10 Winter Activities to Explore with Your Family


February 22, 2022

Winter Activities

Winter is a season that is loved by many. It is the time of year when families get to enjoy outdoor activities such as snow and ice-skating and indoor activities such as cooking or playing board games with family.

But because the temperature outside is a little more frightful, it can make us need to think a little more creatively about what activities the kids in our lives might enjoy.

We have you covered, here are 10 ways to keep children entertained and enriched even when the weather is not sunny Reno, we all know and love.

1. Ice Skating

Enjoy the family fun of gliding and twirling around at The Ice Rink at Grand Sierra Resort or check out Reno Ice. Both ice rinks offer public skating sessions for all ages.

2. Movies

Watching movies has always been a great activity. Check your local listings to find a theater convenient to your location.

3. Snow Play

The Winter is a time that many people use to take advantage of all the snow and ice our area has to offer. People enjoy snowball fights and rolling downhills. It is a great time for kids to have fun in the snow with their friends.

4. Scrap-Booking

Being crafty is a great way for the whole family to have fun. Scrapbooking can be done with most of the supplies lying around the house.

5. Write Letters to Our Troops

Operation Gratitude sends letters from civilians thanking troops, veterans, and first responders for their service. Recipients say these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items they receive all year. Check out Operation Gratitude for a downloadable guide on how to write a letter to a service member.

6. Nevada Museum of Art

Channel your inner Picasso and have fun exploring your artistic side in this monthly HandsONatHome, a family fun experience with different projects and ideas inspired by the collection. Plan your visit.

7. Homemade Activities

Create homemade playdough using a handful of ingredients in your pantry. It takes about 10 minutes to make and is sure to get their creativeness flowing. Here is an easy recipe to follow.

8. Cooking

Cooking can be fun, especially when you can involve the kids. Pick a recipe that is fun and easy to make and pull the kids in for some help in the kitchen.

9. Discover The Discovery Museum

The museum has over 10 permanent exhibitions and a calendar full of activities that families can explore throughout the year. Let's Discover!

 10. Who’s Got Talent?

This is an activity with so many possibilities, and it's great for all ages, including grown-ups. If you are working, the kids might put together a show and perform for you later. Or the whole family could show off their talents to visiting guests. Click here for ideas.

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