40 Fun Winter Day Activities

A snowflake in ice

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The sun has mostly disappeared and the mornings are more and more frosty, however instead of waiting for that beach weather wrap up and take advantage of the Winter season.

Winter months can be really difficult for some people with illnesses or disabilities, so planning to do activities throughout these upcoming months can be helpful in boosting mental health and keep you busy. Winter days and nights are darker and colder, it can bring down your mood. Taking advantage of the change of season by creating a Winter bucket list filled with cold weather fun activities to do with loved ones or individually. 

Here are 40 fun activities for you to try with loved ones or individually:

  1. Watch Christmas films
  2. Fill your home with Christmas decorations
  3. Enjoy a pampering evening
  4. Cosy up with a good book
  5. Have a games night
  6. Go on a Winter walk
  7. Decorate your Christmas tree
  8. Have a craft afternoon
  9. Wrap Christmas presents
  10. Listen to Christmas songs
  11. Journal about what you are grateful for at Christmas
  12. Make some homemade soup
  13. Bake some cookies
  14. Make and enjoy hot chocolates
  15. Build a snowman
  16. Visit a Christmas market
  17. Visit and admire Christmas decorations and lights
  18. Donate to the homeless
  19. Make snow angels
  20. Have a snowball fight
  21. Roast marshmallows over a fire
  22. Have a duvet day
  23. Knit a scarf or learn how to knit
  24. Go ice fishing
  25. Start a scrapbook
  26. Keep a journal
  27. Binge watch a tv series
  28. Go sledding
  29. Go ice skating
  30. Have a bonfire
  31. Decorate sugar cookies
  32. Have a Winter family photo shoot
  33. Do a random act of kindness
  34. Learn to snowboard
  35. Bake a pie
  36. Make and decorate gingerbread house
  37. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  38. Do a jigsaw puzzle with loved ones
  39. Have a pyjama day
  40. Clean and declutter for Christmas

What is something on your Winter bucket list? I’d love to hear in the comments.





37 thoughts on “40 Fun Winter Day Activities

  1. Love that you’ve got a mix of indoor and outdoor suggestions here! Winter is the perfect time to cosy up with a book, though I never get to build a snowman because the snow is rubbish here (if it even settles).

  2. I feel like I’m running out of time to do all the Christmas stuff I want to do! My goal today is to get some cookie recipes together and try making some Christmas cookies with my sons this weekend! <3

  3. These are some great ideas, and I love that you’ve got a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. I’m hoping to go ice skating at a local Christmas market this Sunday, hich should be fun, I’ve only ever been once. I can’t remember the last time I built a snowman! So that may need to happen this Winter.

  4. I haven’t had a snow fight in ages! I would love to do that this winter! If it snows… (I hate snow lol) great list of activities! Thank you for sharing!

      1. I do not do well with winter, but keeping my surroundings well lit and keeping busy with different projects really helps. Great post!

  5. We made a giant snow ball one year by rolling it down the hill behind our house. It was taller than me so, unfortunately, we could not make it into a snowman without discovering a giant! But I do so love making little snow people all around the yard. 🙂

    As for board games, we love them in our family!

  6. These are great ideas. I’ve already done a few thing on this list like decorate both inside and out, wrapped present, listen to Christmas music, and made our own Christmas wreath. I’m hope I can do a few more of these activities soon.

    Jordan | Myflourishingretrospect.blogspot.com

  7. I love these winter activities! If we have snow in the city, I would love to build all sorts of snow figures, hehe. You can’t go wrong with going to a Christmas market, ever!!! Mmmm, a hot chocolate on a cold day is the best. These activities are great for all sorts of conditions. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  8. This is a great list of activities! I’ll definitely be having a craft afternoon with my daughter soon & I also bought gingerbread cookies to make a house! I’m looking forward to visiting a Christmas market next month too!

  9. This is a fun list! I haven’t made a winter-specific bucket list at this point but I do know that I want to get out winter camping with my husband and our dogs. It’s something I’ve always wanted to introduce my husband to (I did it a few times when I was younger and enjoyed it) and what better year to make it happen than the one where we can’t travel anywhere? Right? It’s an option that’s right here, local.

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