We live in Colorado so we have the wonderful mountains to enjoy during the winter months.  My kids snowboard and we always have a wonderful time as a family hitting the slopes.  It is a great family sport that we can all do together.  Our weekends in the mountains give us quality time together creating fun memories.
Tweens are at the age where they are starting to want to spend more time with their friends and a little less with family activities.  This winter we made a bucket list of fun activities both indoors and outdoors to keep the family fun during the winter.  Many of these games and activities are also fun to do when they have friends over.  This is a great bucket list to keep for an unexpected snow day from school.

Tween Winter Bucket List


Outdoor Activities & Games



  • Snowball Fights
  • Snow Football
  • Snow Soccer
  • Build an Upside Down Snowman
  • Make snow ice cream
  • Paint the snow
  • Snowshoeing
  • Make miniature Snowman
  • Create ice sculptures or snow sculptures
  • Make ice bubbles
  • Play tic-tac-toe in the snow
  • Snow mini-golf course
  • Make a snowman bird feeder
  • Pin the snowman (build a snowman, then dress him blindfolded)
  • Freeze tag
  • Make a sled run
  • Build a snowfort
  • Go sledding
  • Make a family of snow angels
  • Shovel a neighbors driveway
  • Make a snowball target
  • Ice games
  • Make a snowman photo booth with a headless snowman or a snow sculpture photo booth
  • Go ice skating
  • Make winter sun catchers out of ice
  • Colored ice marbles
  • Snow games

Indoor Activities, Crafts & Games


  • Snowball Game Night (Minute to win it style games)
  • Cut paper snowflakes
  • Play Melting Snowman hangman
  • Pin the snowman
  • Snowman toss game
  • Dress up the snowman race
  • Write silly winter stories with winter theme imagination dice
  • Snowflake Hiding (hide mini paper snowflakes all around the house)
  • Winter Think Book
  • Hot Chocolate Bar
  • Make beaded snowflakes
  • Paint snowmen on canvases
  • Make fleece hats & scarves
  • Winter theme What am I? What am I doing? Headbandz style game

Winter Food Ideas


  • S’mores
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Snowflake tortillas
  • Snowman pizza
  • Cheese ball snowman
  • Penguin Poop (chocolate donut holes)
  • Snowballs(white powder donut holes)
  • Banana snowman
  • Marshmallow snowman
Many of these ideas came from various magazines and Pinterest.  They are all pinned with the original links on my Winter Pinterest Board.


Best wishes for a fun & creative winter!

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