Indoor Hobbies for Winter

It seems like there are so many fun activities and things to do in the spring, summer, and fall, but what about winter? As it turns out, there are plenty of ways to pass the time during those cold winter months! All it takes is a little creativity and an afternoon off to enjoy the falling snow. Here are some great indoor hobbies or activities to try with your family, friends, or significant other this winter:

  1.     Puzzles– Puzzles are a great way to pass the time when a winter storm is approaching and all you want to do is huddle by the fire! Puzzles are great to do with family or a significant other. You can even glue the completed puzzle together when it’s finished to make some beautiful hanging wall art, or to give as a gift!
  2.     Skiing or snowboarding– Skiing or snowboarding is the perfect activity for a group of friends to enjoy. You may have no idea what you’re doing, but you’ll have tons of fun trying! There are instructors that will be there to help you learn, and there’s no need to own any equipment—most lodges let you rent anything you’ll need for the day.
  3.     Painting– Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, painting can be a great, relaxing hobby for those cold winter months. Paint a snowy scene, or a tropical oasis to get your mind off of the plummeting temperatures—either way, you’ll have fun and get to let loose a little.
  4.     Cooking– Cooking is one of the best hobbies to pick up in the winter, because not only does it keep you warm, but it keeps you fed! Cooking is a great way to pass the time, get a little creative, and learn something new. It doesn’t require you to leave the house to get that perfect restaurant taste, either!
  5.     Dancing– If you really want to get warm, then one of the most fun ways to do so is to get up and get moving! Dancing can be a great indoor hobby for people of all ages and skill levels, and provides a great way to use your own body heat while having fun. Dance classes are a fun way to spend a winter birthday, hang out with a group of friends, or a unique couples date idea.
  6.     Reading– There is nothing quite as cozy as cuddling up and reading a good book by the fire! Get yourself settled with a new book, and we promise you’ll only get up again to refill your hot cocoa and ginger snap cookies.
  7.     TED Talks– It seems strange, but sometimes being cooped up in the house all winter makes us go a little crazy. Fight the cabin fever by keeping your brain active and learning something new. Listening to audiobooks, motivational speeches, or TED talks are a great way to pass the time and keep your mind sharp.

It doesn’t have to be 75 and sunny to enjoy the day! Winter time brings with it a whole new set of fun and exciting hobbies that everyone can enjoy. All it takes a little creativity, and maybe a friend or two!

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