Fun Memories to Make When Stuck at Home During the Winter

An example of a Hot Cocoa bar.

Peyton Triano

An example of a Hot Cocoa bar.

With the leaves falling, the sun setting early, and the weather getting colder, winter has officially begun. It gets boring being stuck inside, but what if it doesn’t have to be? Here are some fun activities to do in the winter.

A classic activity that should be on everyone’s to-do list is making homemade hot chocolate. Although Swiss Miss is good, nothing beats homemade hot chocolate. Whether you make it with friends, or just yourself, it is super fun and tasty.

Every year people go to the store and buy a gingerbread house, but what if this year you make your own? You could make a gingerbread mansion or a whole village with friends. Not only is this a lot more fun, but it’s also even more delicious.

The TikTok sensation of charcuterie boards has gone viral over the past few months. A fun activity to follow this trend is having a charcuterie board night with friends or family. The boards could be sweet, savory, festive, drinks, or anything you can think of. At the end of the night, everyone can vote on their favorite board, and suddenly a random winter night has turned into a great memory with friends or family.

Whether it’s fall, winter, spring, or summer, a DIY scent bowl is always a good idea. All you need to do is add festive scents to boiling water. Cranberries, oranges, and cinnamon are recommended, but you can personalize your scent bowl! You could even look up more combos; but whichever ones you do, will leave your house smelling amazing. A creative activity is making a scavenger hunt. Gather several people to separate into teams.

Then pick out of a hat for one team to make clues, while the rest follow the clues. The scavenger hunt could lead to a gift, food, prank, or anything your group can think of. A tradition that many look forward to all year is

snow activities including skiing, snowboarding, snow biking, snow tubing, etc. With several mountains in the range of Kinnelon, you can make any snowy night into a ski night with friends.

On a warmer night, open up your trunk and decorate it with blankets, pillows, snacks, and a screen to watch a movie on. You can even add lights to make your trunk into a more cozy space.

A fun way to capture memories is to collect fun photos and make a photo album, but there’s a fun way to make this more festive. You can make a photo snow globe with friends. Inside the globe can put a fun photo that makes you think back to a fun memory of your choice.

The final fun activity to entertain you during the winter season is to make a new type of cookie with your friends. Everyone has heard of a chocolate chip cookie, but what if you make a snicker cookie? A maple cookie? Or even a graham cracker cookie? The choices are endless! You and your friends can make up a ton of new tasty combinations!

Who knew that the winter season could be so fun? With these activities, there’s a guarantee of new memories and fun activities.