Winter is coming, that being said we are all preparing for the snow in different ways, some of us dread it and others are ready to celebrate as soon as it starts to flurry. No matter how you feel about snow, you can always take a day to enjoy the winter like you did when you were a kid. And if you don’t know how to do that, I’ve got ten awesome ideas of where to start.
1. Do you want to build a snowman?
What better way to go and play then building a snowman? Although yours won't come to life, it is still a lot of fun, especially with friends or siblings. Many people will read this and roll their eyes saying that building snowmen are just for kids, but they're wrong. You can have lots of fun trying to build a snowman with friends if you're a teenagers, in college, twenties, thirties, whatever. It is a fun activity for every age group and a great way to make memories.
2. Build snow forts.
Snow forts are fun to build as kids, even if they require parents help to make them stay standing, but they get even better to build when you get older. There can be planning, impromptu snowball fights (see the next item on the list), wars where you have to defend your fort against the enemy also known as your roommate.
3. Snowball fights.
Snowball fights are the best winter activity, there is nothing like starting a war and throwing snow balls at all of your friends. It doesn't have to be planned, that's the best part. Start some activity outside and randomly throw a snowball at one of your friends. It's a great way to make memories.
4. Snow angels.
Snow Angels are fun to make because they almost never look like angels, more like snow blobs, but you can always make fun of your friends angels and draw devil horns on someones, all in good fun of course.
All you really need is a hill and you're all set, but sometimes actual sleds are helpful, they can be bought in almost any store and are relatively cheap or you can reuse an old cardboard box, it works just as well, sometimes even better. Find an old box and see how many of your friends can sit on it and go down the hill before someone falls off.
6. Ice skating, Snowboarding, Skiing, and other winter sports.
Unlike sledding, winter sports require planning and equipment, but they are still a lot of fun. Get a group of friends together and take a trip to the ice rink, see how well everyone can stay standing, and laugh when you all can't.
7. Winter Picnic.
Now this one may sound a bit odd but it's actually a lot of fun. Get a group of friends and find a nice snowy spot to set up. Bring something to sit on or just use the snow as a cushion, it's up to you. Then all you need is food and drinks, preferably hot cocoa to keep you warm.
8. Community events.
Almost every town has something going on in the winter and you can always go. Go with friends, family, significant other, or even by yourself and see what your area has to offer.
9. Movie Marathon.
When it's cold outside it might be best to curl up in warm blankets and watch a couple movies. With the family it can become a nice tradition, with your significant other it's romantic, and with friends it's just a lot of fun. There are so many Christmas movies to watch like A Christmas Story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Elf. But if Christmas isn't your thing than there are winter movies that are a must see in the cold months, such as Happy Feet, Narnia, and, if you aren't sick of it already, Frozen. But any movie works well, Disney is my favorite, even when they aren't winter themed.
10. Hot cocoa to recover from snowy fun.
And of course, the best part of winter is the hot chocolate. Whether you are coming in from doing any of the fun winter activities or just watching a movie hot cocoa is the best part of the winter season.