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 and see who can be first in knocking his hat off with a snowball.
- 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.
- Play King or Queen of the Snow Mountain.
- Build a snow shelter, igloo, or snow cave.
- 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.