Depending on where you live, winter break may not be the most exciting time. If the weather is bad enough, you might not be able to go outside, even to drive somewhere. If you get snowed in or otherwise trapped indoors, you’re going to need some entertainment ideas. Check out these suggestions for how to spend your winter break indoors with the family.
Play Tabletop Games
Tabletop games are a fantastic way to pass the time when you’re stuck indoors. Pull out the board games, dominoes, and decks of cards and have a gaming marathon with your family.
If your family members are the adventurous type, you can also try out a pen-and-paper role-playing game like Dungeons and Dragons. You can find all the basic rules online for free, and there are apps that will roll dice for you if you don’t have any handy.
Learn a New Hobby
Being forced to stay inside is a great excuse to pick up a new hobby. Borrow a family member’s guitar and teach yourself to play, or choose something quieter, like knitting. You can learn just about any hobby by searching the internet for tips and video tutorials. Many social media apps also have groups you can join where other people will help you learn for free.
Hold a Family Art Show
If your family members are creative, get everyone to contribute to a family art show. You can have everyone sit around the table for an afternoon painting session, or let each person choose their own project. Hang up the art, put on some nice clothes, and enjoy your evening at the family gallery.
Build a Winter Wonderland
What better way to celebrate the season than to build a winter wonderland scene with your family members? You can make it out of gingerbread or whatever crafting materials you happen to have. We especially love the idea of building a winter model train layout as a family.
Spending your winter break indoors with the family isn’t always easy, but it’s a good opportunity to spend quality time with the people you’re closest to. Getting creative will help you stave off the boredom until the snow melts.