Winter, the winter months can be difficult for a lot of people. The cold weather, the lack of sunshine and in some cases the days are shorter. This can leave people feeling sad or depressed. We’re going to talk about some things we can do this winter to help make it more enjoyable.
Make your own hot chocolate.
- Add a dash of cayenne pepper, chili powder and nutmeg to your hot chocolate mix.
- Make sure to add whipped cream on top! This is an absolute must-have for any cup of hot chocolate!
- Add cinnamon to your hot chocolate mix! Cinnamon is the perfect spice to use when you want something spicy that isn’t too overpowering in taste or heat level (if you don’t like cinnamon, try adding peppermint extract instead). I prefer this method because then I can control how much spice goes into each individual cup without having them overpower one another like they might if there were too many cayenne peppers added directly into my drink itself (and trust me: no one wants too much cayenne pepper!).
Have an indoor picnic.
- Have a picnic in your living room.
A picnic is an easy way to spend time with friends and family, especially during the winter months when it’s too cold or snowy outside to enjoy nature. If you don’t have any plans for the weekend, get together with a few people and make a day out of it! Take some blankets from your closet or buy some at the store if you need them. Then find a nice spot on whatever flooring you have—your carpet will work fine—and lay out all of your food and drinks in front of everyone. You might want to make sure there are no dirty dishes lying around before everyone arrives so that no one gets hurt later on by tripping over anything unexpected (or even worse).
In addition to having indoor picnics indoors at home, there are other places you can go instead:
Make a movie night with friends.
- Rent a movie or watch one on Netflix.
- Make popcorn, drinks, and snacks.
- Make a cozy blanket fort (see below for more information).
- Play board games with friends or family members who live near you! You can also play online games together using Discord, which is really easy to use and free! If you have any other ideas for fun things to do during winter break (like making art projects), don’t be afraid to suggest them in the comments below!
Make a snowman.
- Make sure you have a good snowman-making kit. A good snowman-making kit includes:
- The right amount of water in your bucket.
- The right amount of food coloring in your bucket.
- Plenty of sticks, branches and twigs for your snowman’s arms and legs.
- Enough rocks for his eyes and nose (if he doesn’t come with those accessories).
Make homemade holiday decorations.
The best part about making your own decorations is that you can use recycled materials. So, instead of buying new ornaments for the tree, think outside the box! What about using some old dishes you’ve had around your house for years? Or what about using a few bags of plastic grocery bags as snowflakes for your windowsill? Get creative and have fun with it!
The second best part is that this activity is great for kids. It doesn’t matter if they’re five or fifty-five; everyone loves to create something beautiful out of trash. Let them take charge and they might even surprise you with their unique design sense!
If you’re looking to do some holiday crafting with friends or family members, this would be the perfect choice. It’s easy enough so anyone can join in on the fun but still challenging enough that everyone will feel accomplished when they’re done. And don’t forget to share a drink while working on these crafts together—after all, we’ve all got off work during this time so why not spend some time doing something fun together before going back home each night?
Help someone less fortunate than you.
You can also help people who are less fortunate than you. You can donate to charity, donate food to the food bank, volunteer at a homeless shelter and nursing home.
You could even volunteer at a hospital if you’re feeling brave!
Play games by the fire.
It might be a little cliché to suggest the best way to spend winters with your family and friends is by playing games by the fire, but it’s also 100 percent true.
Games are a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect, whether you’re playing cards with your grandmother or video games with your kids. There are so many different types of board games available on the market that there’s bound to be something everyone in your family can enjoy. If you have a game night planned this winter, make sure you’ve got enough food and drinks on hand—you don’t want anyone getting stuck in the kitchen!
Curl up and read a book by the fire.
Curling up with a book by the fire is one of the best ways to spend an evening this winter. It’s a great way to relax, unwind and stay warm! If you’re looking for something new to read, check out our list of books perfect for curling up by the fireplace.
Volunteer at an animal shelter to walk dogs or play with kittens.
- At a local animal shelter, you can volunteer to walk dogs.
- You can also volunteer at a local animal shelter to play with kittens.
- You can also volunteer at a local animal shelter to help the staff with tasks such as cleaning and feeding animals, answering phone calls from potential adopters, fundraising for the shelter, or other tasks that need doing on any given day.
You can choose whether you want to volunteer at an animal shelter in your town or in another town—or even abroad!
Have a soup night with friends and learn how to make different kinds of soup.
If you’re looking for some new ideas to help fill your calendar with fun things to do, here are a few ideas:
- Have a soup night with friends and learn how to make different kinds of soup.
- Go ice skating in the park on the weekend
- Have a movie night at home with popcorn and candy (or just takeout!)
- Take up knitting for winter – it’s super easy!
There are lots of fun, inexpensive things you can do during the winter months!
You can do a lot of fun, inexpensive things during the winter months. If you’re feeling stuck, try being creative and using your imagination. Don’t just stay home! It’s easy to get into a routine of doing the same activities every day, but that can get boring quickly. If you want something new and exciting to do when it’s cold outside or you’re bored out of your mind, check out these ideas:
- Try going somewhere new! Explore different neighborhoods or cities by foot or bike. You might find some places that surprise you with their beauty (or at least make for an interesting photo).
- Take up a new hobby like drawing or writing poetry/short stories/articles about how much better winter is than summer because everyone knows summer sucks more than anything else ever invented by man.*
With all these options, you’re sure to find something fun to do this winter. Be safe out there!