COVID-friendly winter break activities



Skiing is one of many COVID-safe activities for friends and family to enjoy during the winter months.

Sydney Hill, Staff Writer

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on this year and the activities we participate in. With the winter season coming closer and the holidays being planned, there are many activities that many look forward to. Although most activities and events are unsafe during this pandemic, there are still plenty of fun things to do while still staying safe. Some safe winter activities include individual winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and even simple activities like sledding or building a snowman. There are even some outdoor activities to do with friends and family while staying socially distanced, like having a snowball fight or going snowmobiling. With a little creativity, one can find many ways to enjoy the holiday season and reconnect with family and friends. 

If winter sports aren’t in your field of interest, indoor activities can still be a safe and fun way to pass the time. “Baking cookies is a great daytime activity to make your home smell delicious,” As stated by good housekeeping. “Before you get started, make sure you have some fun cookie cutters, frostings, and decorations on hand.” Baking traditional treats can be a fun activity to do with the family while still feeling a sense of normality. There are also plenty of fun arts and crafts to make with friends that can be found while browsing local craft stores. Watching a new TV series or a movie, especially ones that are outside your typical field of interest, may also be a good way to spend time with family and friends. Bonding with close friends and loved ones indoors during the winter season is the perfect way to connect with one another and have lots of fun memories during these tough times. 

Although COVID-19 has unfortunately taken away many experiences for all, there are still many ways to have fun and spend time with loved ones during these winter months. Though this pandemic can be devastating in many ways, it is important to spend time and care for your loved ones because they’ll always be there for you in the end.