tried before.

Learn winter warm recipes

Warm beverages and hot soups are a treat in winters. Everyone likes to have hot chocolate drinks or Starbucks hot beverages in their hands to cut the chill. But sipping those warm drinks may cost you extra money every day. Instead of buying these things from outside, try to learn these recipes at home. 

Recipes like coffee, mocha, latte, hot drinks, and different soup recipes to keep yourself warm throughout the winter. Learning and trying these warm foods at home will be more fun as winter activities than ordering them from outside.

Shift your shower routines to night

Everyone is habitual of taking showers in the morning to refresh himself. But who wants to take a hot shower and then go out in the cold. Very few people know that taking hot showers at night and then going inside the blanket is no less than living a life in cozy heaven. 

Shift your shower routine from morning to night this winter as one of the simplest yet most effective winter activities. Take a hot and steamy shower, make yourself a hot cup of coffee and curl yourself inside the warm blankets and have fun. 

Keep every room warm

People mostly heat the area of their home where they spend most of their time, say living rooms. To keep the warm effect in the entire home, it is important to upgrade the heat settings in every room of your house. 

Check your heating systems if they are working well. This is the most important thing that will make you enjoy your winters to the fullest. Prepare your boilers before the winters arrive. If they are not working well, then fix them. 

Do regular inspection and if still nothing gets fixed, call the engineer who will check the whole system and fix the issues for you. Click here to know more about boiler services to make sure that you keep your surroundings cozy and more fun this winter.

Change the lighting colors

Today we don’t use lights only to remove the darkness in surroundings but lights have a major impact on the atmosphere. We generally use bright lights in our homes. To have a wintery effect in your home, try to change all the bright lights with warm-colored lights. 

Warm lights give a natural feel and promote relaxation. Warm lights affect our moods in a positive sense and we feel calm. Warm lights are perfect for the moments such as when we are watching a show while sitting in the bed with a blanket on, while reading a winter book, and so on.

Plan fun winter activities adventures

Winters mean lots of fun. People generally enjoy winters with long walks on the streets, going to cafes to sip coffees, and going on long drives. But don’t waste time by sticking to just these winter activities. Try fun activities like ice-skating, snow fighting, and cycling on the streets. Plan fun adventures. 

Try camping and go to events like bonfires and there is so much to do. Utilize the most special season of the year and try something new. 

Get involved in charity winter activities

Getting involved in charity and thus presenting a random act of kindness will not only make the recipients happy. After all, giving is one of the most fulfilling and humane and humane winter activities you could ever do. Especially when it is done for a completely stranger. For example, you could:

  • Donate some food
  • Go to an animal orphanage and help out for a day
  • The possibilities are endless. The best way to achieve this is to look at your local community and find out what it needs most.

Picnic in the house

Picnics are not only for outdoors – clear a place on your living room floor and create an unforgettable dining experience. You can even pack a traditional wicker basket with your favorite picnic dishes and enjoy the feast without going too far. Prepare great snacks and surprise your whole family with this great idea!

Camp in the living room

How much fun would it be for the whole family to camp in the living room in the evening? Remove the furniture and place a camping tent in the middle of the room. Then collect pillows, blankets, snacks, books and other things for activities you want to do with your family.

Perfect your chili recipe

Chili is one of the most popular dishes in the winter season. So now is the time to perfect your chili recipe. It will give you the opportunity to inspire your guests at your next dinner party, but there is nothing wrong with eating an entire bowl on your own.

Build a snowman (or snow angel)

Escape to a winter wonderland to make a snow angel or build a good old-fashioned snowman. Just have a lot of fun plunging directly into the snow, waving with your arms and legs to create the perfect angel, or stacking big balls on top of each other for a cheerful snowman (don’t forget the carrot nose, hat and stick arms!).

Binge watch a great TV show

How about you sit in your comfortable pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate and watch a great TV series in peace? This is an easy way to spend time together with the children, as a couple or even alone. From comedy to suspense – Netflix and/or Amazon Prime have everything to offer so you can have fun watching successive episodes! It can be a TV show that you loved and that you really want to watch again, or maybe you want to try a new one.

Winter activities to enjoy nature

  • Experience an epic snowball fight
  • Go tobogganing
  • Trying to live outdoors
  • Build a snowman or a snow fortress with the people in your household
  • Snowshoeing
  • Make snow angels
  • Go look at the stars
  • Take a winter hike
  • Try ice skating

Kitchen winter activities to get a taste of winter

  • Recharge a cup of cocoa with whipped cream or marshmallows
  • Bake a cake
  • Slurp a hot toddy
  • Make baked apples
  • Restart your sourdough addiction (and try out these ideas for things you can use with your sourdough starter that’s not bread)
  • Make homemade caramel popcorn
  • Roast root vegetables
  • Enjoy mulled wine
  • Simmer a pot of homemade soup
  • Make snow ice cream
  • Treat yourself to a large stack of pancakes coated with maple syrup
  • Prepare (and enjoy) eggnog liquer
  • Treat yourself to a small fondue
  • Try winter handicrafts
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Cut snowflakes from paper
  • Make a bird feeder from pine cones, peanut butter and bird food – and put it near your window for a show
  • Create handmade Valentine’s Day cards
  • Knitting a scarf

Enjoy much-needed self-care winter activities

  • Make yourself comfortable by the blazing fire (inside or outside!)
  • Watch the snowfall
  • Burn your favorite scented candle
  • Light candles and enjoy a bubble bath or bath bomb
  • Solve a puzzle
  • Snuggle up with a blanket, a cup of tea and a good book
  • Spend the day in your PJs
  • Work on a challenging crossword puzzle or pun
  • Treat yourself to a pair of fluffy slippers
  • Reconnect with your loved ones
  • Bake cookies to share with your friends and neighbors
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Enjoy a picnic in the living room
  • Host a movie marathon with all your favorites
  • Candlelight dinner
  • Write a love letter
  • Planning virtual game night

Try something new in winter activities

  • Take an online cooking class
  • Take a new hobby
  • Encourage an amaryllis bulb or other flowering plant to bloom
  • Start a few seedlings
  • Organize a virtual book club
  • Stick to a New Year’s resolution