If you want to do some fun winter activities with your kids, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor things to do.
Here’s a guide to winter fun with your kids:
Create a winter-themed craft station: Make snowflakes, paper snowmen, or other winter-themed crafts using paper, glue, glitter, and other art supplies.
Bake and decorate cookies: Have a baking session and let kids decorate cookies with winter-themed designs using icing, sprinkles, and edible decorations.
Build a blanket fort: Use blankets, pillows, and cushions to create a cozy fort where kids can read books, play games, or watch movies.
Host a winter-themed scavenger hunt: Hide winter-related items around the house and create a scavenger hunt for kids to find them.
Have an indoor snowball fight: Use soft, plush snowballs or balled-up socks for a safe and fun indoor snowball fight.
Build a snowman: Classic winter fun! Use snow to build snowmen and decorate them with scarves, hats, and buttons.
Go sledding: Find a nearby hill and enjoy sledding with kids. Make sure it's a safe area without obstacles.
Create snow art: Use spray bottles filled with water and food coloring to create colorful designs or drawings on the snow.
Ice skating: Visit a local ice rink for a fun day of ice skating.
Some areas may also have outdoor skating ponds. For ice to be considered safe to go out on, it should be of a particular thickness — at least 15 centimetres thick for a person to walk or skate on it, or 20 cm thick for a group of people, and at least 25 cm thick for snowmobiling.
The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength − clear blue to black ice is strongest, and likely the deepest.
Nature Scavenger Hunt: Explore the winter landscape by going on a nature scavenger hunt to find items like pinecones, animal tracks, or icicles.
Remember to dress warmly and ensure safety when participating in outdoor winter activities.
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