Entertaining or homeschooling through January and winter is not for the faint of heart! Christmas joy has passed, and we have not seen the sun in days. Let these exciting winter opportunities brighten your day. I wanted to share some of my favorite winter fun activities to do in the dead of winter. Enjoy these 31 things to do with kids in winter!

Download the January Calander for reference! January Winter Fun Calender PDF 

Make Paper snowflakes

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Melting Snowman Slime

Go for a winter hike

Popsicle Snowflake Crowns

Winter Word Scramble

Make Pretend Snow

Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Make Sparkly Winter Play Doh

Polar Bear Hand Craft

Go to the Zoo

Muddy Buddies

Frozen Bubbles

Bake Cookies

Make a Fort Out of Blankets

Have a Movie Marathon

Enjoy a Winter Bonfire

Write a Letter

Create a Nature Themed Scavenger Hunt

Chili Cook-Off

Go Sledding or Tubing

Build a Snowman

Read a Book in a Hammock Indoors (We love Enos)

Have Smore’s Indoors

Play Board Games (Our Favorite is Trekking)

Feed the Birds and Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Indoor Jump Park

Create Play-Doh Masterpieces

Fondue Night

Learn to Play Hockey

Have a Lego Building Contest

Create a Scrapbook

Go to a Treehouse for a Winter Getaway

Try Ice Fishing

Winter can be hard but with boredom busters in hand you can make it through till Spring without a hitch! (OK, maybe a hitch or two but it will certainly be better than what it would have been like without a winter plan)

Happy Winter,


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