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Taking children to the snow?

1. Sledding and snowshoeing.

2. Snowball fight.

3. Make snow angels.



4. Instead of a snowman or woman, why not an animal? Use branches, lichen, leaves, etc., for making fur and other details.

5. Build a snow fort using shovels and buckets. See “Snow Caves for Fun and Survival” by Ernest Wilkinson.




6. Try snow painting using a plastic spray bottle with warm water and food coloring.

7. Look for animal tracks such as dogs, cats, birds, raccoons, deer and other wildlife in the snow. Check out a book from the local library on animal tracks and see how many you can identify.

8. Make peanut butter cookie- cutter treats for the birds: Take old bread slices and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry and harden enough to spread with peanut butter. Cover the shapes with bird seed and hang outdoors on trees anywhere birds visit. Use a bird book to identify the birds.

– Laura Brown


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