30 Fun Ideas for Winter Break

By Trista
30 Fun Ideas for Winter Break

Winter break is finally here! If you don’t have any plans for winter break, you may be feeling a little panicked about what you will do to keep the kids busy while they’re off school. For most families, winter break can bring with it many celebrations, decorations, a ton of food, and a whole lot of winter fun. However, sometimes finding fun things to do in the winter can seem like a challenge, especially when you’re seeking activities that your whole family can do after the holidays. There are so many unique and fun activities that you can get your entire family involved in. 

You can begin by creating a winter bucket list. Then have your family look at the bucket list activities and create a schedule together as a family. Try using a dry-erase calendar to plan out your winter break activities, so it is easy to modify if any minds are changed at the last minute. Then put the calendar in a central spot to serve as a friendly reminder to everyone that there is something fun to look forward to each day. Read on to find out some of the best winter break activities that you can use to create your bucket list. 

Hot chocolate is a winter classic. Shutterstock

30. Gather the family around to make some homemade hot chocolate. 

There is something about sipping on some hot chocolate in the wintertime. Whether you just got in the house and out of the cold or are gathering around to watch a movie, a cup of hot chocolate will surely hit the spot. Hot chocolate will be the perfect ticket to warm you up if you live in a cold region (or you just love hot chocolate!). To make it even more special, rather than using the pre-made hot chocolate packs, make your own. Make an old-fashioned hot chocolate for chilly days.


This homemade version is creamy, delicious, and extremely easy to make. The best part is that you only need five ingredients: unsweetened chocolate, milk, sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Each family member can customize their hot cocoa with their choice of marshmallows or fresh whipped cream. Making this family-friendly drink will provide remarkable quality family time and create memories that will last a lifetime. Hold the mug as you sip to warm your hands, and your heart this winter.