Funny things to do this winter

Build a snowman
1. One of the winter classics, building a snowman takes just some packable snow and a few accessories usually available in your home. .....
Build an igloo
2. If the snow load was generous enough, you can also try to build an igloo. Use a plastic bin to form your snow bricks and stack the blocks one upon another around a circle plan. Dont forget to leave an opening for the entrance. .....
Have a snowball fight
3. Another popular winter activity, snowball fights are always fun to have. Just make sure its not too hard (snowballs can hurt). .....
Go sledding
4. If there is a snowcovered hill in your neighborhood, you can enjoy all possible and impossible types of downhill fun. If you dont have a sled, use a tough plastic bag. .....
Make a snow angel
5. Find a patch of deep fresh snow, lay down on it and imprint your body parts on the snow while moving your straight arms back and forth. .....
Go sliding
6. Find a frozen pond, remove the upper snow layer, polish it with a piece of cloth and enjoy some nice sliding. If the ice is really smooth, you can travel impressive distances just on the soles of your boots. .....
Go feed the birds
7. By feeding the birds during the winter season, you can kill two birds with one stone (pun unintended). First, you get the little hungry guys some food which will help them survive the winter and second, watching the birds being fed will keep your kids entertained. .....
Make a hole in ice for fish to breathe
8. Go to a frozen lake or pond and drill a hole in the ice for the fish to breathe. .....
Build a winter bonfire
9. A bonfire in winter can help create a romantic winter atmosphere while keeping everybody warm. Its also the perfect opportunity for smores .....
Attend a dog sled race
10. If you live in a region where dogsled races are held, make sure to attend one. Watching the shaggy dogs dashing across a snowblanketed landscape is an amazing experience. .....
Go hiking
11. Talking about beautiful winter landscape, snow hiking is another great free activity you can try. It will let you enjoy breathtaking winter panoramas while breathing fresh air and working out. .....
Try snow painting
12. Add food colorings to water and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Then, take your kids out and let them paint your yard. .....
Identify animal tracks
13. Learn how to identify animal tracks left in the snow and head out into the wilderness for a fun adventure. .....
Make a snow lantern
14. With packable snow and a few tea lights, you can create this amazing lantern. All you need to do is build a little snow ball pyramid and put the tea lights inside. .....
Host a movie night party
15. Throwing a movie night party is a great way to spend some time with your friends and save money that you would have to spend in a cinema. .....
Reread your favorite childhood book
16. Curl up in a cozy armchair and read your favorite book from childhood again. You might be surprised how vividly you will remember the book. .....
Make yourself mulled wine
17. Few things will warm you up as nicely as a cup of homemade mulled wine. Make this traditional winter drink from red wine, sugar and mulling spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. .....
Craft a Christmas door wreath
18. Creating your own Christmas door wreath is actually pretty easy. Make a circle frame from willow and then build up the greenery with pine needles or ivy and add cones, dried fruits and other decorative items. .....
Find some culture
19. Around Christmas, a number of cultural institutions and events such as museums, galleries, concerts, live performances etc. are free and open to the public. .....
Visit Christmas market
20. For the real winter atmosphere, head out to a Christmas market. While Christmas markets used to be associated only with Europe (where they originated in the 15th century), nowadays, they are held in many other parts of the world, including some US states. .....
Create paper snowflakes
21. If you happen to live where snow is scarce, make your own snowflakes from paper. Take a square piece of paper, fold it a few times and cut out the desired shapes. Unfold the paper and attach the newlyborn snowflake on your window. .....
Watch the snow fall
22. Cozy up in front of a flickering fire place and just watch the snow fall through the window. You may be surprised how relaxing and soothing it will feel. .....
Improve your baking skills
23. Winter is the perfect time to improve your baking skills and use baking as therapy to cheer you up. Cakes, muffins, cookies, bread and rolls are just some of the delicious foods to try. .....
Donate clothing to a charity
24. A long winter night is the perfect time for going through your wardrobe and sorting out old clothes. By giving it to a charity, you create some more space in your room while making someone else happy. A winwin situation indeed. .....
Take photos
25. There is no denying to the fact that winter is one of the most photogenic seasons of the year. Grab your camera and go out to take some nice pictures of the winter beauty. .....
Plan Your Summer Vacation
26. What better time to get excited for your summer vacation than on a cold winters day? Check out warm weather websites and magazines, and plan a future getaway with friends and family while you have the downtime. .....
Make an Awesome Breakfast
27. Time to step it up from the ontherun breakfast you usually have and make some French toast, bacon, or eggs to enjoy. Or try something different, but easy, like skillet apple pancakes. .....
