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Winter Activities to Keep You Busy


As the weather gets colder, the types of things we do to keep ourselves busy changes rather drastically. We go from being able to kill time by just sitting outside or going on a walk to being stuck in our house unable to leave.

If you’ve found yourself in need of ideas for what to do when the E-Learning day is over at 1:00, look no further than this article! 

Sleep in

There’s the obvious choice that many students (including myself) usually go with: stay in bed and sleep in. Why bother going out into the cold and harsh world when you can just stay buried under a massive stack of blankets, bundled up cozily in your bed?

Spend time with your family, friends, or pets

Spending time with the people you love is always a surefire way to warm yourself from the inside out! Whether it means sitting around playing video games with a sibling, watching movies with your parents, sitting on a call with friends, or cuddling with your dog it’s important to avoid cabin fever at all costs.

Stick around that screen

If you get enough of your family everyday or are stranded at home alone, you can still find ways to keep yourself entertained. Some people might tell you to try to unplug for the day. Let’s be realistic… it’s 2024 sometimes it feels like there is nothing you can do to keep yourself entertained that doesn’t involve a screen of sorts.

Set up a comfy spot in your room or on your couch and rewatch your favorite show or movies. If you’re the more adventurous type try finding something you’ve never seen before!

For all those gamers out there, playing a video game is always an option. You can play on your own, online with your friends, or even couch co-op with someone in your house, whatever you prefer.

Unplug and unwind

If you would rather take a break from the screens, fear not, there are still options.

Curl up with a book. Books are always a stellar way to transport yourself to a whole new world without screens.

Do something creative. Maybe try to master a new instrument or work on a craft.

If you want to do something that will keep you busy and warm, you could try making some sort of snack to keep you warm. Cookies, hot cocoa, coffee, and soup are all great options to keep you warm during the harsh winter weather.

Play in the snow

Unfortunately, for us CHS kids, our E-Learning days have been because of ice and incredibly low temperatures, so we haven’t really had the chance to play in the snow this year.

However, if we do end up getting a good amount of snow as winter continues (and you’re willing to brave the cold) get out there and play!

Who cares if it seems childish? Go be a kid. Have a snowball fight, go sledding, build a snowman, or catch snowflakes.

Besides, some people think coming inside and getting super warm and cozy after playing in the snow is one of the best feelings ever.


Regardless of whether or not you choose to brave the snow or not, there are always things for you to try on a chilly day off. 

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Naomi Hurst
Naomi Hurst, Staff Writer
Naomi Hurst is a junior at Collinsville High School, and this is her first official year on The Kahoki staff. She spends most of her time working as the Stage Manager of the CHS Drama Club. She enjoys listening to music, watching TV and movies, playing D&D, hanging out with her friends, and taking photos. After high school, Naomi hopes to go to Columbia College in Chicago and get a BFA in photography. She’s an incredibly hard worker and is very dedicated to her work, both creatively and academically.

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