Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Activities

You all may remember when my family made a Summer Activities list to help guide us six months gave the kids many things to look forward to and kept my husband and focused to be sure we didn't waste away the warm days.

Because it was such a hit (and useful for me to stay on track), we've created a Winter Activities list. Winter can be very long here in Wisconsin with the bitter cold and wind and snow...I think this list will become a new tradition to give us things to look forward to. Here's what's on our list so far:
  • Build a snow fort/castle
  • Go for a hike
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Build a snowman
  • Go sledding
  • Take a long Christmas light drive with hot chocolate
  • Build cars for a drive-in movie
  • Watch a movie at the "drive-in"
  • Make homemade marshmallows
  • Go ice skating
  • Have a full day of pajamas and games
  • Visit the John Michael Kohler Art Center
  • Go to Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Paint our own pottery
  • Stay at a waterpark hotel
  • Create animals out of tinfoil
  • Bake a pie from scratch
  • Build a fort out of newspaper
  • Take a trip to Chicago for a few days
  • Go bowling
  • Visit the Milwaukee Public Museum to see the mummy exhibit
  • Go on "dates" with each child individually
  • Build a gingerbread house from scratch
  • Go for a carriage ride
That is our list thus far this winter...and it doesn't even technically start until later this week. We've already done a handful of these activities but instead of crossing them out we just add stars after each one so we can do them over and over. Feel free to use any of those ideas and to pass along more of your own...I'm always looking for fun things to do!

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