I know it’s not technically winter yet, but we’ve had a light dusting of snow and more in the forecast. I’ve got several friends in Michigan that have had their first snow days of the year this week. So I’m dusting off the old 100 Things to Do This Winter list for my Friday Favorites post this week. Winter is fun and exciting when the snow first flies; but give it a few weeks and cabin fever sets in. Use these activities as a starting point, and add to the list as you think of new adventures to enjoy.
I’m excited for winter this year. We got a family ski pass, and I’m going to try skiing again. We’re even going to take all the kids a time or two. So maybe I’m actually more excited about the idea of winter. Cozy afternoons spent at the ski lodge curled up next to the fire, sipping hot cocoa and cuddling with my babies. Shooshing down the runs like a pro, and my hair looks gorgeous, naturally. The reality, however, will probably just be a whole bunch of crying, rosy-cheeked, runny-nosed children who can’t keep their mittens on their hands, and me tumbling down the mountainside cursing the day we bought the ski pass. But I’ll let you know how it goes.
Anyway, we’ll need something to do after the novelty wears off of skiing, and after my patience for replacing mittens every 35 seconds wears thin. Winter list to the rescue! I’ve had readers tell me that instead of using it as a check list, they cut out the activities, put them in a jar, and to draw out an activity when they need it. I love this idea! It adds a little more mystery and surprise to the whole thing. However you use it, print out your free copy here, and let’s all enjoy the idea of winter together, because it’s not going away anytime soon.