The winter is well and truly on its way and if you find yourself at a loss of what to get up to with your kids, not to fear. While we may no longer be able to pass the day by taking them to the park, spending hours in the garden in the paddling pool, or down the beach, there is still plenty to do. Autumn and winter are some of the most fun times to spend with your kids and you will make plenty of memories over the next months, especially in the run up to Christmas. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some top hobbies to do with your kids this winter.
Teach them a new sport
It could be that you are gifting them with a new bike or skateboard for Christmas, or that you want to get out and about with the children, there is no better time to learn a new sport with the kids. If they are into skateboarding, be sure to check out how Tony Hawk changed skateboarding for the UK, and show them some great moves they might be able to try themselves (safely of course!) Grab their board, bike or rollerblades and head down the nearest park where you can teach them to ride and have plenty of fun and bonding time along the way. If they particularly enjoy a sport, it can also give you some inspiration for what to give them on Christmas day!
Make some Christmas decorations
With the festive season coming up, one of the best things you can do with your children is learning to make some festive crafts. Why not go on a nature walk and see what things you pick up, such as leaves and pine cones? You can then decorate these and use them as decorations for around your house or your Christmas tree! Take them home, paint them and attach string so they can easily be attached. You could also create some paper snowflakes, do some festive painting, or bake some Christmas cookies. No matter what you feel like doing, it is a great way to get into the festive spirit, spend some time with your little ones and also teach them some new skills at the same time.
Do lego building together
Lego is one of those great toys that is fun for both kids and adults. You can go and pick out a dedicated set together, or make the most of what you have got at home. You could either work together to build something or set challenges against each other – there’s nothing wrong with encouraging a bit of competitive spirit after all! Why not see who can build the tallest tower in thirty minutes? Or who can build the most impressive model? These are just a few ways you can use these little bricks for hours of fun for the whole family.
These are just a few hobbies to do with your kids this winter. No matter what your preference, you are guaranteed to have a great time all together.