After the hustle, bustle and excitement of the Holidays is over winter can get everyone feeling a bit down. But this wonderous season that we are so lucky to be able to enjoy has a lot to offer! Even if you skip the really cold -25C days and opt for the more balmy -5C outdoor winter explorations you can still get everyone out and enjoying the cold.
We truly love bucket lists as they are a great learning tool to use at home. Building a bucket list with your kids
Winter Playground Bucket List
- Build a snowman
- Play pin the smile or nose on the snowman
- Build a snow fort
- Build a quinzee (easier than a proper igloo with blocks)
- Jump into a pile of powdery snow
- Make a snow angel
- Play Fox and Goose tag
- Host a snowball target practice
- Track Yeti footprints
- Identify animal tracks in the snow
- Play 'sardines' or 'manhunt' in a park or playground (rules found here)
- Play a traditional game of hide and seek (snow piles and snow forts make this extra fun!)
- Create art in ice
- Watch bubbles freeze
- Go sledding on a local hill (some resources can be found here)
- Go skiing or tubing (local Durham Region resources)
- Create a snowy obstacle course (think tunnels, climbing mounds, mazes, be creative!)
Keep in mind Ontario Winter Playground Safety; if the ground is frozen, the playground isn't safe.
Remember, do not make the list too long as it may seem impossible to accomplish before you start a
Spring Playground Bucket List!