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Family Fun Ideas to Enjoy Together in February

We are in the depths of winter weather with months to go until our kids will be running around outside again. My kids are already restless, maybe yours are too? Besides the onset of cabin fever due to inclement weather, many months are left in the school year. Count down the minutes until the spring thaw arrives and try these fun things for families to do together in February.

Enjoy Winter Activities As A Family

Depending where you live, there may be lots of opportunities to enjoy outdoor winter activities such as sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, or even building snow forts.

Play Indoors

Staying in the house doesn’t mean everyone has to parked in front of the TV or video game screen. There are plenty of indoor activities for kids that like board games and creativity exercises. You can also take the kids on a family trip to indoor sports like bowling, indoor roller rinks, and indoor skating rinks.

Black History Month

Take a break for history. Learn about Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and other key people who made a difference. Even younger children can embark on this learning journey through age-appropriate printables and activities.

National Snack Food Month

Use February’s National Snack Food Month to teach your kids about healthy eating habits. Start by preparing healthy snacks kids will love or shake things up with some healthy smoothie recipes kids will love.

International Friendship Month

Celebrate International Friendship Month by helping your kids recognize their appreciation for their friends. Kids can write thank you cards to their pals.

National Cherry Month

Cook with your kids. Prepare some cherry recipes together for a “bushel” of fun. You won’t have any seasonally ripe cherries in the house (those will come in the summer). The month was established due to the legend about George Washington and the cherry tree, and serves to show that cherry products are available year-round. You can get creative with a cherry blossom craft as well.

Responsible Pet Owners’ Month

Whether you’re a pet parent to a dog, cat or a gerbil, it teaches responsibility. Teach your kids how to be good pet owners, Choosing the right family pet is the first step. Whether you’re showing your kids how to take care of dogs properly, teaching them how to bond with cats or helping them learn about exotic pets, being a responsible pet owner is a lifelong commitment.