6 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 Weather WhizKids has some simple instructions to help you examine 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.

6. Winter Sun Catchers I really like these Winter Sun Catchers . They look so easy to make and are very pretty

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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Comments

    • 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!

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