It’s the winter, and many think that means that exploring has to halt, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. This winter, instead of staying stagnant inside, get out and explore. Trust us, you’ll be glad that you did.
Here are 10 unique ideas for you to explore this winter:
1. Climb in the Ice caves: If you can find any ice caves near you, you’ll be amazed and fascinated by nature’s beauty. Do be careful if the caves are not under supervision. Ice can be dangerous.
2. Learn about snowflakes: What do you - and your kids - know about snowflakes. On a day that the snow is flying, take time to learn more about what makes snow. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn.
3. Explore with a camera: Buy a few disposable cameras and let your family take photos of what they find. After you’re done exploring, go through the photos and see what / why your family members found certain things interesting. Hot cocoa here would be an awesome add.
4. Build a massive snow fort: Building a massive snow fort will be sure to create memories with your kids. Think about ways you can adult-ize the fort (maybe adding a fireplace, tv, bunk beds, etc.). Don’t be afraid to get creative.
5. Go snowshoeing: Snowshoeing is a fantastic exercise that you can take your entire family (including dogs) on. Trekking through deep snow is always good for a laugh, and a sweat.
6. Have a winter picnic: Round up the blankets, thermos’, and firewood, and have an outdoor winter picnic. This is sure to provide a fun memory (maybe even a new tradition). Just be sure to dress appropriately, and provide warm food.
7. Paint in the snow: All you have to do is add food coloring to water and put it in a spray bottle. Your kids will love it, and the snow in front (or behind) your house will get the flair that it deserves.
8. Rent snowmobiles: For the adults or older children in your family, renting snowmobiles is guaranteed to provide some cold faces and warm memories. This is perfect for the thrill seakers in your family.
9. Relax in a hot tub: There is just something about being in a hot tub, seeing your breathe, and having to wear a winter hat. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating, and the perfect outdoor exploration after a long day. Add a snow angel into this mix if you’d like to dice it up a bit.
10. Sledding, obviously: Last but not least, go find the biggest hill you can, and go sledding! It’s exercise, exploration, and fun, all combined into one. Perfect for the kids, you’ll have a thrill on - basically - any hill.
Remember, get outside this winter. There’s much to explore!