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15 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities For Kids

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I recently read a statistic about the fact American kids spend an average of 10 minutes playing outside a day. What a sad fact for our society. I remember being a child playing outside until all my skin was numb. With all of the indoor entrainment options available to us I find myself having to make a conscious effort to make sure my kids get outside in particular during the winter. I have complied a quick list of fun things to do outdoors this weekend with your kids. Most of them are quick and easy and cost little to nothing.

  • Build a snow fort
  • Make a snow man (then knock it down according to my 5 year old)
  • Go to a play ground (no they don’t close in the winter)
  • Go to a nature preserve and snowshoe (pull the really young ones in a sled)
  • Go to a sledding hill
  • Go downhill skiing
  • Go ice-skating on an outdoor rink
  • Ice fishing
  • Go to a woods and look for animal tracks
  • Have a campfire with smores and hot chocolate
  • Cross country skiing
  • Go Camping
  • Go hunting for small game (assuming the season is still open)
  • Geocaching
  • Shovel the driveway with your kids (it can actually be fun and as a bonus it is productive)

There you go! Now you have a list of 15 things to do outside this winter weekend with your kids. Pick one of them and get outside.

 

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