When it comes to summer, there’s a lot to do. The weather is warm, and the sun is shining and it’s easy to get outside and enjoy the warmth. The winter is a different story, especially for those who adore warm climates but aren’t too crazy about the cold. However, there are a lot of fun winter activities to enjoy. Here are a few of them:
Sledding in the snow
A tried and proven way of having fun when there’s snow is to get a bunch of sleds and sled down snowy hills. Make a fun experience of it by taking pictures of fun moments with Christmas t-shirts and Christmas hats to keep you all warm.
If you and your family aren’t into extreme sports like snowboarding or sledding, this is the way to go. A truly classic wintertime activity, prepare for winter by finding sleds for everyone in your family today.
Visiting ski resorts
On the flip side, if you all want to try your hands (feet) at skiing, get some ski passes and visit the resort that is easiest for you to get to (or the one that you prefer). While you may want to budget for ski lessons to ensure everyone’s safety and expertise on the slopes, it’s definitely an experience worth trying in your lifetime.
Skiing certainly is an expensive sport to get into but if you shop for ski gear at the end of the season, you can find great discounts and reuse the ski gear for the next winter season.
If you live in an area that doesn’t see snow and you want to do something “wintery,” ice skating rinks are a great alternative. You can feel like you’re in a cold climate while in Florida or Texas.
It’s a fun experience and relatively easy for your kids to pick up, making for a fun winter activity when you simply can’t get away to a winter wonderland. In some northern states, you will find that lakes and ponds freeze up enough for ice skating—however, only skate on places that have been designated safe for ice skating.
Snowball fights are a must
If you are lucky to see snow in the winter, you know what you can’t miss out on? Snowball fights! In fact, if there’s something that you must enjoy while the snow is present, it’s definitely a competition to see who’s the best at throwing and making snowballs.
However, be careful. Make sure you’re far away from snow that could have sticks or rocks in it. Emphasize the importance of smooth, fluffy snowballs without any particles.
Have a snowman competition
Get your camera out and challenge your family to a snowman competition. When you have plenty of snow, there’s only one thing to do: see who can make the best snowman possible!
Break up in teams if your family is big enough or have the older sibling help the younger one as they compete against your parental unit. Whatever the case, you can’t let winter pass you by without building snowmen and taking pictures with them. Look up ideas on Pinterest if you are dying to win the competition.
Make the most of winter by enjoying some of the best pastimes in the winter. Whether you’re planning to go to a ski resort or you’re preparing for snow in your city and have bought some sleds, you can be sure that while we may dislike the cold, we sure do love the fun to be had in the beautiful, fluffy, white powder that only accompanies wintertime weather.