93. What is a good way to spend cold, dark evenings?

It’s daylight saving time soon, and that means the evenings will be even more cold and dark than they are right now.

And it’s hard. Sometimes we turn on the TV a lot because we don’t know what else to do. And watching some TV is fine, but I don’t really want to spend most of my evenings.

So what else can we do?

  • Board and card games
  • Going somewhere: shopping, eating, library, visiting others
  • Looking at stars
  • Reading–alone and together
  • Cooking and baking
  • Sign up for sports/classes/etc.
  • Starting a new hobby
  • Carpentry/building/housework
  • Cleaning/organizing
  • Listen to music
  • Serving and thinking about someone else
  • Creating something new: writing and drawing and arts and crafts
  • Go to bed early
  • Family home evening
  • Singing and playing instruments
  • Video calls with other people
  • Jackbox games or other video games together
  • Extra homework, learning, math, etc.
  • Science experiments, engineering projects, learning boxes
  • Swimming at an indoor pool
  • Playing with toys
  • Playing with paper, tape, cardboard, etc. (my kids make their own card games and houses and everything).
  • Getting other craft supplies and playing with those
  • Stations (like they do in preschool)

Any other ideas?

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