Fun Activities When You're Snowed In
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Fun Activities When You're Snowed In

Winter doesn't have to be boring!

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Winter can be pretty, but it’s no fun when you’re stuck inside all day! Sometimes it’s too cold to go outside and enjoy the snow. Here are some things you can do when you’re snowed over break.

1. Clean the house

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This is one activity your parents will definitely approve of. Cleaning doesn’t have to be boring. You can put on your favorite music and jam out while you’re cleaning! Cleaning can be great exercise and it leaves your house sparkling. What’s not to like?

2. Read a book

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Maybe you were too busy in the school year to really enjoy a good book. Now’s the perfect time. You could read one of the classics, like Pride and Prejudice. You could re-read the Harry Potter books (again). Or, you could pick up a brand new book and dive in. Books are a great escape from everyday stress.

3. Binge watch

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Winter break is a great time to catch up on your favorite shows. When classes are going on, sometimes you’re too busy to watch your favorite shows. When you’re at home, you have a lot of free time, and you probably won’t be outside too much in the winter. Winter break is the perfect opportunity to relax on the couch, grab some snacks, and catch up on all your favorite shows.

4. Play with your pets

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Unless you work in an animal shelter, you probably didn’t see too many dogs or cats when you were away. Your pets missed you while you were away, so spend some quality time with them! You can play fetch with your dogs, take your bird out of its cage, or snuggle with your cat. Spend some quality time with your pets while you’re inside.

5. Bake cookies

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This one is a personal favorite. When it’s cold out, what better way to warm up than by making some delicious treats? You could make an old family favorite or try a new recipe. Not good with baking? Buy some pre-made dough and just bake it in the oven. Baking cookies is a great activity if you have little siblings running around.

6. Have a holiday movie marathon

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My family has a whole collection of Christmas movies that we watch every year. See if you have any holiday movies at your house and make your own marathons. Some cable TV stations have nonstop Christmas movie marathons during the holiday season (Lifetime Movie Network is a personal favorite). Some streaming services also have holiday movies available. You can cozy up with a blanket and watch all your childhood favorites.

7. Pick up a new hobby

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Knitting isn’t just for grandmas. Being snowed in gives you plenty of time to learn something new. Try your hand at knitting, crocheting, or sewing. It keeps your hands busy, and in the end you’ll have a nice blanket or a hat.

8. Catch up on sleep

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This is also a personal favorite. Chances are you didn’t make it through your school year without pulling at least one all-nighter. When you’re at home, you’re less busy and you’re under less pressure to go out every night. Winter break can be a perfect opportunity to get your sleep schedule back in check. You can go to bed early, wake up later, or both! Your body will thank you.

Winter break doesn’t have to be boring. Even when you’re snowed in, you can still have fun. So grab a book, cuddle up with your pet, put on some music and enjoy!

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