The winter season is usually associated with hibernation or little activities in nature. This may be true with animals and plants that take a reprieve during the cold season but when it comes to family fun there is no such thing as hibernation. Bring out the excitement in your household with some of these suggested activities that are also great camera moments for the whole family.
- Explore outdoor activities like playing in the snow and Ice Skating. Don’t let the kids simply watch the snowflakes fall from the window. Give them some moments to play in the snow especially when Mr. Sun is out there to help keep them warm. You help each other build a snowman or a snowman family, snow castles and forts, snow angels etc. Those who would like some exciting outdoor action can try sledding, tubing, skiing or ice skating. Make sure you have your camera ready in every activity and try to capture candid moments or postcard worthy pictures that can be shared with friends and loved ones.
- Battle boredom with some board games. Whenever the weather doesn’t permit outdoor activities, one can depend on traditional board games to bring some fun in the house. These games aren’t just fun, they are also great family bonding activities that promote good sportsmanship for the children. Have a balanced set of age appropriate games ready to make it easy for everyone to get into the games.
- Get creative with crafts and hobbies. Stock-up on craft supplies that you can use for art projects at home. The projects can be planned to match current home improvement needs, decorations for the holidays, or presents for loved ones. Take pictures while the kids are making the presents and use the picture in the gift tags to make the gifts more special.
- Have a Family Cook-Off Weekend. Teach the kids some basic cooking skills and get the whole family into some friendly cooking competition. You can refer to Iron Chef or Master Chef’s mechanics in establishing your own game rules. Pair the kids with adult members of the family and let each team explore their own creativity in cooking dishes.
These are just some fun filled family activities that you can try for the winter. It doesn’t matter which one your try or if you have your own winter fun activity to share. Each bonding moment with the family is something that is worth capturing in photographs. When the time comes you can share these pictures with kids and grandkids of your own and give them a taste of your childhood experience.