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10 Family-Friendly Activities for the Winter

Tired of having to stay indoors with the family? Then you’re probably looking for a few family-friendly activities for the winter. Well, if your little ones are finding it hard to stay occupied, then we’ve got just the thing for you! 

Keep reading to discover our top 10 things to do with your kids this winter.

WINTER BLUES

Family-friendly activities for the winter

There’s a reason that winter often feels depressing or filled with zero energy, especially after the holidays. SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder is very real and occurs in late Autumn until Early Spring. 

Symptoms that are associated with SAD often include feeling down, losing interest in activities, having low energy, and even having problems with sleeping. As such, it’s important not to ignore these symptoms and find the right treatment.1

A leading contributor to SAD is the reduced hours of sunlight we receive in the winter months. Because of this, it’s important to go outside while there’s still daylight. It’s also recommended to prioritize social activities, and doing so with the family will only boost your bond!2

TOP 10 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVTIES FOR THE WINTER

1. Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

Family-friendly activities for the winter

A winter photo scavenger hunt can be a great way to get involved with your kids and go out and explore during the winter. Do a little bit of research around your area or just randomize a list with your little ones before heading out and putting those photography skills to the test!

We recommend using an Instax Camera to instantly get your photos!

2. Tell Stories/Play Games by the Fire

Family-friendly activities for the winter

Telling stories or playing games by the fire is a great way to connect with your family and have some low-maintenance fun while staying warm on a cold winter night. Perfectly pair it with a cup of hot cocoa and you’ve got a night worth remembering.

We recommend the kuddly Hoodie to add to the cosiness of the night!

3. Snuggle and Watch a Movie

Family-friendly activities for the winter

Don’t want to brave the cold to go to the movies? No worries! With so many streaming services at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to pop your own popcorn and sit down to watch a movie at home!

We recommend snuggling in a cosy big kuddly throw with the whole family while you watch the latest flick from the comfort of your living room!

4. Ice Skating

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Get some fresh air this winter and bundle up to go ice skating! Not only will you get the much needed sunshine, but you’ll also be doing something fun and active with your family, so there are benefits all around.

We recommend Skatehut for all your ice skating needs!

5. Family Gaming

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Get connected with your family with some gold old family gaming! Whether you play online or offline, there’s tons of fun to be had with all the different video games out there!

For family fun, we recommend getting a Nintendo Switch! Play Mario Party or Mario Kart and have hours of fun!

6. Stargazing Road Trip

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Even if you can’t make it out for a day trip, there’s plenty to be seen at night! Grab some snacks, some blankets, and maybe a telescope and head out to view the largest canvas in the universe––the starry night sky!

We recommend grabbing a kuddly Weighted Blanket to make the night super cosy and relaxing as you view the night sky! And if you’re worried about taking your kuddly weighted blanket on the road, don’t worry because it’s completely machine washable.

7. Girls (or Boys!) Night

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Nothing beats a girls’ (and even a boys’) night! It’s the perfect time for some mother-daughter or father-son time! Pamper yourselves and eat all your favourite treats while you relax and maybe watch a movie or complete a project together.

We recommend toasting up the night with a pair of our top-rated kuddly Komfies! The added warmth will feel fantastic after a mani/pedi!

8. Paint Night

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It’s really important to boost your creativity when you’re stuck at home, and doing it with family is always super fun! Set up a paint night and really get involved with your kids as you create fantastic masterpieces.

We recommend Zieler for all your artistic needs! Whether you’re looking for canvases, paintbrushes, or calligraphy pens, they’ve got everything!

9. Baking

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You probably hear a lot of famous chefs credit their mother, father, or grandparents for getting them involved in the kitchen. Well, maybe you should pick up a recipe book and start introducing your little ones to the kitchen! Who knows, your son could be the next Jamie Oliver!

We recommend checking out these kid-friendly recipes, courtesy of BBC’s good food!

10. Build a Snowman

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Anna said it best when she asked “Do you want to build a snowman?” This classic activity is perfect for any age! I remember building a snowman with my mum when I was little, so it’s definitely something that your kids will enjoy too!

We recommend Jack Wolfskin for all your outdoor clothing needs!

Fun things to do with your kids this winter

That’s our list of the 10 things to do with your kids this winter. We hope you found something you’d love to try. In fact, we’d love to see all the fun winter activities you get up to in your kuddlys.

Be sure to tag us @kudd.ly.

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