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>#339: Sleigh Ride

>Put on your warm clothes, grab a blanket, and go for a sleigh ride! Don’t have a horse and sleigh? Some ranches provide sleigh rides in the winter as do some winter carnivals/festivals as well as some winter resorts. Make this a family activity: Pile the whole family in the sleigh–if they all fit! This

Downhill Skiing With the Kids

>Is there snow? Let’s go downhill skiing! Make this a family activity: Take the whole family out on the slopes. This activity promotes physical activity, coordination and gaining physical strength.

>#315: Snow fort / Igloo

>Is there snow outside? Bundle up and go outside and build a snow fort or igloo. If the snow is hard and crusty on the top layer, carve out blocks using your hands as if they were knives. Stack the blocks up to make walls for your fort. Make this a family activity: Bring the

>#311: Catch Snowflakes on Your Tongue

>This is a hard one. Can you catch a snowflake on your tongue? What makes this one so tricky is that your mouth is warm and so is your breath. Before that cold, little snowflake can land on your tongue, it melts! Hint: The really big, fluffy flakes are great for catching on your tongue.

Cross-Country Skiing

>Do you have any snow on the ground? Go cross-country skiing. Don’t have skis? No problem, ski shops sometimes rent skis as do some sporting good stores or recreation facilities. Look around and see what you can find. Make this a family activity: This is a great way to get the family outside and moving.

>#274: Crack Mud Puddle Ice

>Brrr. It’s chilly in the mornings! Crack the thin layer of ice on top of a mud puddle. Make sure you wear water proof boots! Safety First: Make sure the mud puddles are not deep because the water will be very cold! Do NOT do this on ponds or lakes. Make this a family activity:


> Play hockey! She shoots, she scores! If you don’t have ice to play on, you can play field hockey or street hockey (watch for cars–in fact, the best place for street hockey is somewhere like a basketball court so you don’t have to worry about cars). This activity promotes group/team cooperation, physical activity, motor