60 Things to do in Winter with Kids on a Budget

The winter is nearly upon us, we normally think of rainy days and staying indoors. There are still plenty of fun things to do with the kids outdoors, just wrap up warm and have some fun. I’ve put together a list of 100 things to do in winter with the kids. Both indoors and outdoors.image for 60 things to do with kids in winter on a budget

1.Go for a walk and jump in muddy puddles

2. Build a snowman if it snows

3. Have a movie afternoon with popcorn

4. Bake cookies

5. Drink hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows

6. Make Christmas cards

7. Have an indoor picnic

8. Have an outdoor picnic and wrap up warm

9. Go ice skating

10. Make your own wrapping paper for Christmas

11. Dance in the living room (in your PJs)

12. Choose your Christmas tree

13. Make up Christmas parcels for your local food bank

14. Write a letter to a friend

15. Go on a nature walk and take lots of photos

16. Host a mini fancy dress party

17. Play football on your closest field

18. Make sock puppets

19. Read Christmas stories

20. Play board games, I love Cluedo but my kids are too young for that at the moment!

board games

21. Go to a museum

22. Make paper snowflakes

23. Cuddles under a blanket and tell each other stories

24. Wrap up warm and go for a forest walk

25. Make homemade Christmas presents

26. Bake a cake

27. Go for a drive to see houses decorated with Christmas lights

28. Have a winter photo shoot in the garden

29. Make a gingerbread house

30. Make Christmas decorations

31. Visit a Christmas market

32. Learn new songs

33. Build a camp in the living room

34. Do a puzzle together

35. Watch The Grinch

36. Go and see some reindeer

37. Paint pictures

38. Make homemade fudge

39. Collect pine cones

40. Decorate pine cones with glitter and sequins

41. Make crafts using toilet rolls

42. Put on a puppet show

43. Indoor scavenger hunt

44. Make salt dough hand print ornaments

45. Watch a pantomime at your local theatre

46. Visit Father Christmas

father christmas

47. Put on a nativity

48. Start a new family tradition

49. Face painting

50. Sort out old toys and donate to charity

51. Make a winter themed scrapbook 

52. Sit in front of the fire eating marshmallows

53. Write a letter to Father Christmas

54. Make your own advent calendar to countdown to Christmas (LINK TO IDEAS)

55. Make paper chains to hang around the house

56. Christmas Eve – read The Night Before Christmas

57. Let the kids make their favourite lunch

58. Do a random act of kindness

59. Make paper plate elves, Pinterest ideas here

60. Make Christmas trees with ice lolly sticks 

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4 Comments on 60 Things to do in Winter with Kids on a Budget

  1. Ali
    November 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm (1 year ago)

    Loads of amazing ideas!! We are moving in January, both kids birthdays in December and of course Christmas!! We are going to need some free activities to keep us entertained!!

    • Alison
      November 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Sounds like a busy couple of months ahead for you! Hope the move goes well 🙂

  2. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    November 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Lovely list, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Alison
      November 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Nikki 🙂


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