10 Seasonal Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter


Winter is a magical season that brings several opportunities for bonding and creating special memories with your little ones. Whether you prefer to stay cozy indoors or venture into nature, we’ve got you covered with 10 activities to enjoy with your kids this season!

At-Home Activities

1. Bake Homemade Cookies

Warm up your kitchen and satisfy your family’s sweet tooth with homemade cookies (try this delicious sweet potato pie-inspired cookie recipe).

2. Holiday Mocktail Party

Whip up some festive mocktails with your kids. Get creative with colorful garnishes and enjoy a non-alcoholic toast to the season!

3. Family Movie Night

Make a list of your favorite winter-themed movies, pop some popcorn, and have a cozy movie night in together.

4. Winter Crafts

Get crafty with winter-themed projects like paper snowflakes, homemade ornaments, or your kids’ very own “tree on a box” using our pouch tops! @outsidethetoybox shows how to do it.

5. Story Time by the Fireplace

Grab some blankets, gather around the fireplace (or a faux one if you have it!), read winter-themed books, and share stories together.

Outdoor Activities

6. Snow Day Fun

If you’re lucky enough to have snow, bundle up and head outside for sledding, snowball fights, and building snowmen. If you live in SoCal, you can drive just two hours to reach a wintery wonderland in Big Bear!

7. Winter Nature Walk

Take a stroll in your local park or nature reserve and observe how the landscape transforms in winter. Bonus points for the little ones who spot animal tracks or signs of wildlife!

8. Ice Skating

No matter where you live, there’s a good chance you’ll find an ice skating rink nearby for some classic winter fun.

9. Winter Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of winter-themed items for your kids to find in your backyard or nearby park. It’s a great way to get out and explore!

10. Visit a Winter Festival

Check out any local winter festivals or events in your area. Many towns and cities host winter-themed festivities, which can be a whole lot of fun for everyone in the family.

We hope these winter activities bring warmth and joy to your family during the winter season!