5 Winter Activities For Families


Winter Fun

Last Monday we woke up to find that snow had transformed the landscape into a winter wonderland. My inner child still delights in that first snowfall each year. There is something magical about the transformation and when the sun shines it is absolutely beautiful. Winter in northern climes can be challenging. Winter comes early and leaves late. Still snow is a lot of fun when you don’t have to shovel it! If the temperatures aren’t too frigid, bundle up the family and head outside for some winter fun together.

1. Snow Painting Amanda over Crafts-N-Things for Children describes how to have Snow Much fun With Glitter Paint. Isn’t that a wonderful title? You could make a snow man and add some color!

2. Ice Lanterns I really like ice lanterns. They are so pretty and fun to make. You will find instructions over at Almost Unschoolers.  If you would like to add some colour try these

3. Paper Snowflakes Remember making paper snowflakes as a kid? This tutorial at Preschool Powol Packets tells you everything you need to know to create gorgeous snowflakes. Where will you display your collection?

4. Examining Snowflakes Rhythm of the Home has lots of wonderful ideas for winter activities including winter sun catchers and examining snowflakes.

5. Bird Feeders Winter can be very challenging for our feathered friends, especially when it is very cold and food is scarce. This post from Crafty Crow lists some wonderful ways of feeding the birds. Ideas include bird food wreath, bird seed ornaments, and bird food garlands.

What are your favorite winter activities? What helps you to embrace the season and enjoy the snow? How do your children respond to the first snowfall of the winter?

Lewis Caroll

Photo Credit: Winter in Ohio by Steve Wall on Flickr

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  1. I loved this post! I pinned it to my “parenting” board on Pinterest.
    Bonnie a.k.a. LadyBlogger recently posted…Analyze Your HandwritingMy Profile

  2. This is a fun post! I especially like the bird feeder ideas. The birds become the only color we see in the winter when the flowers are dormant. It is fun to watch them through the window!
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  3. I love, love ice lanterns! So pretty on a dark winter’s night. They are calling for a snow storm tonight where I live (western canada) so we will see what it is like outside in the morning. Visiting via “charliebethwalkers’ link up from over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com
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    • Sharon Harding says:

      Me too!! Me tooo! They are so pretty and as we approach the winter solstice we need all the light we can get!

  4. I’m stopping by from Family Fridays link up. Such neat ideas that I had never thought of. I love getting us outdoors even in winter and these ideas will be a part of that this year! Pinning!
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  5. Thank you for linking up to Family Friday. I love the bird feeder idea. My little guy is in love with cardinals, and that would be a fun project for him.
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  6. thanks for collecting these! i’m excited to do the sun catchers with the kids – SO pretty!!

  7. Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing on Family Friday Link Up Party! Hope to see you again next week!
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  8. I love that picture and quote from L.Carrol!
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  9. No snow for us yet, but hopefully when it comes we’ll be able to give some of these a go. I love the idea of snow painting. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party
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