-Build a bonfire and roast hot dogs or make s’mores.-Do a nature treasure hunt.
-Go sledding at a local park.
-Search for animal tracks.
-Build a snowman or change it up and build a snow animal or snow car.
-Make Ice Sculptures (use old milk cartons, fill it with water and let it freeze, then carve).
-Make your own bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed and see how many different birds come to feed.
-Shovel mazes in the snow.
-Have a winter picnic, lay out a heavy blanket and have a thermos of hot soup, a few sandwiches and hot chocolate.
-Build snow forts and have snowball fight.
-Go on a backyard winter photo shoot. Let the kids find cool things to take photos of.
These are just a few ideas. Don’t let Mother Nature keep you inside all winter. Make the most of winter. These fun times will make long lasting family memories. Just make sure you have the hot water ready for hot chocolate as soon as you go back inside.