Family-friendly winter activities for January include snowball fights, making a snow fort, building a snowman, going sledding or skiing, and ice skating. Those who prefer the indoors can read a book, tell stories in front of a fire, bake cookies or make hot chocolate.
With its cold winds and snowy weather, January can be a tough time to keep kids busy and engaged. Many outdoor activities, such as sledding and snowball fights, help kids burn off excess energy for little cost. With the right equipment, kids can pursue sports such as ice skating or ice hockey. When it's too cold to go outside, creative indoor activities include reading books, writing original stories, making paper snowflakes, baking and decorating cookies and coloring. Other indoor activities include painting, watching movies, playing instruments, putting on plays and playing board games.