After the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, January can sometimes be a bit of a “meh” month. But it needn’t be. There’s lots of things you can do as a family inside and out to get your creative juices flowing and inspire those budding imaginations. Here are some suggestions and inspiration for Family Activities to do in January.
Pin Family Activities to do in January
It’s too cold to plant anything yet outside (unless you are lucky enough to own a heated greenhouse), but there are some great garden related activities you can do with the kids this winter.
Making Bird Feeders
It’s important to look after our wildlife in the colder months, and Making Fat Balls for birds is a simple, fun activity to do with the kids in the warmth of your kitchen.
Making Cress Egg Heads
Growing Cress heads is a lovely little activity to do with the kids which allows them to develop their fine motor skills and learn and watch how our food grows from seeds. A great introduction to gardening whilst waiting for the warmer weather.
Just because the weather is a bit colder and sometimes wet and windy it doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and find some fun activities for all the family.
Go On a Footprint Hunt
If it’s dry, this is the perfect time of year to go on a footprint hunt! The ground is nice and firm which is perfect for making plaster casts of animal tracks
In The Kitchen
With all that energy spent out in the cold, you are going to want to come home to something warm and comforting. You can’t beat coming home from an adventure to a warming soup that has been cooking all morning in the slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Soup
This is one of my favs. You simple cant beat a bowl of Creamy Mushroom and Tarragon Soup to give you a virtual hug.
Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Or if you are looking for a recipe to do with the kids, then this Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe is perfect. Great to introduce baking skills to children of all ages.
Arts and Crafts
Obviously if you’d rather stay indoors, then it’s a great excuse to get out the arts and crafts bits and bobs and get creating. Here are some of our favourite craft activties to do with the kids whatever the weather.
Make Pipe Cleaner Dragons
These Pipe Cleaner Dragons are super simple to make, and only requires a handful of crafty materials. Perfect to do with the kids on a rainy day.
Make Your Own Snow Globe
Or what about making your own Snow Globe? I’ve promised my son that I will do him a dinosaur one this year.
Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for family activities to do in January, but if you need some more ideas then check out our Pinterest board!
Whatever you decide to do, make a good start to the new year!