5 Different Activities For The Shortest Day Of The Year



The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is on December 21, 2021. This also marks the first day of winter. Here are five different activities to do on the shortest day of the year.

#1 Decorate Outside

Something fun you can do is decorate your trees outside. Whether you have shrubs, oaks, elms, or evergreens, decorate them with popcorn strands and other fun items. [1]

#2 Make Snowflakes

We all wish for a white Christmas; we don’t all get one though. Instead, make your own snowflakes to decorate around the house.

#3 Make Sun And Stars

Going on the crafty theme, make some sun and star crafts. You can hang them on your tree outside or you can put them around your house. [2]

#4 Walk In The Outdoors

On the first day of winter, take a walk outdoors. Bring your pet or your family members and enjoy God’s beauty.

#5 Make Cookies

Another fun activity to do on the shortest day of the year is to make cookies. You can make any type you want, than you can eat them or give them away.

History Of The Solstice

The winter solstice, also known as the first day of winter, is when the Earth’s poles reach its maximum tilt away from the sun. There is also a summer solstice in June.


  1. ^https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/winter-solstice-activities-kids/ (go back  ↩)
  2. ^https://rhythmsofplay.com/ways-to-celebrate-the-winter-solstice-2/ (go back  ↩)

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