With the winter solstice now behind us, the days are going to gradually get longer. This means a little more time for outdoor play. Here are some ideas to get you and your family out of the house and active during these cold winter months.
Make Snow Angels
Grab the warmest coat you have, a pair of gloves and a good hat. Then head outside and make a snow angel. You might be cold when you first walk out, but you’ll definitely warm up by moving your arms up and down in the snow to make angel wings. Why not make enough to fill your entire yard while you’re out there?
Unleash Your Inner Architect
Want to do something really cool? Build an igloo! It will take some patience, but the hard work will definitely pay off when you’ve impressed everyone with your skills. If you’re not sure how to begin, here’s a great video to help you get started. If you have a warm sleeping bag designed for the elements, you can even camp out in the igloo overnight. Just make sure you’re well prepared for the cold.
Have a Ball
And of course by this we mean have a snowball fight! Just don’t hit anyone in the face. If you really want to put in the effort, you can break up into teams and each side can build their own little defense wall out of the snow. Then, let the battle begin!
That’s right, hula hoops aren’t just for the summer month. There’s no reason you can’t bundle up, head outdoors and warm yourself up by hula hooping around. Make a contest out of it and see who can hula hoop the longest.
Head to the Park
Here’s another idea that’s not just for summer months. Whether it’s your local park or a state or national park, head over and check out the scenery. Parks provide beauty year-round. Take in the sights and enjoy a short walk. What animals do you see? What plants are still around?
Don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to get outside and get moving with you!