Kids bored? You bored? Not anymore.

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True, this winter doesn't offer the same options for fun as 2019 did -- but when was the last time you saw a Buffalonian give up? Yeah, me neither.

Here's 106 things to do this (pandemic) winter in Western New York:

  1. Sledding at Chestnut Ridge
  2. Make snow angels in the backyard
  3. Drinking warm mulled cider
  4. Hook up smart lights in your house
  5. Get holiday decorations on clearance
  6. Use the attached garage/porch for extra refrigerator space
  7. Do the driveway shuffle to comply with winter overnight parking rules
  8. Cross country ski in Como Park
  9. Skiing at Kissing Bridge
  10. Take a selfie in the snow at Knox State Park
  11. Make a gingerbread house
  12. Take your pet photo with santa
  13. Drink a Tom & Jerry
  14. Go do a little village shopping
  15. Make a resolution and stick to it
  16. Shovel, again
  17. See the live-streamed ball drop downtown from the comfort of your home
  18. Snowshoe at Beaver Meadow
  19. Toboggan at Chestnut Ridge
  20. See Niagara Falls frozen
  21. Make homemade eggnog
  22. Go steelhead trout ice fishing
  23. X-country skiing at Bryncliff
  24. See the ice dunes along the lake
  25. Use your remote car starter
  26. Make homemade hot chocolate bombs
  27. Binge watch (another) entire TV series
  28. Go to Vidlers
  29. Organize your closets, finally
  30. Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike
  31. See the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
  32. Cruise the Niagara Wine Trail
  33. Visit Old Fort Niagara
  34. Run a virtual winter 5K
  35. Kick the salt off the back of your tires
  36. Change your windshield wipers
  37. Enjoy a vacation from picking up dog poop from your yard
  38. Go to the Buffalo Museum of Science
  39. Have a pancake breakfast
  40. Plan your Buffalo Bills Superbowl party
  41. Maintain a sense of denial about your credit card bills
  42. Spend 4 hours in a holiday return line 6 feet away from everyone else
  43. Roadtrip to the Corning Museum of Glass
  44. Make mulled wine
  45. Wash your car on every sunny day
  46. Go snowmobiling
  47. Sledding at Sprague Brook Hill
  48. Take up knitting
  49. Try a new hair color
  50. Have a chili cookoff
  51. Get acquainted with your recipe for your new Instant Pot
  52. Make snow cones out of real snow
  53. Build a snow fort
  54. Have a snowball fight
  55. Redecorate a room in your house
  56. Cold weather science experiments
  57. Take a sleighride
  58. Get a makeover
  59. Hang with the polar bears at the Buffalo Zoo
  60. Take a winter walk in Delaware Park
  61. Feed the birds on the Reinstein Nature trail
  62. Put your feet in bread bags before you put your boots on
  63. Enable the WYRK skill on your new Alexa speaker
  64. See the Christmas lights on Stony Brook Drive in Lancaster
  65. Get some snuggle time with your favorite snuggle partner
  66. organize Christmas wrapping paper
  67. Put away Christmas lights in an orderly fashion for next year
  68. Try a new drink recipe
  69. Warm up with a shot of Krupnik from Buffalo Distilling
  70. Try a new restaurant in your town
  71. Have an indoor dance party
  72. Join a gym
  73. Do a winter-themed family photo shoot
  74. Go to the Bills store to get playoff gear
  75. Ask everyone, "how about this weather?"
  76. Dress your dog/children up in funny outfits for Instagram
  77. Organize a pot-luck dinner
  78. Comment on how long January has been going on
  79. Make plans Bills playoff game watch parties
  80. Get a head start on spring cleaning and make a big donation to charity
  81. Organize your kids' new Christmas toys
  82. Have a spa day at Spa 400
  83. Draw along with The Art Hub for Kids on YouTube and elevate your homeschool art classes.
  84. Take a day trip to hike at one of the state parks (just mind your social distancing).
  85. Drink wine & cook.
  86. Eat all the things you just cooked.
  87. Nap in the middle of your work-from-home workday.
  88. Have a happy hour with your friends via videoconference.
  89. Read the book you've been wanting to read but just didn't have the time to.
  90. Get a telescope and learn how to take photos of the moon
  91. Go stargazing
  92. Finally finish a game of Monopoly with your kids.
  93. Devote some time to growing your hobbies.
  94. Go on a "virtual field trip" and explore some of the world's greatest museums on YouTube.
  95. Finally learn how to fold a fitted sheet.
  96.  Finally pair up all the loose socks in your house.
  97. Build epic couch forts.
  98.  Go through photos on your phone and finally make a photo album.
  99. Go for a walk in Ellicott Creek Park.
  100. Have a Nerf war (great way to work out family tensions).
  101. Have a fancy dinner in your home for any reason at all.
  102. Watch all the Star Wars movies in a row.
  103.  Send a restaurant gift card to a nurse.
  104. Have brunch even when it's not Sunday.
  105. Try making Disney's famous desserts from home
  106. If you're healthy, give blood.

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