It’s the last week until winter is official over and many of us already dream of the spring sun and started planning activities for warmer days. However, there’s no need to hibernate inside your home and wait for sunnier days for you to have fun. The weather may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut down on your level of activities and fun.
Let’s look at it this way – we’ve only got a few more days of winter, so let’s make the best of it while it lasts. We have invited you on our Facebook page to share your most favourite winter games with us to get you back into the fun atmosphere of winter.
We have also come up with a few ideas to make the best of this time and keep away from winter blues. Our inspiration comes from Snow Trails puzzle pack.
1. Take A Walk
Start your day with a nice walk in the crisp morning air around your area. Although walking in the winter cold seems challenging, it is very invigorating, and it boosts your mood. Discover the nature around you and take in the peace and tranquility that the cold season sets in. A tree-lined rushing stream or the stillness of frozen trees has its own sort of beauty. Do you want to make it a bit more exciting? Head out for a photography expedition and look for the most interesting views before the winter is over. If it’s hard to drag yourself out of the house, walking with a buddy can also make it more enjoyable and motivate you to get outside. Whatever the purpose of your walk, just make sure you have proper warm clothes and outdoor gear in case it’s slippery.
2. Go Cross-Country Skiing
Take advantage of the little snow left to use your skinny skis. The wonderful thing about cross-country skiing is that you can travel across longer distances and discover beautiful natural landscapes as you also get a good work-out. If you’re looking for something to do during these last chilly days that is both meditative and energizing, then cross-country skiing is for you. You’ll enjoy some peace and quiet, away from the city crowds, while also training your body.
3. Go Ice Skating
Don’t let the last days of winter go by without trying skating one more time. You may not glide on ice as professionals in the Winter Olympics, but you can still have fun doing it. Plus, it provides a great aerobic workout that you can only do during the cold season. Many of the ice-skating rinks are open until fairly late in the evening, and they usually are packed with stands selling hot drinks and goodies. Check the schedules of ice rinks that are still open near you and prepare for a few hours of recreation and laughs. Invite a friend to hang onto if you haven’t done it in a long time or if it’s the first time you try skating. And make sure to reward yourself with a hot chocolate after such a challenging workout in the cold.
4. Enjoy the Snow with Family and Friends
Make the last days of winter a reason to gather with your friends and family for a few fun outdoor activities in the snow. Build a fort and have a snowball fight. If you have kids or grandkids you can go sledding or build a snow castle. Organize a winter hike with your family and rent a cabin for the night to enjoy the white landscapes one last time, before the cold season is over. Or if you don’t want to spend too much, build a camping fire in your yard, wrap yourselves in warm blankets and make some s’mores.
5. Board Games and Chill
During those last days of winter when it’s too stormy outside and the temperature is unbearable for any outdoor activities, you can always chill out with a few of your favorite board games. Consider meeting up with a few people to play a board game, or snuggle up on your couch with a good blanket and a warm drink and enjoy Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy on your tablet.
Once you realize how many activities are left for you to try before spring is here, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun and benefits those last days of winter can bring. Feel free to come up with more fun things to do to get you motivated to enjoy what is left of winter.