I have created our bucket list thanks to Ami at Homeschool Share who shared a lovely “Winter Bucket List” printable. Using ideas from her list as well as things I’ve pinned, I listed some things that will afford us the opportunity to intentionally create some winter memories this year.
Some of our items are traditions like make snow cream and watch Frosty the Snowman. Some are things I can do over Christmas break or on snow days with the kiddos that I babysit such as making s’mores in the over, having an indoor picnic, snowball (sock) fight, ‘snow’ play with shaving cream and Hot Wheels, and building a tent to read in. Other things on the list are ‘family night’ activities like ice skating and winter puzzle/movie night. And still other entries are specific to Emma. I’ll have her create a ‘gingerbird’ house (after picking up a gingerbread house kit at the grocery store after Christmas), growing crystal snowflakes, and checking out library books about polar animals.
Other miscellaneous entries include:
- Collect mittens, scarves, and hats for people in need.
- make paper snowflakes
- make homemade marshmallows to enjoy with our hot chocolate
- make snowball cookies to share with the neighbors
- make sparkly winter play-doh
- make snow globes (in baby food jars)
- build a snowman (if it snows here in North TX)
- ‘paint’ the snow with food-colored water in a spray bottle (again if it snows here in North TX)
Do you have winter traditions? Have you already made your bucket list? If not, check out the Homeschool Share blog for ideas and a customizable winter bucket list of your own!