“Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle.” – Frozen
Raise your hand (or your coffee/wine) if you agree with Olaf. I totally do. In fact, I’m pretty sure that last winter I binge-watched Friends, Friday Night Lights, and Gilmore Girls. Not going to lie, I didn’t hate it. BUT I didn’t get out and see what Cincinnati had to offer me/ my family. We are so lucky to live in a city that has a vast array of ways to beat the winter blues. Below are some fun things that you can do at home or out and about with your little ones, especially if you’re one of the people that “the cold never bothered anyway.”
Winter Bucket List 2016
Write New Year’s Resolutions for 2016.
Go ice skating at Fountain Square.
Make a snow angel. (We have to get snow eventually, right?)
Build a snowman.
Go tubing at Beach Mountain.
Make paper snowflakes.
Take a winter walk with your camera.
Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
Read a new book.
Have a movie marathon.
Drive around belting the lyrics to Let It Go.
Tell stories by the fire.
Roast marshmallows by the fire.
Drink hot chocolate.
Have an indoor scavenger hunt.
Cheer on the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Wear black and orange and cheer on the Bengals in the playoffs.
Attend a basketball game at UC, UK, Xavier, or OSU.
Go to the Children’s Museum.
Visit the American Sign Museum.
Check out the trains at EnterTRAINment Junction.
Have a “crafternoon.”
Build a fort in your living room.
Eat backwards day.
Personal pizza night.
Try a new restaurant.
Make Valentine’s cards.
Wear purple, green, and yellow on Mardi Gras.
Plan a dream vacation to someplace warm. (Even if it’s only a pipe dream.)