Avoid The Cold With Indoor Fun

Winter is in full swing, and it is really getting cold out there! ‘Tis the season to crank up those thermostats and stay cozy indoors. Though there are still many wonderful winter activities to take part in outdoors, check out these 9 activities you can do inside with family, friends, or by yourself in the warmth of your home.

1. Bake Goodies
Turning up that oven and making a nice warm batch of cookies will warm anyone up on a cold day.running around the kitchen to bake for your family and friends is a great way to keep warm. While you are baking the cookies, go turn down that thermostat a tiny bit to save some money. Having the oven on will heat up the house quite a bit!
Baked Goods

2. Snuggle Up/Watch A Movie
Put on your warm pajamas, curl up in a blanket and have a cozy movie day. Whether with someone or having a relaxing day by yourself, stay warm inside and dedicate the whole day to nothing but movies!

3. Board Games/Charades
Playing charades with some friends or family will get all of you moving around to staying warm. Pull out those old board games that have been collecting dust and fill your day with a little friendly competition.
Board Games

4. Read a Book
Curl up on the couch with your favorite blanket and get totally engrossed in your favorite series, or maybe an old favorite. Nothing is more relaxing than spending an afternoon letting your mind get lost in a good book.
Books

5. Light the Fireplace
Although perhaps not every home is equipped, making a fire will warm up your house with heat and atmosphere. After all, who says that s’mores are only for the summer!
Fireplace

6. Workout
whether its in a nearby gym or in the comfort of your own home, exercise is the quickest and surest way to warm yourself up on a chilly winter day. Not only will the added exercise make you warmer and healthier, but the endorphins released during exercise can combat those gloomy winter blues that come with the extended nippy weather.

7. Drink Hot Chocolate
Make a nice warm cup of hot chocolate to cozy up with on the couch. If something with a little more caffeine suits your fancy, consider making a seasonal coffee with peppermint or gingerbread flavoring . Nothing sounds better on a cold day though than a nice cup of something steaming hot topped with plenty of whipped cream or marshmallows.
Hot Chocolate

8. Start a Knitting Project
Once you give it a chance,knitting is actually a lot easier than you may think. Why not spend the day in with a movie and knit away. You could knit yourself a scarf or a hat for these cold winter months, or make a few projects to give as holiday gifts. If it is your first time knitting check out this introductory video to get started.
Knit

9. Homemade Popcorn
Just like a fresh batch of cookies, making your own homemade popcorn will warm your house. It’s a perfect snack to sit on the couch and enjoy while playing board games or watching a movie. The best part is, any extra can be threaded into garland and hung in trees for a winter gift to the birds.

Popcorn

Whatever your favorite indoor or outdoor activities may be, winter is a time to spend with family, friends and people that make you happy. The cold weather does not mean you have to be “stuck” indoors all season, you can enjoy the time you spend inside. Try out some of our suggestions to keep your winter season cozy and fun.