Beat the Winter Blues

January is here and for most of us that means colder temperatures, less sunlight and feeling like we’re constantly fighting with the weather. There are only so many activities you can do outside before all your snow gear is soaked through and spending too much time indoors can lead to serious cabin fever. Looking to shake it up? Check out our ten Winter Blues Beating activities:

  1. Family game afternoon! Pop some popcorn and make some cocoa while you pull out your favorite board games for some time away from a screen.
  2. Build a castle! Grab some blankets and transform your living room into the fort of your dreams. When you’re finished, snuggle in and watch a movie or enjoy a story inside your spectacular fortress! Need inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page
  3. Get ahead on Spring Cleaning. Too cold to go outside? Dig through a closet to keep warm! Sort through old clothes, toys and other household items to donate to local shelters and organizations. You’ll feel much better without all the clutter in your house!
  4. Make your own indoor snowstorm. String together cotton balls to hang from doorways, cut out snowflakes from scratch paper and coffee filters and make some snow-scape picture to decorate your house with! You’ll be feeling festive and fun in no time!
  5. Cook a new recipe! Colder weather always calls for home-cooked meals, and while you’re snowed in there’s time to experiment. Invite the kids into the kitchen with you; have them read the recipe, count eggs or hold measuring cups. The whole family will love tasting the dish they helped make!
  6. Volunteer at a local food bank or humane society. Give back to your community however you can, with time, monetary donations or by spreading the word about organizations in your area.
  7. Try a new CherryBerry flavor! When the weather outside is frightful, froyo can be so delightful! Whether you eat it in store, or take it to go, you can enjoy frozen yogurt anywhere! Many locations offer board games, so bring the whole family and enjoy a couple (tasty) hours out of the house.
  8. Grab a sled and hit the hill (with parental supervision of course!) Sledding is a popular pastime and if you have the right conditions it can be an exciting afternoon. Take it to the next level and build a snowy obstacle course, race your friends to see who can make it to the end first!
  9. Take up a new hobby! January is a month of new beginnings and is the perfect time to explore new activities, whether it be knitting, pottery, drawing or a snowy sport, the options are out there!
  10. Do some wintery science experiments! For more ideas, check out our Pinterest page

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