3 Winter Plans for Children

These 3 ideas for winter plans for children will help you keep the little ones and the whole family busy and healthy. Keep reading!
3 Winter Plans for Children
Samanta Ruiz

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Written by Samanta Ruiz

Last update: 16 December, 2022

When it comes to having fun, kids don’t care about things like climate or temperature, so having good plans with the kids for the winter is possible. You can think about doing things outside, like braving the snow and rain; or inside your home, with some creative family activity. Here’s a list of 3 winter plans for children to help you decide which activity’s right for you, based on where you live.

Write down these ideas for winter plans for kids

Share quality time with the kids and enjoy a family get-together that will make all the best memories. Enjoy this winter to the fullest!

1. Do outdoor activities

One of the most popular winter plans with children is to visit a snowy place to go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding.

If you live somewhere where it snows heavily in the winter, there are simpler games to do in the yard or in the park, such as snow angels, snowmen, or simply having an epic snowball fight. Also, at this time of the year, outdoor ice skating rinks appear and fill up with families.

The only requirement to have fun with snow or ice is to wear the right clothes and shoes so as not to get cold or wet and thus take care of your children’s health.

A family ice skating in an outdoor rink.
Ice skating can be a lot of fun and is quite an enjoyable challenge for children!

In winter, outdoor activities can also be done in places where there’s no snow. Even if it’s cold, if everyone has a good coat, gloves, hat, scarf, and boots, you’ll have amazing experiences. Some of them can be the following:

  • Stroll through a national park and enjoy nature
  • Go to the countryside to see farm animals up close
  • Go hiking or biking in places that are safe, marked, and well-maintained.

2. Make plans at home

In winter, in addition to the harsh weather, the days are very short, so staying at home’s a good option. There, you can organize many activities that your children will love:

  • Choosing a movie together–especially a winter or Christmas-themed one–and watching it as a family while wrapped up in blankets on the couch
  • Playing board games as a family
  • Preparing a hardy meal together with your children and then eating together
  • Making crafts with materials you have at home and need to recycle: Cardboard, fabrics, buttons, paper, among others
  • Inviting friends over for a pajama party or a camp at home
  • Preparing Christmas decorations
  • Putting on a karaoke recital
  • Rearranging your own room
  • Planning a trip for the next summer vacation: You can search for places on the Internet, accommodations, tours, prices, routes, and so on

If you’re one of those people who enjoy the house very much all year round, you’ll find winter delightful and so will your children.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home.”

-Edith Sitwell-

A family enjoying a game of chess inside their home.
Board games are one of the best options to entertain children indoors. Play with them!

3. Go for a walk around the city

Although the temperatures are low, walking around the city is one of the most attractive winter plans for children with a great variety of options. For example, going to the movies and then to the kids’ favorite place for a hamburger, a hot dog, or a hot chocolate is comforting and delicious.

Visiting museums, bookstores, workshops, and cultural centers that offer recreational and learning activities is a great option when the wind and rain prevent playing outdoors.

Winter’s great!

Every season of the year has its charm, you just have to find a way to enjoy each one to the fullest.

Going outdoors is necessary, even if the days are cold and gray because children’s bodies need to exercise and stay active to keep their immune systems healthy. Plus, kids need to socialize and play with other kids. Of course, if rain or snow don’t allow this, activities at home are a good alternative to combat sedentary lifestyles, have a good time, share, learn, and play.

Winter plans for children are many and varied. Don’t underestimate the coldest season of the year because its potential is enormous, especially for the smallest members of the house, who love walking in the rain and snow, jumping over puddles of water, and sliding on the ice, even on the coldest of days!

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