Fun Family-Friendly Indoor Winter Activities To Do During Frigid Cold Months

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The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo fun during the winter months!

In fact, some of the best family memories can happen curled up inside under multiple blankets sipping hot chocolate and spending time together.

So if you’re looking for a few ideas on how your family can have fun together during the cold winter months, here are a few ideas to get you started. 

PJ Movie Night

On a chilly night, have the entire family put on their warm PJs and huddle together on the couch to watch a family-friendly flick.

You can make popcorn to share, or even roast marshmallows and make s’mores if you have a fireplace!

If you’re looking for a healthier option, consider making homemade pizza together (with a cauliflower crust) and loading it up with fresh veggies and meat.

And if you don’t normally let your children eat in the family room, this could be a treat – just spread blankets or a sheet on the floor to prevent a mess.

Spending time together eating and laughing at a great flick is sure to leave everyone happy at the end of the night.

Venture Out To An Active Place

If the weather has been cold and your children have been stuck inside, they are probably stir-crazy

Instead of letting them run around your house jumping on the bed and knocking things over, take them to an indoor place that’s made just for that.

They can jump at an indoor trampoline center, or have fun with indoor sports like soccer.  

Chances are in your neighborhood there are many places inside that allow your children to run around safely and expel some of their energy! 


Bust out a few fun props and make a swanky background with stuff around the house, and you can have an indoor photoshoot.

Children love dressing up and playing make believe, and you can have an array of items available like high heels for your little girl, jewelry, hats, scarfs, and even a few funny props like a cane or oversized sunglasses. 

If you have a polaroid, you can take and print instant photos.

If not, snap ‘em with your cell phone and make your very own digital photoshoot! 

Endless Possibilities 

There are so many things you can do with your family to have fun.

You can have a dance party, cooking night, fort-making adventure, or even make up a few games to play and learn.

Don’t let the winter blues take away all the family fun.

And if you have toddlers, here are a few additional activities you can do with them!

How does your family survive the cold winter months?

What activities do you do together as a family?

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