IT’S SNOW FUN
IT’S SNOW FUN
Dealing with the cold snowy weather is part of being Canadian. Embrace the “white stuff” this year with a list of new ideas to make winter fun for the whole family.
HOST A WINTER BARBECUE
Relive the good old days of summer! Brush the snow off the BBQ cover and invite the neighbours over for some hotdogs and hamburgers.
Light up a sled or wagon with a string of battery operated holiday lights. Pull the kids around the neighbourhood after dark.
HIT THE BEACH
It’s interesting to visit a place that we usually only see in the summer. How has the beach changed? Touch the frozen sand, see the ice piled up at the shoreline, feel the wind. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate to warm up.
TRY WINTER CAMPING IN YOUR BACKYARD
Set up the tent in the yard. Include lots of sleeping bags and extra blankets. Warm up around a campfire with Smores. Run in the house if it gets too cold.
BUILD AN ICE CASTLE
Freeze coloured water in ice cube trays and other plastic containers. Stack up into ice structures.
SQUIRT BOTTLE FUN
Put water and food colouring in a squirt bottle. Spray on the snow to make colourful pictures. Or spray on a snowman to make the most unique one on the block (no one would miss a purple snowman).
BUILD A WINTER LEMONADE STAND
Pack down a huge pile of snow. Smooth the top to make a snow table. Sell hot chocolate .
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Give the kids mittens and a magnifying glass. Catch a snowflake on your mitt and take a close up look at a snowflake.
ICICLE MELT TEST
Everyone chooses an icicle to bring inside. Stick each one in a drinking glass. Which one melts the fastest, or which one leaves the most liquid?
MAY I TAKE YOUR HAT?
Build a snowman to be your model. Now try on as many different hats as you can find. Try a hard hat, toque, party hat, hockey helmet, baseball cap, camphat, etc.
TOO COLD OUTSIDE?
Is the day too cold to play outside? Give the kids a tray full of sugar cubes. Can they build an igloo?
It’s important to keep your family active this winter. Turn off the TV and participate in a new winter family tradition.