5 Indoor Family Fun Activities For Cold Days

Winter only began a couple weeks ago but already we feel like it’s been a long one given the plummeting temperatures the GTA has seen this year. It’s hard to ignore the flash freezes, ice storms and windy chill that keeps so many of us homebound for so many days already this winter. There’s truly nothing safer that staying off the roads and remaining in your house but sometimes staying indoors can produce a minor case of cabin fever. That’s why we’ve put together some fun ways your family can enjoy spending the day indoors on those winter chill days so you can just enjoyably chill at home.

kids dancing

Being active is important, especially during the day. As tempting as it is to just curl up in front of a movie or TV show, the kids will have too much pent up energy which may result in some meltdowns once it’s time to go down for the night. One of the best ways to give them the physical activity they need, and give yourself some fun cardio which you also need is to break out the music and do some free style dancing. The house will erode with laughter as everyone takes their turn strutting their stuff on the dance floor!

 

Photo Courtesy of Simplyfinegourmet.com

Photo Courtesy of Simplyfinegourmet.com

Cooking together is a great way to get the kids involved in what they eat. The mess comes with the territory so relax and accept the upcoming disaster. Pick a favorite dish that everyone can agree on and designate your little sous chefs to different ‘stations’. The meal will be that much more enjoyable if everyone gets a hand in making it.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Rentalprojectors.com

 

 

Another fun way to get the physical activity is to host a family challenge with electronic game consoles likes Xbox Connect and Nintendo Wii. These simulated sports like golf or boxing provide a great outlet for physical energy and an incredible platform for comedic relief.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Grammagood.com

 

With so much focus on electronic devices, it’s nice to connect around a plain old fashioned board game like Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary or a game of cards. Don’t worry if your kids are varying ages, younger siblings can team up with the older ones to even the playing field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

vacation planning

Being homebound on a cold winter day can really inspire a family to take a sun-filled holiday. Why not take this time to plan an actual vacation or weekend getaway? Everyone can contribute their ideas and you can even begin researching and planning the holiday as a family. The anticipation and excitement of an imminent vacation can really help to soften the strain of a long cold winter.

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