Winter Bucket List for Families


There’s so much excitement to be had in winter, even on the coldest days of the season. Fill your cold and snowy winter with ideas from our Winter Bucket List. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  1. Make snow ice cream
  2. Bake homemade bread
  3. Donate old towels and/or blankets to an animal shelter
  4. Build a snow man
  5. Have a snowball fight
  6. Host a football party
  7. Play a board game
  8. Go to a hockey game
  9. Make snow angels
  10. Have a family movie night
  11. Make stone soup
  12. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway
  13. Camp out in the family room
  14. Make apple cider
  15. Enjoy a reading day
  16. Donate winter wear to a homeless shelter
  17. Make personalized mugs
  18. Enjoy hot cocoa in your new mugs
  19. Bake cookies
  20. Visit a museum
  21. Go ice skating
  22. Make peppermint bark
  23. Do a winter scavenger hunt
  24. Take pictures in the snow
  25. Have a pajama day
  26. Go sledding
  27. Curl up by the fire
  28. Collect pine cones
  29. Make a bird feeder
  30. Build a snow fort
  31. Build a snowman family
  32. Take a snowshoe hike
  33. Have hot chocolate night with a toppings bar
  34. Stay inside, crank up the heat, and have an indoor beach party
  35. Bake cookies and deliver them to friends
  36. Read winter-themed books outside
  37. Cut out snowflakes and hang them on the windows.
  38. Play a game of snow tag
  39. Go for a snowmobile ride
  40. Make snow art by filling a spray bottle with colored water and color the snow
  41. Make homemade snow globes out of mason jars
  42. Have a snow ball target contest
  43. Have a soup potluck with 2 or 3 other families
  44. Host a family game night competition
  45. Make an indoor fort and have a family sleepover
  46. Blow bubbles and watch them freeze
  47. Visit an aquarium
  48. Play with flashlights in the dark inside or outside.
  49. Hunt for animal tracks in the snow
  50. Paint hopscotch onto the snow
  51. Go for a family cross country ski
  52. Pack hot chocolate in a thermos for any outdoor adventure
  53. Take a winter family hike
  54. Catch snowflakes on your tongue and mittens
  55. Have an indoor (or outdoor) dance party
  56. Go geocaching
  57. Go for a swim in an indoor heated pool
  58. Make popsicles that freeze outside
  59. Make homemade hot chocolate in the crockpot
  60. Make smores
  61. Volunteer together
  62. Measure snowfall
  63. Make scented playdough
  64. Visit a new library
  65. Make homemade soap
  66. Take a bath with lots of bubbles
  67. Drink egg nog
  68. Make a care package for the military
  69. Make trail mix
  70. Go indoor rock climbing
  71. Find the perfect sledding hill
  72. Visit an indoor play gym
  73. Go bowling
  74. Go snow tubing
  75. Collect all your change and donate it to a local cause
  76. Learn the maple sugaring process
  77. Make homemade pancakes with maple syrup
  78. Plant an indoor garden
  79. Make homemade marshmallows
  80. Roast marshmallows
  81. Go to a matinee
  82. Make a wreath
  83. Make wrapping paper
  84. Take a horse drawn carriage ride
  85. Donate toys to the less fortunate
  86. Do random acts of kindness
  87. Take a vacation or staycation
  88. Visit a planetarium
  89. Make overnight oatmeal in the crockpot
  90. Make brownies
  91. Dress up fancy for an event
  92. Hit an indoor waterpark
  93. Make it a painting day
  94. Make crafts from cardboard
  95. Go tobogganing
  96. Host a playdate
  97. Play with snow indoors in a water table
  98. Make borax snowflakes
  99. Start a new family tradition
  100. Plan for spring!



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