Guide to Fun at Home in the Winter

By Cheryl Lachendro - Macaroni Kid North Shore December 30, 2023

Sometimes, you just gotta stay at home.

Sometimes, that's a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But sometimes, it's not. Sometimes, you feel like you might just lose your mind if the kids tell you they're bored ONE. MORE. TIME.

Never fear, Macaroni Fam. We GOT you.

We've assembled the best list of things to do on the planet. Just sayin'.


Crafts For Days

No More "I'm Bored!

  • Build a Blanket Fort
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Camp in the living room
  • Have a movie night
  • Try a science experiment
  • Family board games!
  • Card games
  • Cozy up with a good book (or five)
  • Put on a fashion show
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Discover new podcasts
  • Write a snail mail letter (and mail it!)
  • Put on a puppet show
  • Do a puzzle as a family
  • Challenge someone to Minute to Win It games
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Build with marshmallows and toothpicks
  • Create your own circus
  • Take selfies with funny filters
  • Create a race car track with painters' tape
  • Play Mirror, Mirror (stand face to face and mimic each other)
  • Have a paint chip hunt - find the closest thing to the paint chip color
  • Math magic
  • Play BINGO!
  • Board games

Get the Wiggles Out

  • Paint ice cream paintings or snowflake paintings
  • Create an indoor obstacle course
  • Have a dance party
  • Exercise in place
  • Play with a balloon
  • Outdoor games
  • Start a pillow fight
  • Go bowling with empty plastic bottles
  • The floor is lava!
  • Play follow the leader
  • Jumping jacks for the win!
  • Ice skate using dryer sheets on a wood floor
  • DIY Laser Maze using streamers

In the Kitchen