The weather is crisp and cool, and the trees are losing their leaves. It's officially winter time, which means there are tons of winter activities to take part in. Even if this winter looks a little different from year's past, there's still a wide range of winter fun to be had.
Virtual Cookie Exchange
Making holiday cookies screams "winter", so keep that traditional alive by hosting a virtual cookie exchange. This fun winter activity is something the whole family can get on board with as you cut, create, and crave those cooling cookies. Get friends on board and share your recipes as you bake with your buddies live. You'll feel like your kitchen is full of friends and family, while staying safe and having fun.
The cooler weather begs for some hot and heavenly meals. This year, try something new and sign up for an online cooking class. There's a host of classes online, for fees or free, to take your cooking skills to a new level. Not only will the class teach you some new tips and tricks, but you'll get to share what you've learned when you cook and celebrate with your family.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
There is so much to do outside during the winter months! Bundle up and enjoy a fire with smores, collect colorful leaves, take hearty hike, or even a enjoy night of stargazing. Getting out of the house to savor these nippy temps is great, especially if you've felt a bit cooped up.
Let it Snow
If you've got snow in your area, grab the kids and start building that snowman or get geared up for a giant snowball fight. This snowy tradition is always fun for the whole family. If you don't have snow in your scenery, mix it up this year with some fake snow, which everyone can partake in. This fun activity will make you feel like you've got a winter wonderland, even with some warm weather.
Host a Game Night
Even if all the family and friends can be near, you can still host your epic game night virtually. Get everyone a board and play together from afar, or find some games online so everyone can log on and link up.
Everyone knows it's winter when the gingerbread houses come out. This activity is fun for everyone and brings out all the holidays feels. Build your own from scratch or find a kit online to make the holidays come alive. Gingerbread house kits have really taken it up a notch over the years, and the skies the limit on how you decide to adorn your abode.
Knack for Knitting
Knitting is not only a great way to pass the time during the wintry months, but a great way to keep your loved ones warm. Knit socks, scarves, and hats and give them out as gifts during the holidays or design a few of your favorite items for yourself. This historic hobby is easy to get started and fun to teach to the little ones.