Winter Bucket List - 50 Things to Do This Winter while Socially Distanced
This winter might turn out to be especially difficult, being that we are all still trying to socially distance ourselves, and many events and public spaces are remaining at either limited capacity or are still not open. With less events, and limited available activities, I thought it would be nice to put together a Winter Bucket list of 50 things to do with children while socially distanced this winter. Have some ideas? I'd love to hear! Share them in the comments!
50 Things to Do this Winter While Socially Distanced
- Make Christmas Cookies - what are everyone's favorites?
- Write Thank You/Holiday notes for the Mail Man and Garbage Collectors
- Have a Family Game Night, complete with a snack tray and simple but fun prizes
- Make your own Christmas Tree ornaments
- Learn about how other religions celebrate the holidays
- Create a Christmas Treasure Hunt
- Write Thank You notes to your teachers
- Wrap presents together
- Make popcorn garland
- Make a list of everything GOOD that has happened this year
- Volunteer at a local shelter, church or food kitchen
- Make a birdfeeder with a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, and birdseed
- Round up unused toys, clothes you aren't wearing, unused school supplies, and anything else you can think of - donate to children's home or a shelter for recovering women and mothers
- Go pet the animals at a local shelter (put together something to bring them too, like blankets and towels, kibble, toys, etc!)
- Call a relative you haven't talked with in a long time
- Make paper snowflakes
Play Christmas Trivia
- Make your own Christmas Cards
- Have a movie night and camp out under the tree
- Make hand print salt dough ornaments - click here for instructions and recipe
- Drive through the neighborhoods to see Christmas lights, use this fun scavenger hunt
- Make a gingerbread house
- Play Guess that Christmas Movie Quote using this printable
- Make care packages for deployed soldiers
- Write a letter to someone far away
- Have a drawing/coloring contest - Here's a fun page to color!
- Make your own hot cocoa
- Paint rocks to decorate your landscaping
- Go ice skating
- Have a Christmas Movie Marathon
- Make a puzzle together
- Play Christmas Charades - Here's a great game you can print
- Research arctic animals and bird migration patterns
- Learn how to say Merry Christmas in different languages
- Play pin the nose on Rudolph using a piece of box or cut paper bag and make a red nose using a pom pom or red construction paper
- Make your new year's resolution lists
- Complete a 12 Days of Christmas Quiz like this one!
- Write a good bye 2020 letter
- Bundle up and take a nature hike at a local park
- Make a time capsule and bury it in the back yard
- Hide candy canes outside around the house and have a candy cane hunt
Make funny snow globe ornaments using jars or clear cups and everyone's photos like these
- Make homemade chicken noodle soup
- Do a Christmas Word Search - here's a great one!
- Host a zoom dinner party with friends.
- Do a science experiment for fun and document the results
- Have an indoor "snowball" fight with fluffy poms or stack solo cups and try to shoot the "snowballs" at the cups to knock them down (use clean rolled socks if you don't have poms!)
- Play "Snowball" Transfer game with cotton balls and a straw (here's how!)
- Do winter mad libs like these: Santa Claus and Mr. Snowman
- Do a Christmas word scramble - here's a great one!
Lastly, enjoy every moment together!!