15 Cheap Winter Activities for Families are both affordable and fun.
These ideas are intended for anyone not wanting to deal with the doldrums of winter.
15 Cheap Winter Activities for Families
This list has inexpensive and easy ideas for spending time together.
These activities however, can be enjoyed by most ages as well.
Did you see my post on 25 Fun Family Winter Activities?
That listing has many more ideas for how to spend some family time together in the winter.
However, this listing contains more affordable options too.
Family Game Time is a popular option for spending time together any time of the year. You can find a selection of family friendly games here.
This listing is especially for anyone asking what are some fun things to do on a low budget?
Honestly, it is easy to spend a lot of money when it comes to doing something as a family.
You want to do something that everyone will enjoy doing and sometimes that can cost a lot of money.
The good news is that the winter season brings us a both a winter wonderland as well as am opportunity to enjoy what we have at home.
We all know that there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors.
However, when the weather speaks, we also get an opportunity to appreciate the indoors.
Tips for Planning Winter activities for families
Deciding what you would like to do alone on a winter afternoon may not always be an easy thing to do.
Even though the weather may be a challenge, when you involve family members of different ages and interests planning can become easier to do.
Here are some tips for planning family activities for fall.
- Have a family meeting and ask everyone to suggest three low or no budget activities that they would enjoy doing together.
- Start with a small list of three to five activities from the suggested activities that everyone can agree on doing.
- Together select the dates that for each of the activities.
- Assign everyone a task, whether small or large, for the activities to get them involved.
- Make a checklist for what everyone should bring or do for the activities.
You may also be interested in these ideas.
What can a family do in the winter?
1. Family Movie Party.
I have a list of 20 family friendly winter movie ideas. Here is how to make a family movie night at home.
2. Have a family game party.
You can play checkers, charades, or even Monopoly.
You can find a selection of family friendly games here.
3. Make a homemade snack mix.
Simply combined cereal along with something crunchy with a few add-ons in a big bowl.
Ideas include Simple S'Mores Snack Mix or White Chocolate Muddy Buddies Puppy Chow for example.
4. Take advantage of holiday lights and decorations while you still can.
Most holiday decorations and lights do not come down until sometime in January or even later.
This makes some great crowd-free time to check out holiday decorations close-up! Think about storefronts and lawn decorations!
5. Family theater time.
Use a favorite storybook to put on a family play. Or, you can have stand-up time where everyone gets five minutes to tell jokes, sing, or make a speech.
6. Bird Watch.
Grab some binoculars and go for a family walk. When the leaves are gone from the trees, you can see some winter birds. We put out winter bird seed to watch them from our year.
7.Make paper snowflakes.
All you really need to do this is some white copy or printer paper and scissors.
You can then decorate the house or windows with the homemade snowflakes!
8. Build a snowman
You get get great tips for building a snowman here.
Or, you can enjoy the snow by sledding or making snow-sand castles.
9. Have a winter scavenger hunt.
Divide up in teams and go for a hike looking for certain kinds of trees, birds, pine cones, or even unusual sticks.
Bundle up and bring some blankets outside to watch the night sky.
The winter night sky can be especially impressive.
11.Have a family pajama day.
This can mean wearing matching pajamas and slippers while eating breakfast food and watching movies.
12. Hike at a local forest preserve or lake.
Many towns have a paved path around a lake or park. Try one of these for a family walk.
Or, you can choose to walk around the neighborhood.
You can walk dogs at the local pet shelter, help sort donated goods, or even help to clean up the trash at the local park.
14. Clean out the garage or basement together.
This is a great way to get some pre-spring cleaning in.
Also, you can maybe sell some no longer used items to make some easy cash.
15.Make a family album or book.
Everyone can write a family memory or add a photo.
You can be specific with a timespan or certain topic.
15 Cheap Winter Activities for Families that kids and parents can enjoy together. This list is especially for cold weather days.