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Enjoy a Winter Scavenger Hunt

Take a hike in the forest or just walk around the neighborhood while looking for the 15 items on this list. 1. Pinecone 2. Icicle 3. Leaf still on a tree 4. Bird foot prints 5. Rabbit foot prints 6. A cardinal 7. Bird seed 8. A squirrel

9. A snowman 10. Christmas decorations that are still up 11. Acorn 12. Bird’s nest 13. Pine needles 14. Feather 15. A lost mitten or glove

7. Winter shot put – Freeze colored water in small balloons overnight. The next day, make colored lines in the snow with paint and have players throw their ice ball as far as they can.You can also use those frozen colored ice balls for snow golf or snow tic-tac-toe.

9. Bring winter indoors – When the kids can’t play unsupervised, bring the snow inside to the bathtub. Let them build, create and play with the snow while sitting on stools just outside the tub. When play is over, let the snow melt and wash down the drain.

11. Build a snow volcano – Fill a disposable cup with baking soda and a few drops of food coloring. Place in snow and mound the snow up around it to resemble a volcano. Do not cover the top of the cup. When you are ready, pour vinegar into cup and watch the show.

8. Make a snow castle – This is just as much fun with snow as it is doing with sand, except you can’t color the sand! Pull out your sand buckets, shovels and molds to create a castle and then accent with paint, colored water or items you find outside.

10. Make your own slushies – Fill cups with snow, packing it down tight. Pour soda or carbonated flavored water over the snow for a quick treat.You can also make your own snow cone syrup with equal parts of water and sugar and a package of Kool-Aid mix.

12. Winter mini trip – If the snow is sparse in your city this year, take a weekend trip nearby to enjoy dog sledding, winter ziplining or ice fishing. Check neighboring cities for outdoor winter festivals that embraces the snow, even if they have to create it themselves.

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Winter Fun, On Stage, Healthy Heart, Fueling Young Athletes, Fitness Race Guide, Dining Restaurants, Special Occasions Party Planner, Local...

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Winter Fun, On Stage, Healthy Heart, Fueling Young Athletes, Fitness Race Guide, Dining Restaurants, Special Occasions Party Planner, Local...