From going on special woodland adventures to making monster gloves and hot cocoa, there’s plenty to look forward to in the cozy winter season—even when the holiday season is over.

Here are some fun things you and your little munchkins can bond over during winters:

‘Tis the Ski-Son

If your state gets a decent amount of snowfall, snow’s your best friend for outdoor fun—it turns your backyard terrain into a family playground. Let’s discuss a few classic winter activities that you can try:

Get Ready To Rumble: Snowball Fight!

A good old-fashioned snowball fight is bound to be a blast for the whole family. Make up your own rules and set them for everyone—for instance, you can’t hide behind rocks.

Just make sure to bundle your little ones up in layers and heavy boots.

Set Up a Scavenger Hunt

When you want to liven things up with a fun activity for a large group of kids, a scavenger hunt is the way to go! Create or print out some clues and distribute them so that every clue leads to another. Finally, place a treasure—a toy they’ve been looking forward to—at the final destination.

The best part about scavenger hunts is that they add an element of urgency, competition and excitement to an everyday event and makes it special. They’re perfect for parties, but equally fun for rainy days and cozy winters.

Have a Movie Marathon

A nostalgia marathon sounds like the perfect go-to family activity wrapped up in a warm blanket.

Rent your favorite childhood movies like Mary Poppins, Ghostbusters, Annie, and introduce them to your kids. Let’s not rule out the holiday favorite: Home Alone!

Make the movie marathon a whole evening affair by starting with making some stovetop popcorn. You can even set out a popcorn DIY topping bar for the family: chocolate candy, shredded cheese, caramel; almost everything goes with salty, crunchy popcorns!

Warm Up With a Winter Campfire

Set up a backyard fire pit and plan a winter campfire with the kids. Complete the campfire with scary stories, carefree sing-alongs and s’mores.

When camping with kids, make sure they’re at suitable distance from the campfire and aren’t left unattended.

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