7 Winter Traditions To Start With Your Kids

December 2, 2022


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What better way to make memories with your kids than to start some fun winter traditions this December? Whether it's a special holiday breakfast, a winter scavenger hunt, or a tree-trimming tradition, there are plenty of ways to get creative and get your family into the holiday spirit.

In this blog post, we'll go over some of our favorite winter traditions to start with your kids. So grab your warmest sweater and get ready to get festive!

1. Start Your Special Holiday Breakfast

Start the holiday season with a special breakfast! It’s the perfect opportunity to create a new family tradition and get your kids excited about the festivities. Get creative in the kitchen and whip up something fun like snowflake-shaped pancakes or Christmas tree-shaped French toast – your little ones will love it! 

Not only will this be a tasty treat, but it’ll be an exciting way to begin the morning and kick off the holiday season. Plus, your kids will have something special to look forward to each year. It’s sure to become a much-loved tradition in no time!

2. Create a Holiday Tree-Trimming Tradition

Creating a holiday tree-trimming tradition with your family is a great way to embrace the season and make lasting memories with your kids. Gather the family, break out the decorations and ornaments, and play some festive music as you all work together to create a fantastic tree. 

Get creative by making homemade ornaments or choosing decorations that represent each person's unique personality. Not only will it be a fun bonding experience for your children, but it will also help them develop a deeper appreciation for the holidays. It's a tradition that they can carry on throughout their lifetime and even share with their own kids one day!

3. Make Outdoor Winter Art

As the winter season approaches, there's no better way to get in the spirit than by starting some fun winter traditions with your children. One of our favorite activities is making outdoor winter art! Gather up some snow paint, cookie cutters, and food coloring, and head out into the cold where your little ones can let their imaginations run wild. 

With these supplies, they can create snowflakes, snowmen, or whatever else their minds can conjure up. Not only is this an enjoyable activity for your children, but it also helps them develop their artistic skills and encourages them to be creative. It's an inexpensive way to make lasting memories that will bring you all joy for many winters to come.

4. Dress Up for a Holiday Play Date

'Tis the season for some festive fun! Get your kids and their friends together for a holiday play date dressed up in their favorite costumes. Let them express their creativity and embrace the magic of the season by putting on a show with their costumes.

Have everyone act out stories or songs that capture the spirit of the holidays. This will be sure to ignite a spark of cheer and joy in all who come together for this special occasion!

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5. Host a Hot Cocoa Bar

Set up a table with all the fixings - marshmallows, chocolate chips, sprinkles and more - and let your kids go wild creating their own special blends of hot cocoa. Not only will they have a blast customizing their own beverages, but you'll also be giving them memories to last a lifetime. 

It doesn't take much to make this winter tradition happen. All you need is a good supply of hot cocoa mix, some mugs, and a selection of tasty toppings. You can even let your kids pick out their own mugs and decorations for the table to make the experience even more special.

This is an easy way to create lasting family moments during the winter season that will be cherished for years to come. So gather your kids around the hot cocoa bar today and start making some sweet winter memories!

6. Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt

If you're looking for a fun way to get your kids out in the wintery outdoors, why not try a winter scavenger hunt? A scavenger hunt is a great way to engage your kids in exploring the winter season.

Put together a list of items they can find, such as pinecones, snowflakes, icicles, or anything else that is winter-related. You'll be amazed at the discoveries they make while they search for these items.

Not only will this help them develop their sense of adventure and curiosity, but it's also an excellent opportunity to talk about nature and the changing seasons. Plus, it's a great chance for them to get some fresh air and exercise!

7. Take a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Take your family on a magical winter adventure with a horse-drawn sleigh ride! Picture yourselves in a picturesque snow-covered landscape, gliding along gracefully in a cozy sleigh pulled by majestic horses. This experience is sure to become a cherished memory that your kids will talk about for years to come!

The best part of this experience is that it's fairly easy to find a local stable offering sleigh rides. Many stables offer special holiday packages, so be sure to ask if they have anything special available.

You can even make an event out of it and bring some snacks or hot cocoa along for the ride. And since the weather is cold, you can bundle up in your warmest winter wear and have an even more enjoyable time! 

Whether you're looking for a unique activity to do this holiday season or simply want to create lasting memories with your family, a horse-drawn sleigh ride is sure to check all the boxes. Grab your hats, mittens, and scarves, and get ready for an unforgettable winter adventure!


Starting new winter traditions with your kids is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. From starting a special breakfast to taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride, there are so many fun activities that you and your family can do together this winter season. So bundle up and get ready to start some new memories!

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