How to beat the winter doldrums
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1. Gather a few friends and make a gingerbread house, it isn’t too late!
2. Make new family ornaments for the following year
a. Gather materials at Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
i. Go to the craft store and buy a new stocking for next year and decorate it.
ii. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, there are lots of “DIY” cards on Pinterest for friends and family.
3. Have a Netflix marathon with a friend
a. Perhaps include:
i. Hot chocolate
1. Check out the current sales at the
a. Alderwood Mall, or
b. Seattle outlet
2. Tips to get the best deals
a. Shop in the men’s and women’s section
b. Have a general goal in mind when walking into a store
c. Have a budget planned before the trip
Keep in mind that prices add up quickly.
1. Ice skating is always a fun alternative to roller skating
a. Lynnwood Ice Center
• Kids 5 & Under: Free Admission
• Youth Ages 6-12: $6
• General 13 & Older: $7
• Seniors (55 & Older): $6
• Skate Rental: $3
3. Roller skating is year round, gather a few friends and check it out.
a. Wednesday: all ages – $7- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
b. Friday: teen night – $11- 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
i. $3 extra if purchasing inlines
4. Just because winter break is over, we still have a few months where it is possible to get snow. Build a snowman with some friends and have fun. Maybe have a snowball fight or find a hill to sled on.
5. There’s always the classic option of going outside.
a. Go for a walk. Maybe walk a different route or bring a pet.
b. Take some pictures of the outdoors for social media, such as Instagram or Snapchat.
6. Another activity is exploring Seattle’s MOPOP Museum – formerly known as the EMP.
a. Adults (18-64)- $25
b. Senior (65+)- $22
c. Student (with ID)- $22
d. Military (with ID)- $19
e. Youth (5-17)- $16
f. Children (4 and younger)- Free
g. Members- Free
i. The Star Trek museum is an extra $5 with basic admission.
Children are still free.