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10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

10 Creative Things To Do When It’s Cold Outside

10 Creative Things to Do When It’s Cold Outside

If you are anything like me, you live in a colder climate which means that for 5-6 months out of the year, there is snow on the ground, and the temperature often dips low enough that you shouldn’t spend long periods outdoors. If this sounds familiar, you are likely internally celebrating that it’s almost the end of January, which means it’s the halfway point of winter. In my area, we have had many days where the temperature dips dangerously low, sometimes for weeks on end; -50 degrees Celsius or -58 degrees Fahrenheit for the Americans reading this. Keep reading for 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside and discover some fun ideas to keep your kids entertained indoors!

Keeping the kids entertained can be a challenge on cold days. This list can make it much easier!

This means that the chance for frostbite and other things rises significantly, and it is essential to keep ourselves entertained inside, which can be pretty challenging when you have children. In our area, this also means indoor recess for those kids who attend mainstream school. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying just to put them in front of a screen and hope for the best.

Also, you can only watch so much kids’ TV before you are going to lose your grip on reality, right?! But how do you entertain kids for a few days to a week? I mean, even I get bored if I spend too much time indoors, so what could I possibly do with my kids?

Our list of 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside can help take away the stress of coming up with your own ideas.

“Anything can be fun with the right attitude and if your kiddos are engaged, they might even forget that they wanted to go outside!”

First, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go outside to have fun! I know what you’re thinking; how do I convince my kids to stare out the window, longing to play in the snow? Well, the first step is to focus not on what you can’t do and shift the focus to what you can. Plenty of indoor activities keep you going even if you have to stay in a house where it’s warm. Keep reading to discover an easy list of 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside.

Anything can be fun with the right attitude, and if your kiddos are engaged, they might even forget that they wanted to go outside! Read on to discover ten things to do with your kids when it’s too cold outside; these are just the beginning that you can use to keep your kiddos occupied when it’s too cold to go outside to play.

Here is a list of 10 Creative Things To Do When When You Can’t Go Outside:

1. Make a Craft

10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

Kids love crafts, and even if you are not the most creative or crafty person, you can also learn to love them. No, you don’t have to use glitter or make slime. There are so many ideas on the internet that will spark your imagination and give your kiddos something fun to do. They will feel proud that they accomplished something and might even develop a game to play using what they made, turning this one activity into two!

2. Make/Play a Board Game

This might be a better activity for older children as it can take some higher-level thinking. You can dream up all the parts together and make them with whatever you have. Your board game can be inspired by a favourite book, TV show, or just out of your kids’ imaginations. Your kids can design their board, characters, action cards, spinner, or dice! Once you have planned this and created the pieces, you can sit together and play the game!

3. Build a Fort 

A fort is always a good idea! You can use blankets, pillows, sheets or even an old small tent if you have the space. They can get set up to watch movies or read books, or it can be a great place to do their school work for the day, all while keeping their mind off the temperature outside.

4. Do a Science Experiment

You don’t have to focus only on the fun; you can also include academics into your inside day.  Head to the kitchen and make a volcano or see how long ice melts in different temperatures, whatever you want. You can tailor it to what you currently do in science or do a fun one-time experiment. It’s up to you!

5. Read a Book or a Series 

A cold day can be the perfect time for reading. You can read together or make separate spots to read depending on the age of your kids. You could also pick a book or series to read as a marathon. Maybe today is the day you start the Harry Potter series with your kids, or maybe introduce your older kids to the Hunger Games or Divergent books. The sky’s the limit; let your interests and reading levels guide you to the right choices, and spend a cozy day immersing yourself in the imaginary world of your choice.

10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

6. Write a Story or a Play and Act it Out

Like the board game suggestion above, take inspiration from anything you want and write a story or play with your kids. Once you have it written, you could design a set and find props to act it together.

7. Bake Something 

Spend some quality time together in the kitchen. You can encourage your kids to practice their reading and measurement skills and get something yummy out of the deal!

10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

8. Do an Art Project

Sit those kids down at the table and pull out all the art supplies. Have them draw, paint, and imagine to their heart’s desire. They will have fun creating something they love.  

9. Have a Dance Party

You can do active things indoors as well. Put on some of your favourite music and dance together. This is fun and can give you a little exercise while you’re at it. Show off those moves!

 10. Watch a Movie

Sometimes, everyone needs just a little downtime, and we don’t always take the time we need with today’s busy schedules. So why not take the opportunity to cuddle up and watch your favourite movie? It’s a great way to spend some time together, and it takes minimal prep from you.

10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

Being stuck inside can be fun!

I know it can be a long stretch being stuck indoors if the temperature dips too many days in a row but fear not. There are many, many activities you can do even when you can’t go outside. These 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside can help to pass the time. So why not take a suggestion or two from the above list and take their focus away from the window and all the things they aren’t able to do. Stay warm and enjoy! 

Remember to take care of yourself. 

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