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100 Things to Do This Winter

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I know, I know, we're jumping the gun again here. Winter doesn't technically start until December 21 (and runs through March 20 for those of you keeping track). BUT we've already had our first snow, and I don't know about you, but the Walkush household is already in full Christmas mode. So, it seems as though Winter is upon us. Let's just say we're getting a head start on these fun activities.

But for those of you who might be squeezing the last drops of fun out of Fall, pop over to our 100 Things to Do This Fall List (or pin it for next Fall). And don't forget we also have an awesome 100 Things to Do This Summer List and 100 Things to Do This Spring List - so check those out too.

Today's list is 100 things you might want to consider doing with your family this Winter. Some are activities the kids can do by themselves, and some they might need help with. And some are all for you!

And to show you that these are activities that we Harris Sisters endorse, I have included links and photos of our own experiences with many of these suggestions. Enjoy!


2. Wrap Christmas Presents (Need help? Try our blue, red and green, or neutral free Christmas printables.)
4. Catch Snowflakes on Your Tongue
5. Go Through Your Old Toys and Collect Any You Can Donate
6. Go for a Sleigh Ride or a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

9. Make Snow Cream
10. Blow Bubbles Outside on a Very Cold Day to See if They Will Freeze
11. Make a Gingerbread House
12. Make Magic Reindeer Food
13. Drive Around the Neighborhood and Look at Christmas Lights
14. Write a Parody of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas That Includes the Year’s Most Memorable Events

15. Go Caroling
17. Make Mulled Cider or Wassail
18. Play Shadow Puppets
20. Have a Snowball Fight
21. Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater

23. Make a Snow Fort
24. Make Gingerbread Pancakes
25. Play 20 Questions
26. Fold and Cut Paper Snowflakes
27. Make Soup
28. Go Sledding

30. Research, Create, and Play a Game of Christmas Trivia
31. Fly Paper Airplanes
32. Make Hot Cocoa
33. Donate Food to a Local Food Bank
34. Track Santa’s Progress on NORAD
35. Leave Cookies and Milk for Santa

36. Visit Friends and Family Members on Christmas Day
37. Play with Your New Toys
38. Go Ice Skating
39. Tell Jokes
40. Make a Fort Out of Pillows and Blankets
41. Read a Book by the Fire 
42. Make Snow Angels

43. Make Fondue
44. Go Snow Tubing
45. Put Food Coloring and Water in Spray Bottles and Use It to “Paint” Snow
47. Take Photos of Trees Covered in Snow and Icicles 
48. Take a Long Bubble Bath
49. Build a Snowman

50. Assemble a Jigsaw Puzzle
51. Visit a Local Monument or Historical Site
52. Start Planning Your Family’s Summer Vacation
53. Make Goodies for a New Year’s Party
54. Watch the Ball Drop and Count Down to the New Year
55. Sing Auld Lang Syne
56. Eat Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens for Luck on New Year’s Day

58. Go Through Photo Albums and Remember the Year’s Best (and Maybe Worst) Times
59. Give Yourself a New Year’s Makeover
60. Celebrate the New Year with a Sparkling Cider or Milkshake Toast
61. Blow Party Horns, Throw Confetti, and Maybe Set Off Any Remaining Summer Fireworks
62. Buy Girl Scout Cookies While They’re Available

63. Watch Groundhog Day (the movie) on Groundhog Day
64. Watch Punxsatawney Phil to See Whether We’ll Have an Early Spring!
66. Watch the Super Bowl, the Half Time Show, or at Least the Commercials
67. Order Takeout to Celebrate Chinese New Year (Don’t Forget the Fortune Cookies!)
68. Sort the Messages in a Bag of Conversation Hearts. Look for Unique Ones.

70. Make a Heart Shaped Pizza for Valentine’s Day Dinner
71. Make Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Floats with Strawberry Soda and Vanilla Ice Cream
72. Give (Chocolate) Hugs and Kisses to Your Favorite Person
73. Learn How to Say “I Love You” in Different Languages

75. Visit an Indoor Bounce House
76. Make a Meal from Another Country or Culture
78. Eat King Cake on Fat Tuesday
79. OR Celebrate National Pancake Day with IHOP 
80. Go to a Planetarium
81. Play a Game of Dominoes or Set Them Up in a Row and Knock Them Down 

82. Celebrate Leap Year (If It’s the Year for One) or Learn About When We’ll Have the Next One
83. Have a Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
84. Complete a Word Search
85. Make Popcorn and Try Different Toppings
86. Have a Family Game Night
87. Have a Family Slumber Party (Drag Out the Inflatable Air Mattresses for Mom and Dad!)
88. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 2nd

89. March Is National Reading Month – Celebrate by Reading Some of The Harris Sisters’ Must-Read Books 
90. Celebrate National Grammar Day on March 4th
91. Play a Game of Checkers or Chess
92. Set Your Clocks Forward for Daylight Saving Time
93. Eat Pie on National Pie Day on March 14th
94. Practice Knitting or Crocheting (or Learn How)

95. Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
96. Eat Skittles for a St. Patrick’s Day Snack
97. Look for Four Leaf Clovers!
98. Mix Sprite and Lime Sherbet for a St. Patrick’s Day Treat
99. Eat an Entire Meal Made of Green Food
100. Eat Lucky Charms on St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

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