Thursday, January 22, 2009
Family Friday: Snow Fun
For those of you who live where the snow is abundant (which this year seems like is much of the country), why not take advantage of it and turn it into a family fun day.
Here are just a few ideas:
-Go sledding (the picture above is me and my older girls back in 2004/2005). Sledding is great fun and climbing the hill is a heck of a workout.
-Build a snow fort together. For some inspiration check out this story from my local news. It was aired back at Christmas so I doubt the castle is actually still standing, but if you watch the video of it (on the right side of the story) you can see just how great it was.
-Have a playful snow fight. Instead of forming snowballs, just throw handfulls of snow at each other. This is especially good if the snow is "icy" as it is less likely to hurt others. The picture below is my husband and oldest daughter during a family snow day.
-Build a snowman together.
-Fill spray bottles with colored water and make snow "paintings"
-Make snow sculptures
-Make snow angels
-Perform a service project together and shovel drive/walkways for those who may have trouble doing it themselves or dig out fire hydrants.
After playing out in the snow together, come in for some warm soup made in the crock-pot and some hot chocolate. Then have everyone snuggle in together and watch some fun snow-themed movies.
Here are a few movie ideas:
- Raymond Briggs' The Snowman
- Snow Buddies
- Snow Dogs
- Snow Day