Nap
28. When was the last time you had a daytime nap? Relive your childhood and take an uninhibited, no alarm clock, midday nap in a cozy place. .....
Make Candy
29. Have fun experimenting with some fun and easy candy recipes that you or the whole family can take part in. You can also make your candy into little gifts to give out later. .....
Take an Online Class or Tutorial
30. Take advantage of the time to learn something new for a few hours by taking an easy online class or tutorial. Search online for free options ranging from intro language classes to DIY tutorials to crafts. .....
Happy Hour
31. Assuming its noon somewhere, use this lazy day to whip up an exotic cocktail, favorite glass of wine, or a delicious hot cocktail to enjoy. Add some small appetizers to the mix to make for your own little happy hour. .....
Redecorate
32. Moving things around in your home can be fun and refreshing if you are into decorating. Try hanging your pictures in different places, rearranging your furniture, or dreaming up new ideas online. .....
Fireside Camp Out
33. If you have a fireplace, a wintery day is a great time to light it up. Have a little campout next to it with comfy pillows, snacks, and games or a good book. This is also a great option if you are without power. .....
Pajama Day in Bed
34. Turn your day inside into the ultimate time to do nothing but relax. Get on your most comfortable pajamas, gather some cozy blankets, and round up reading materials or watch TV, all while you do some serious lounging in bed. .....
Take a Luxurious Bath
35. Get your bubble bath going and make it extra luxurious with nice music, candles, and perhaps a nice book or beverage. And, if you have kids, an extra fun daytime bath with plenty of toys and bubbles can be a fun change from the usual nightly routine. .....
Shop Your Closet
36. Put the extra time you have today to playing grownup dressup. Try out some new combos, and put together outfits for upcoming events. This can help you organize your things, prune unused items, and discover cool outfits you never knew you had. .....
Indoor Fort
37. This is a great one if you have kids or just feel adventurous. Transform your living room into a fun fort using chairs and blankets to make a cozy hideout for the day. .....
Check Out Some Good Blogs
38. There are some great blogs (in addition to Wise Bread, of course) that can help you better your life or learn some great tips. Check out some of my favorites, like Zen Habits, The Daily Green, or The Art of Manliness, to get started. .....
Afternoon Tea
39. Have your own tea party right at home. You can get fancy and use nice china and put out little sandwiches and treats. This is also a fun activity you can do with the kids, substituting hot chocolate for tea if you want. .....
Catch Up With Family and Friends
40. Getting in touch with the grandparents or a longlost friend over the phone or Skype makes for a great indoor activity and can be a lot of fun for all. .....
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
41. The ultimate rainy day lunch is great on any day, let alone a cold one. Indulge in an awesome grilled cheese using any type of cheese you love and put on a pot of some delicious tomato soup. .....
Video Game Marathon
42. Anyone into gaming probably doesnt need a snow day excuse to play, but a day stuck inside provides a wonderful opportunity for a video game marathon. Or, involve the kids and do Wii competitions or learning games on your tablet or computer. .....
Popcorn and Movie Day
43. Sort of a given on any winter day, but pop up some popcorn and get comfy on the couch with your favorite movie(s). .....
Scrapbooking
44. Even if youve never scrapbooked before, now is a great time to make a book of the kids art or your accomplishments, or a gift for a friends special occasion. .....
Bake Something
45. Making good old chocolate chip cookies is an entertaining winters day activity, as is making other delicious recipes like warm pies and freshbaked bread. Or, try some easy winter treat recipes that the kids can help with, too. .....
Indoor Obstacle Course
46. Make an indoor obstacle course for the kids (or grownups) using pillows, toys, or other objects to burn off some energy and have fun. .....
Pretend Summer Day
47. If you desperately need to escape the harsh winter, bring summer to you. Look up tropical sites, make a fruit juice, and put on some Bob Marley. You can also get everyone in bathing suits and flip flops and fill the tub to go swimming. .....
Catch Up on Your Shows
48. Another given for a cold day stuck inside, but catching up on your favorite shows that you missed during busy weeks is a fun way to pass the time. Or, indulge in some mindless daytime TV without the guilt. .....
Make Soup
49. Making a nice pot of homemade hot soup is not only easy, but its also very satisfying on a winters day. Try a good chicken noodle recipe, a roasted cauliflower, or my favorite, butternut squash and carrot soup. .....
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
50. Take some time to indulge by setting up an ice cream sundae station. Round up your ice cream and toppings you may have around, like whipped cream, nuts, chocolate chips, and fruits. Kids and adults alike will love it. .....
Yoga Hour
51. Give your body and mind a relaxing day by doing some yoga. If youre new to the practice, there are some great beginner yoga sites and apps that can help you get started. Follow your session with some meditation and feel good for the day. .....
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