During these long cold winter months, it can be difficult to come up with ideas to keep the family entertained and to have some fun together. In the summer there seems to be an abundance of activities for the whole family, but this cold season also has its own bounty of family fun options!

Here are a few ideas to bring your family together for a good time this winter season:

Baking with the family:

Baking cookies, cakes, and other treats doesn’t have to be saved for the holiday season. Why not gather the family together in the kitchen and bake up some treats to share with friends?

Board Games:

The cold winter nights are a great time to gather around the fire and play a board game together. Show the kids some “old school” fun by getting out Life, or Monopoly, or whatever your favorite board game is.

Ice Skating, Skiing, and Tobogganing:

In many areas, ice skating rinks are easy to find this time of year. But, if you can’t find one, why not get the family together for a fun ski trip, or if you can just take the kids out sledding down that big hill in the neighborhood.

Local Festivals:

Many cities have festivals even in the winter. Why not check out your town and see if there are any fun festivities going on to celebrate the winter season?

Do you have any go-to winter activities for your family?