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With wintertime in full swing, it can be hard to figure out fun things to do with the family. Depending on where you’re located, it may be extremely cold, or you may get hit with a lot of snow. While this can be unfortunate, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have some winter fun with the family. Wintertime offers unique experiences that you might miss until the following year, so here are a few great winter activities to do with the family.

Go Play In The Snow!

Depending on what state you live in, you may be lucky (or unlucky, depending on your view) to get to experience snow every winter. While snow is cold, messy, and tends to cause problems such as making travel a hassle, it’s also an opportunity for loads of fun. For example, if you have a sled, a big hill, and enough snow, you can go sledding! Sledding is fun for the whole family and requires practically no money beyond the money for the sled itself. Some people even choose to make their own sleds! Of course, make sure you’re safe when sledding. Other options include the tried and true classic of building a snowman. You can make this a family activity, strengthening your bonds with one another and teaching the importance of teamwork.

Be Productive

If the weather is too harsh to go out into, another great option is to be productive around the house by completing chores, amongst other things you might need to do around the house. While the kids might not be the biggest fan of this idea at first, it’s easy to make chores into a game so they’re fun and fly by. On top of that, doing chores will keep the house comfortable while everyone’s trapped inside to the inclement weather. The chores you have your children do will likely depend on how old they are and how much you trust them. If they’re particularly young, the chores will likely be simpler such as picking up their toys. If they’re older, you can likely have them mop, do dishes, and do laundry, amongst other things.

Play a Game!

Games are a great way to pass the time and keep the family together when stuck inside on a cold, wintry day. Your family might be a “game family” that tends to play games all the time, but any family can enjoy some game time together. If you have a deck of cards, you’ll have an unlimited amount of games with those alone. Board games are another option, as there seems to be a limitless number of them in existence nowadays, but be sure you’re ready for a commitment as many take a decent amount of time