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Stay on the go, in spite of the snow!

Looking for some fun ideas? We’ve got them!

  • Take a walk with your kids and teach them the animal prints in the snow.
  • Grab a sled and cruise down a slope. The return hike on an incline also promotes a great workout. Safe steering!
  • Take the Healthy Futures Challenge!
  • Participate in Healthy Futures Events.
  • Strap on your skis or snowshoes and get moving.
  • Ice skate. Ice skating is a great way to exercise the lower body and engage your core. This popular winter sport balances fun and exercise. Check with local officials before skating on frozen ponds and lakes.
  • Build a snowman.
  • Make a snow angel, or two, or three.
  • Try snow angel aerobics. Make a snow angel that ‘flies’ in sets.  Perhaps you can make the snow angel as you count out loud or sing along as a group. This is a simple way to get the entire family moving outside.
  • Bury some goodies in the snow in a cooler and send your kids on a treasure hunt.
  • Build a fort out of snow blocks.
  • Build a snow castle. Who says that castles are just for the beach?  Make this summer pastime a fun winter experience.
  • Go ice fishing.
  • Pretend you are an Arctic explorer and make some important outdoor discoveries.
  • Create a winter version of your favorite game. This is a great opportunity to take Scavenger Hunts (e.g. geocaching), Tag, Red Light, Green Light and other fun games outside.
  • Play tag while staying in your tracks in the snow.
  • Walk your dog.
  • Play a friendly game of hockey in your driveway, or head to a rink.
  • Make winter chores fun. Shovel the driveway as a family.
  • Make a race. See who can get dressed in all of their snow gear first!

Be sure to bundle up, stay hydrated and wear water resistant clothing.