Toddler Tuesday: The Winter Fun List

We had our first really cold day here last week. My kids begged to go outside so we got wrapped up in winter gear and did just that.  After about 5 minutes my son chimed in and said “Yeah, I think it’s TOO COLD right now, maybe we can go in and come out later.”

So, I didn’t have anything planned and nothing much was coming to mind.  Inspired by a few other people’s planning over the summer we sat down and made a Winter List of fun ideas:

Here they are categorized for you:

Christmas Specific

  • Decorate the Christmas Tree
  • Design Our Own Wrapping Paper
  • Have an Advent Calendar
  • Listen to Christmas Music
  • Make Christmas Cookies
  • Read the Christmas Story
  • Send Christmas Cards
  • Sing Christmas Carols
  • Take A Family Christmas Photo

Get Crafty

Go Somewhere

Hot Chocolate Mixing

In The Kitchen

  • Drink Apple Cider
  • Have Cookie Cutter Sandwiches
  • Make Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
  • Make a Gingerbread House
  • Make Hot Chocolate
  • Make Marshmallows
  • Roast Marshmallows Inside

Indoor Fun

  • Drink Hot Chocolate Under a Blanket
  • Exercise Inside
  • Find/Buy Winter Slippers
  • Finish a Winter Scene Puzzle
  • Have a Candle Light Lunch/Dinner
  • Have a Tickle Fight
  • Hug
  • Laugh Together
  • Make a Fort In the Living Room
  • Make a Winter Video
  • Nerf Gun Fight
  • Pillow Fight
  • Play Board Games
  • Play with Bubbles INSIDE
  • Take a Warm Bubble Bath
  • Wii Play Day
  • Winter Movie Day

Outdoor Fun

  • Build A Real Snowman
  • Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt
  • Have a Winter Picnic
  • Make Snow Angels
  • Paint the Snow
  • Ride the Sled
  • Snowball Fight

Pay It Forward

  • Cookies for the Mailman
  • Donate Food the Food Bank
  • Find 1 Place to Volunteer Together
  • Give Away Candy Canes
  • Give Some Toys Away
  • Greet People with “Merry Christmas” at a local store
  • Help Shovel
  • Invite Someone New Over
  • Plan a Friend Party
  • Put a Card on a Strangers Windshield
  • Send a Missionary a Gift
  • Smile at 5 Strangers

We already managed to make Hot Chocolate…

Yum!

Other Ideas?  What will your Winter Fun List look like?

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