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Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families: 88 Fun & Festive Activities (2022)

Last Updated on August 26, 2021.

The winter season is a time for family bonding. It’s also a time to get out and do something fun that you may not have had the chance to enjoy all year long. If you are looking for some ideas on how your family can have an awesome winter, then check out this blog post! Here we will share our ultimate bucket list of 88 activities during the winter months. It has something for everyone in the family and includes indoor and outdoor activities with options from mild to wild!

In the Snow

  • Build a snowman
  • Build a snow fort
  • Create snow angels
  • Go sledding
  • Hide mini-figures in the snow and dig for buried treasure
  • Shovel a neighbour’s driveway
  • Paint the snow using food dye and water in spray bottles
  • Make snow ice cream
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Go tubing
  • Go snowboarding
  • Ride snowmobiles
  • Go skiing
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Do an outdoor winter photoshoot
  • Play Tic-Tac-Toe in the snow
  • Take a walk while it’s snowing
  • Go caroling
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Blow bubbles and watch them freeze

Other Outside or Away From Home Adventures

  • Go ice skating
  • Take a winter nature hike
  • Play tag in the dark with glow sticks
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Go for a drive to look at holiday lights
  • Go ice fishing
  • See the Nutcracker
  • Donate old towels and bedding to an animal shelter
  • Donate old toys to a shelter
  • Go on a sleigh ride
  • Go holiday gift shopping at your favorite store
  • Volunteer for a charity
  • Attend a hockey game
  • Spend a night (or weekend) in a winter cabin
  • Cut a fresh Christmas tree
  • See a play or musical
  • Swim at an indoor pool
  • Go bowling
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Visit Santa
  • Adopt a child/ family for Christmas
  • Do a polar plunge

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Cozy Indoor Activities

  • Build an indoor fort
  • Have a family movie night
  • Read stories by the fire
  • Do a secret Santa exchange
  • Go camping indoors
  • Work on a puzzle
  • Take turns asking “would you rather” questions
  • Do an advent calendar
  • Declutter and organize your closets
  • Host a family game night
  • Watch classic Christmas movies
  • Host a football party
  • Decorate your Christmas tree
  • Get a Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers
  • Have a Pajama Day
  • Have a “screen-free” day together
  • Binge watch a TV show
  • Have an indoor picnic
  • Have a winter fashion show
  • Set goals for the New Year
  • Send a care package to a soldier
  • Go through your old photos
  • Plan a winter staycation
  • Start a new winter family tradition
  • Learn a new hobby
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In the Kitchen

  • Have a kitchen dance party
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Make apple cider
  • Roast marshmallows/ make s’mores
  • Make gingerbread men
  • Bake homemade bread
  • Bake holiday cookies
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Bake a pie
  • Make your favorite soup recipes
  • Make a big warm breakfast
  • Eat candy canes
  • Make treats for your neighbors
  • Make homemade cinnamon rolls
  • Enjoy a big holiday dinner with family
  • Make Chili

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Winter Crafts

  • Make snowflake playdough
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Create a pine cone wreath
  • Make your own snow globe
  • Make a winter sensory bottle
  • DIY Valentines Day Cards
  • Make homemade holiday cards
  • Make holiday stretchy slime
  • Create a Christmas Calm Down Kit
  • Make a paper snow globe
  • Write letters to Santa
  • Make popcorn strands for the Christmas tree
  • Make holiday ornaments
  • Write your own Christmas story
  • Make your own winter table centerpiece
  • Make a nativity scene
  • Craft your own Christmas stockings

Winter bucket lists are a great way to enjoy winter with your family. Got an idea for an activity that should be on this winter bucket list? Email me!

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