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At a certain point in the winter, everyone starts to get a little antsy in anticipation of springtime. While there was plenty of fun to be had throughout the holiday season, most people end up looking forward to the day when they can put away the scarves and coats and start to enjoy warmer temperatures and longer days.
That being said, there is still a bit more of winter to go before the springtime officially arrives. The good news is that there are still plenty of fun activities with the family that you can enjoy during the last few weeks of winter.
If you are wondering just what you can do with your family during the last few weeks of winter, here are three suggestions to consider that everyone will enjoy.
1. A Movie Night at Home
Winter is the time of the year when days are shorter and nights are longer. In the latter part of the season, days start to lengthen a bit, but things as still a long way off from those lovely long days of spring. Because of this, however, conditions are just right for a movie night with the family.
Since the sun is still setting relatively early, your living room or family room can be made perfectly dark for optimal viewing conditions. Moreover, you can start your film early enough for the younger members of your family to be able to enjoy it before bedtime.
In order to take your family movie night to the next level, plan out some tasty snacks that you can all enjoy throughout the film. Popcorn and candy are all great options, while some tasty hot chocolate made with delicious chocolate bombs will make for a delightful wintertime treat.
2. Cooking Comfort Food
When the warmer weather of spring officially sets in, you and your family won’t be in the mood for meals that fall into the category of comfort food as much. Such meals tend to be heavier and are thus more ideal for the colder temperatures of winter.
If you have never tried cooking with your kids, now is the perfect time to get them involved. Not only can introducing your kids to cooking be a great way to teach them a useful skill, but cooking and then enjoying some comfort food together during these colder days of winter can be a really great bonding experience.
3. Ice Skating
Even though the magic of the holidays is over, there is still time left in which you can enjoy some of the more traditional winter activities together. Take the chance to embrace the cold one last time and go ice skating together as a family.
The added benefit of an activity like ice skating is that it is physical enough to result in your kiddos being exhausted and ready for sleep by the end of the day. It is a great way to get the family out of the house during those days when you would rather stay inside and watch TV all day.