The Winter Fun List, 2018 Edition


It’s been three years since I published my first/only winter fun list. A few things have happened since then, like “hygge“* has replaced “koselig” as the Scandinavian #goals of choice, oh and I have a kid now.

* “..this Danish concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life…”

I LOVE being warm and cozy! But this time of year, in addition to the joys of the Great Indoors, I also need inspiration for getting outside. Thus, a bit of both on this updated version of the winter fun list.

  • Go to the art gallery (Jan 27)
  • Go snowshoeing (Jan 28)
  • Board game night (Dec 31)
  • Make bird seed ornaments
  • Burn taper candles to the ends
  • Knit a sweater (Technically I did but it’s only two inches big so…?)
  • Build a snowman
  • Grab a bite with Dine Around Freddy
  • Make an epic breakfast
  • Make a ridiculous hot chocolate
  • Family visit to the pool (Jan 20)
  • Read a whole book in one day
  • Marathon a show
  • Write a letter
  • Play Wii
  • Bake bread (Jan 23)
  • Bake brown bread!!
  • Bake muffins or cookies
  • Make an Ethiopian feast
  • Do a yoga 30 day challenge
  • Go to a hot yoga class
  • Do a puzzle (Jan 27-28)
  • Do something for Valentine’s Day
  • Do something for Galentine’s Day
  • Colour a page
  • Finish a photobook
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Paint our bedroom
  • Make a cookbook recipe
  • Make a fire in our fireplace (we’ve had it blocked off for a year because kid) (Jan 26)
  • Knitting at the library
  • Take Zara to the library
  • Take Zara to the play cafe (Jan 11)
  • Make a bonfire snow pit


As ever, I’d love to hear what’s on your winter bucket list, and especially hear some ideas for things to do with toddlers!