In a normal year, a list of things to do during a Wisconsin winter would include festivals and parties; plans to sled, ski and tube; and trips to library story times and museums — anything to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors and cozy up indoors to escape the cold.
This winter, however, many of those events and activities are not safe. We’re still fighting a global pandemic, which means we need to stay away from crowds. But because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, we need ideas for things to do more than ever before.
Here are 50 ways to get creative with your socially distant household cohorts this winter.
1. In order to avoid crowds at local sledding hills, helpyour kids build mini hills and obstacles out of snow in your own yard.
2. Fly a kite.
3. We’re going to want an early spring this year more than ever. Talk about Groundhog Day with your kids and have everyone guess whether it will see its shadow or not. Winner gets to pick dinner on Feb. 2.
4. Explore Milwaukee neighborhoods with outdoor walks. Trek downtown to see landmarks, or create a scavenger hunt or bingo card for your neighborhood explorations. (For ideas, visit the Doors Open Milwaukee Neighborhoods page.)
5. Milwaukee has great museums, and many of them have virtual offerings, like hands-on workshops featuring instructors from around the world through Betty Brinn and art projects through the Milwaukee Art Museum.
6. Volunteer to help others. Kids Impact Community is asking kids to…