10 Free Winter Family Activities

Cold temperatures and grey skies can keep the whole family cooped inside during the winter months. Sometimes it feels like the only activities to do involve going out and spending money.

If you’re not sure what traditions to start, consider checking out this list of five simple Christmas traditions for families that can make a difference and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Build a snowman (or a whole snow family!) and make it a competition to see who makes the most creative one. Fill your entire yard with snow angels or have a snowball fight!

Have Fun in the Snow

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This is a great activity to do after a day in the snow, or any winter day you’re craving a warm, chocolatey beverage.

Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Gather your friends and family for a fun winter bonfire! Break out the warm blankets, s’mores, and tell some scary stories.

Warm up Around a Winter Bonfire

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Strap on some snowshoes or some warm, sturdy boots and enjoy a day out in nature. Bring along some snacks and hot chocolate in a thermos.

Go on a Winter Hike

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 Challenge each other to classic favorites like Clue or Monopoly, or try a brand new board game.

Have a Board Game Night