10 Winter Activities to Do with Your Children
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Much like any other parent, I really struggle with coming up with activities to keep my kids busy during the winter months. We live in Maryland where snow removal is a bit of a joke, and I grew up in New England where school was rarely canceled due to snow.
Here in Maryland, the districts cancel school even when there are just a few inches of snow coating the ground. As much as I despise the snow and the cold, I force myself to get outside with my kids.
Here are some ideas for both indoor and outdoor activities that you and your children may also enjoy this winter!
Go for a nature walk on a trail. If there is snow on the ground, bring a sled, snowshoes, or cross-country skis.
Go ice fishing.
Go ice skating.
Read snow-themed books.
Teach your kids how to shovel snow.
Build a snowman indoors with homemade play dough.
Go sledding with your kids — even if it takes you longer to get them dressed than the time they want to spend outside. The experience is worth it!
Have a “create your own hot chocolate contest” where everyone makes hot chocolate using various toppings. Then vote on who made the tastiest cup.
Photograph historical buildings and monuments under a fresh blanket of snow.
Don’t forget to document your winter fun with plenty of selfies with your kids!
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