We are finally getting some good snow here in Southern MN. Before we had snow, it was so hard to get the kids to go out and play. Which I understand why, it was cold out and there was no snow! What do you do outside in the winter with no snow?! But ever since the last snow fall, they have been out everyday. I don't even have to make them! Today they were out before 8:30am! Clare writes "outside" on her calender for every day of the week. Ah, the joys of childhood, having only one thing to do on your to do list. Over the years of playing outside we have learned a few tricks to keep snow out of their boots/ankles and gloves/wrists. Our secret is.....DUCT TAPE! Yep, we tape their gloves to their coats and tape their snow pants over their boats. Clare got so warm yesterday she came inside to cool off. My husband also built an awesome snow fort for them. So far it fits 2 kids. They are working on 2 more snow forts and will soon have a neighborhood in our back yard. Yesterday they were pretending they were a family of bears preparing for hibernation season. They were gathering and storing food and finishing up the fort. I also gave them a spray bottle filled with water and food coloring. They decorated their food with green water.
What is your favorite winter activity to do as a family?