40 Outdoor Activities For Kids This Winter
Or if this isn’t an option, buy a few field hockey sticks and teach your kids a version of the game they can play in their own backyard or driveway. Winter activities at 9,600 ft. available at Copper Mountain include skiing, snowshoeing, overnight back-country hut trips, sleigh rides and more! As the largest resort in Summit County, Copper offers diverse terrain on a well-designed, easy-to-navigate mountain. Veteran skiers prefer the east side, while beginner and intermediate skiers enjoy the moderate terrain farther west.
Bring out the army men, Barbies or characters and make an entire town. Similar to making a bird feeder, winter garland for birds and woodland animals is super fun and easy for kids to make. You could string up popcorn, cheerios, cranberries, pretzels or dried fruits. You could dip pinecones in peanut butter and roll them in birdseed and hang those on the string. While lots of kids will be handing out store-bought Valentines (there’s nothing wrong with that), consider making your own this year using items found in nature. Our friends over at Rain or Shine Mama have a fun round-up of 15 nature-inspired Valentine’s Day cards, crafts, and activities.
Owls use their voices to establish territories and attract mates in the dark. Several species begin nesting as early as midwinter, which is one reason why you can often hear them in fall and winter, when most other birds are quiet. Try to identify the different calls of the Barn Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and Barred Owl.
When you get back inside, have the students share their discoveries with one another and talk about the object that excited them the most. Prepare your students by giving each of them a paper plate cut in half. On the “Humans and Machines” plate, students will draw sounds like a snow blower, humans talking, or a car engine. Historic Denver celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with recognition and preservation efforts for some of the city’s most cherished landmarks. Historic Denver will work closely with nominators and property owners to determine a unique action strategy for each of the 50 places chosen. Are you looking for something more adrenaline-inducing?
The little pieces of hole-punched leaves will simply biodegrade. One day you’ll see them scattered all around the grass and then a few days later, they’re gone. Start your year off by being conscious of the environment.
You can invest in a baby wearing jacket or a jacket extender for using a baby carrier. Either a jacket extender or baby wearing jacket is a great way to keep your baby warm and protected in warm weather. You’ll also have to factor in any naps you hope to get your baby home in time for, especially when having to drive to get to your winter activity.
Most people only play with water beads in the summer, but there’s no reason you can’t break them out in the winter, too! Take them outside and see if they stick/freeze to objects? Or freeze them and use them in outdoor games, like marbles.