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18 Winter Fun Ideas

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Here are 18 fun (and cheap) outdoor activities to get you motivated.

  1. Go ice skating.
  2. Build a winter bonfire and make s’mores.
  3. Rent some snowshoes and go snowshoeing.
  4. If you have the equipment, go winter camping. If that’s too ambitious, check out your state parks for cabin or yurt rentals. Once you’re there, go on beautiful winter hikes (afterwards, a cozy fire is definitely in order).
  5. Take your dog for a walk. It’s one of the main benefits of having and owning a dog.
  6. Go cross-country skiing.
  7. Attend a dog-sled race. You don’t have to live in Alaska to see one of these – check your state’s Department of Natural Resources page, they usually have a list of upcoming events.
  8. Go sledding.
  9. Build a fort and have a snowball fight with your kids (or your spouse/partner). Or buy a snow block maker and build an igloo.
  10. Take a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and sit outside on your front porch swing.
  11. Shovel paths in the snow.
  12. Feed the birds or go birdwatching. Make your own birdfeeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed.
  13. Go ice fishing.
  14. Go on a winter picnic. Take blankets, sandwiches and hot soup in a thermos. This might give you some fun, cheap date ideas for couples as well.
  15. Head out on a photo expedition to take pictures of the winter landscape.
  16. If you live near a big city, set off on foot to explore it! You might want to check out some of the group buying daily deals sites like Groupon and LivingSocial to find new things to do in the area for cheap too.
  17. Have kids or dogs? Set up an obstacle course in the yard with jumps, tunnels and other challenges.
  18. Make snow paint. Simply add food coloring to water and put in a spray bottle, then go out and paint your yard!

Do you have any fun or unique ideas that motivate you and others to get outside when the temperature drops? Please share them here!

by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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elwalters77
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Great ideas! TFS

GwenMB
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

#18 really sounds fun!  All my squirt bottles are being used, I'll have to go to the dollar store & get a couple just for this purpose.

(Now we just need snow!)

brownhoney21
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM

 Good ideas.

sandbuster
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM

TFS

I love making snow angels, when the snow sticks, lol

sandbuster
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I am so, so excited now that we live in a "big" city I can go roller skating with my son!!

MamaMandee
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

A few years ago when the Colts were in the Superbowl I made a snow man and then sprayed him blue, he was a big hit with everyone who saw him, even the local paper came & took a pic of him. 

Quoting GwenMB:

#18 really sounds fun!  All my squirt bottles are being used, I'll have to go to the dollar store & get a couple just for this purpose.

(Now we just need snow!)


bwsmommy
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

 Such great ideas !! We also go driving around looking for christmas lights !

mommythree0508
by on Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM


Quoting brownhoney21:

 Good ideas.

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MamaMandee
by on Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:21 PM
We love to do that too!

Quoting bwsmommy:

 Such great ideas !! We also go driving around looking for christmas lights !

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BabyTeki
by on Dec. 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I don't have anything to add hit I live tje ideas you gave
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