Winter Bucket List


The holidays are over and the temperatures are starting to drop! Instead of hiding under the covers each day, get out and explore! Your Winter Bucket List is here, so grab your hats and mittens and enjoy the fun! We’ve got 50 things to do this winter!

Columbus Winter Bucket List

  1. Build a Snowman
  2. Go Sledding at Antrim Park or another sledding hill
  3. Choose a New Year’s Resolution or Word 
  4. Have a snowball fight
  5. Make homemade ice cream or nice cream
  6. Paint with Ice 

    Winter Activity
    Bring the snow inside and paint away!
  7. See the orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory
  8. Experiment and do one of these science activities with household items
  9. See Disney on Ice
  10. Go Skiing, Snow Tubing or Snowboarding at Mad River Mountain or Snow Trails

    Snow Tubing is a blast even with little ones!
  11. Take a snowmobile trip or winter getaway in Michigan
  12. Attend a Columbus Blue Jackets Game 
  13. Rent a Cozy Cabin in Hocking Hills or check out the Box Hop
  14. Take a Winter Hike at the Metroparks
  15. Go to an indoor water park such as Great Wolf Lodge or Kalahari
  16. Attend an Ice Festival in Medina in February 2023
  17. Work on a puzzle as a family
  18. Watch planes at The Ohio State Airport

    Watching the planes land
    A fun free activity at The Ohio State Airport!
  19. Volunteer with Seeds of Caring
  20. Try a new soup recipe (Here are some suggestions: Chicken Noodle Soup or Roasted Butternut Squash)
  21. Sit by the fire
  22. Catch snowflakes on your tongue
  23. See the stars at The Perkins Observatory
  24. Mail a care package to a soldier
  25. Make a snow angel
  26. Have a chili cook-off in your neighborhood (Here’s a recipe for Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili)
  27. Draw a picture with your hands on the fog of the window
  28. Shovel your neighbor’s driveway
  29. Make paper snowflakes
  30. Take a trip to Legoland
  31. Have a pajama movie day
  32. Have a no screen time day and read lots of books!
  33. Have a dance party
  34. Play at the indoor play areas in Columbus
  35. Go to COSI
  36. Decorate a cupcake at Our Cupcakery
  37. See a live show at CAPA 
  38. Visit the Ohio History Center
  39. Make a candle at Penn & Beach Candle Co.
  40. Go ice skating at The Chiller
  41. Check out the new ice rink at Bridge Park Dublin!
  42. Bundle up and head to the zoo. There are some indoor exhibits like the aquarium and reptile house. Plus, colder temperatures are bound to mean it’s less crowded.
  43. Have a family game night
  44. Head to the library to check out some books and play in the kid areachildren's play areas at Bexley library in Columbus, Ohio
  45. Visit a local toy store
  46. Attend a free crafting activity at one of these stores
  47. See what events are going on around town by looking at the Columbus Mom Event Calendar
  48. Create a busy bag (perfect for toddlers) that will keep your little one occupied
  49. Bake cookies
  50. Declutter and organize!

It may be cold outside, but that is no reason to stop exploring. We hope you can check a few items off this Bucket List! Stay warm!

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Maureen Ingham
Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!


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