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By Pam Molnar


f you are lucky enough to experience all four seasons, you know that winter can sometimes be a drag. The cold and snow feel relentless, leaving us to wonder if we will ever see summer again. However, when the wind dies down and the sun comes out, winter’s unique playground is hard to beat. If you are looking for outdoor winter fun beyond building a snowman, and sledding, take a look at a dozen activities to put the “Win” in Winter... 1. Go on an ice cube scavenger hunt – Mix water with food coloring and pour into dollar store ice trays.When frozen, hide in the snow with just a peak of color showing and see how quickly the kids can find them. 6 seasons

2. Create ice mosaics – You will need a your footprints, create a maze. You can either round cake pan and a plastic cup. Rub the design as you go or find a maze design online outside of the cup with Vaseline and place in and try to recreate it. SUBFAM FILL small 1 12/15/17 11:35 AM Page 1 the middle of the pan. 12.17:Layout Add some of nature’s colorful items – leaves, small berries, sticks, 4. Have an outdoor picnic – Set up a picnic table complete with table cloth. Bring out a tureen of hot soup or a crockpot of chili. Create a DIY hot dog bar with all the trimmings and roast your hot dogs on sticks over the fire pit. For dessert, make your own snow ice cream.

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small pebbles and enough water to cover. Let freeze overnight. When frozen, place bottom of the pan in hot water to loosen edges and remove ice from pan and cup. Place outdoors near a window. 3. Make a snow maze – Find an open area in your yard or park with fresh snow. Using suburban family |

5. Make snowpeople stencils – Use foam board to create stencils of shirts, pants, hats and shoes plus people heads and hands. Fill water bottles with colored water and spray over stencil to create colorful snowpeople. 6. Freeze bubbles – When the weather drops below freezing, head outside and blow some bubbles.Try blowing the bubbles directly onto a glove or snow pile to see it’s beautiful patterns. Warning: Bubbles that freeze in midair might break when it lands. January/February 2018

Suburban Family ~ Jan + Feb 2018  
Suburban Family ~ Jan + Feb 2018  

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