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Kick the Winter Blues with These Fun Family Activities

Kick the Winter Blues with These Fun Family Activities

Having fun in your Valecraft home these days is easier than ever. Whether it’s on a Saturday afternoon or a Wednesday evening, these activities are appropriate for the whole family. If you’re feeling bummed out that the warm weather is long gone, stay inside and plan one of these activities to fight the winter blues! 

Board Games 

No matter what age you are, board games can be tons of fun. There are so many options for families, older kids, and even younger kids as well. If you’re into trying to solve crimes, try out Clue. Want to have an intense game night? Try out Monopoly. Maybe you’re looking for a classic board game to show the kids. In that case, try out Mouse Trap! 

Pizza Night

Pretend you’re in Italy for the night with a pizza night. Not just ordering in pizza, but creating your own perfect slice! To really get into it, make your own dough and set out the essentials such as cheese, tomato sauce, and all of the toppings your family loves. No matter if you go for just plain cheese or a deluxe pizza, your family will love the creativity!

Bake Off 

Create your own version of The Great Canadian Baking Show and have exactly that–a bake-off! Divide up into teams or tackle this bake-off individually. You can choose a theme just as they do in the show, or let everyone decide what they want to do. If someone in your family doesn’t want to participate, you can make them the judge! The winner gets a prize. 

Indoor Campout 

If you just moved from out of town and into one of Valecraft’s new homes, Ottawa’s winter weather can be a little shocking. You may have missed out on the summer weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy camping! 

Take all your camping gear out from storage and have an indoor campout. You can set up in your living room or basement and put on a movie, sit around the fireplace, or tell scary stories. To make it even more like you’re camping, roast hot dogs and s’mores!

Classic Movie Night

There is no better time to catch up on all the movies you haven’t seen in years or that you haven’t seen before. With various streaming services, you are able to watch hundreds of movies that you and your family can decide on. To start out, you can watch the Toy Story franchise. If you’re not into animated movies, Mary Poppins is a great option. For something a little more grown-up, tune into The Parent Trap.

Fake Restaurant 

A lot of us are missing the true restaurant experience. Making your kitchen and dining room into a restaurant is the next best thing! You can create a menu with an appetizer, entree, and dessert, and cook up something delicious. Get the kids to rate the food, or help out with the cooking!

Spa Day 

Everyone needs a spa day every once and awhile. So why not have one at home! Your spa day can consist of face masks, painting nails, soaking your feet, hair masks, and anything else you would see on a spa menu. If you want it to feel even more like a spa, light a candle, dim the lights and tell Alexa to play Spa music!

Exercise 

Exercise is a great way to beat the winter blues. It releases endorphins that create serotonin, leaving you feeling happy and strong. If you have young kids, you can create obstacle courses in your living room to get some energy out. If you have older kids, grab some weights or turn on a fun family workout on YouTube. 

Tie-Dye Party 

Tie-dye is a trend right now that people cannot get enough of. No matter what you create, the outcome will always be unique. Let your family members choose their colours, grab an old sweater or t-shirt, and tie-dye it your way! This can be fun for the whole family. Once everything is ready to go, take a family photo in it to document the fun you had. 

Plan a Scavenger Hunt 

Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Scavenger hunts are easy once you figure out all of the logistics and hiding places. If you want to make it even more rewarding, have prizes ready for the winner. The scavenger hunt can be for all family members, just make sure it’s not too easy! 

Afternoon Tea 

Drink tea like the Royals! To have a perfect afternoon tea setup, make mini sandwiches and put out pastries, scones, and biscuits. For the tea, you can have a few options so everyone will be satisfied. You can also dress up to make this feel more like a real high tea event. 

Fun winter activities don’t have to be outside. They can be done right in one of our Valecraft homes! Contact us today to learn more about our new homes in Ottawa. 

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