As the New Year celebrations come and go, it is time to focus on the future! Besides thinking about the different types of New Year’s Resolutions, let’s talk about some fun winter activities. First of all, there are a lot of different aspects to ponder about, so this month’s blog demands to be separated into two parts. First of all, Part One is about the winter activities that we can do at home. Secondly, Part Two is about the winter activities we can participate in our community.

DIY Home Activities

When you are at home in the winter time, it tends to be very quiet, dark and to be honest, sometimes even boring! There are quite a few do-it-yourself entertaining activities that you can do.

  • Hot cocoa or tea: – heat up some water and make some fair-trade cocoa or organic tea.
  • Fondue party: – choose some organic cheese or fair trade chocolate for the party.
  • Book-a-thon: – visit your local library and search for some heart-warming novels to curl up to on your couch.
  • I’m Bored” jar: – this is great for children of all ages. In a mason jar, write down ideas of activities that needs to be done around the house. Whenever someone mentions that they are bored, they can take one out to help out around the house. Naturally, you can write down more interesting ideas, like going for a walk or to have a game of tag!
  • Decluttering through donating: – spend some time going through the children’s toys. Then, sort out items that they no longer play with anymore. You can pack them up nicely and donate them to your local thrift store.
  • Self-care routine: – Firstly, facial masks help to tone and nourish the skin that is dehydrated by the heat in your home. Try a sheet mask or cream mask today! Secondly, you can also make some body lotion for help with your dry hands and feet with some simple and natural ingredients.
  • Pyjama Day: – Time to put on some warm, flannel pyjamas and turn down the thermostat. Grab a blanket and cuddle up with a loved one or stuffed animal. Grab some popcorn, while watching a comedy can warm you up!

 

Which of these have you done so far?

 


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27 thoughts on “Winter Activities for January (Part 1)

  1. Reply
    Honestly Holly
    January 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I spend half my time curled up in pyjamas, snuggled with a movie on the sofa with the puppy and I’m just fine with it!
    I’ve got some decorating to do and I want to watch less TV and read more books this year!
    Holly | http://www.honestlyholly23.com

  2. Reply
    Natalie Christensen
    January 4, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I love the fondu party and bored jar ideas. Hopefully we’ll make it through this winter in one piece. 😂
    Natalie
    ThisHomemadeHome.com

  3. Reply
    Stephanie
    January 4, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I am loving all of these suggestions! Espeically the book-a-thon and decluttering through donating ideas. I am certainly in need of a spring clean (and more books to be fair aha). 😊

    Stephanie xox
    The LDN Gal

  4. Reply
    Ellen
    January 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I had pajama day January 1 – it was complete bliss! I’m also clearing out clutter. When it’s cold outside it’s a great time to fix up on the inside. Great ideas, nice to be reminded of how to make winter enjoyable.

  5. Reply
    Anjhanee
    January 4, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Wonderful tips! Especially the ‘bored’ jar, I love that. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Reply
    Karen Bradshaw
    January 5, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Some great ideas here

  7. Reply
    Kristi Tallone
    January 5, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I haven’t done any so far but I am looking forward to it! Love the idea of the bored jar!!

  8. Reply
    Courtney
    January 5, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Hi! That bored jar idea is great. Plus, as much as I discuss how self care is important I am so so guilty of ignoring myself. There seems to be not enough hours. I am going to do these.

  9. Reply
    Erica
    January 5, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I love this article! I am currently decluttering my home and it feels amazing. I love being organized. I’m also reading a bunch. I have challenged myself to read one book each month in 2019.

  10. Reply
    Baby Boomer Super Saver
    January 5, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Love these creative indoor activity ideas! Something for all ages, too! I’m planning to do more self-care this year as well as de-cluttering my home. Hopefully I can sell some of the clutter to add to my retirement account, or travel savings! Thanks for the motivation!

  11. Reply
    Alexx
    January 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Great list! January is definitely a month where I need to pull out some creativiness or I get
    bogged down with the January blues.

  12. Reply
    Rebekkah Wilde
    January 6, 2019 at 12:41 am

    What a sweet list! It’s the middle of summer here in Australia, but this is definitely inspiring me to do our big post-Christmas toy cull we’ve been talking about for like six months (it didn’t start off as a post-Christmas idea). And the I’m Bored jar is a great idea!!

  13. Reply
    Anaïs N.
    January 6, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Thank you for those ideas!!! Simple but really cool : exactly what we need for January x

  14. Reply
    Gina
    January 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I love these suggestions, especially the bored jar idea! My kids say “I’m bored” far too often! Going to have to try it!

  15. Reply
    Chrysty
    January 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Yay ❤️ These were all great ideas. Thabks for sharing ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Reply
    Nina
    January 7, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Tea is a must for me every day. Pyjama day sounds great. Maybe this weekend I will do it.

  17. Reply
    Camille
    January 7, 2019 at 7:57 am

    I’ve done the decluttering part already, and the pjs thing too, as I’m pregnant, and it just feels great to lounge the whole day! And I’m definitely doing the « I’m Bored » jar! What a great idea, I’m so stealing it!!

  18. Reply
    Charlie
    January 7, 2019 at 8:01 am

    This has brilliant ideas! I spend a lot of times indoors and in my home hot choc, self care and a book-a-thon is a must! I really want to try the “I’m bored jar!”

  19. Reply
    Sheila
    January 7, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I love the “bored” jar suggestion and I work in my PJ’s but I guess I could give up blogging for an afternoon or evening of snuggles with a blanket and my hubby!

  20. Reply
    Norshafa Wati Nordin
    January 8, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Ooohh… Nice ideas!

    I myself tried declutterimg through donating. The best way to go to get rid of those unwanted stuffs!

  21. Reply
    Savannah
    January 9, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    I love the fondue party idea! What a fun way to change up dinner and dessert when it’s cold outside

  22. Reply
    Tristan Radu
    January 9, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Great ideas!

  23. Reply
    sheqo
    January 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Hi, l just finished declattering but can’t wait to try all the other ideas. Sounds great for this winter blues. Happy new year!❤💙

  24. Reply
    Kerry Thomas
    January 9, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I have been decluttering the house. Trying to get rid of all the stuff that sits there. Actually feels good. Your so right about the face masks too. X mummythomas.blog

  25. Reply
    Nicholas
    January 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I find it hard to come up with thi gs to do once the cold weather starts rolling in. Nice post!

    I actually really wanted to start getting into making my own photography canvasses. I travel a bunch for work and take a lot of drone pictures that I think would look really good on a canvas and then covered in epoxy (to give it that shiny look), I just haven’t brought myself to do it yet 🤷‍♂️

  26. Reply
    The Newbury Girl
    January 11, 2019 at 4:53 am

    This was a great list of ways to stay occupied during the Winter. Declutterinf snd organizing is definitely my favorite!

  27. Reply
    Alexx
    January 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Hot cocoa is my favorite cold weather activity!

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