6 Timeless Ways to Have Fun in the Snow
Anyone can enjoy some wintery goodness with these activities for young and old
With winter in full swing and an extended forecast of snowy days ahead of us, we've rounded up a list of the most joyful things to do in the fluffy white powder, that both kids and adults will find equally smile-inducing.
1. SNOW ANGELS NEVER GET OLD
Put on your puffiest gear (best to be water-resistant) and head out to a white-washed park or even just your own back yard. Lay down on your back, flap your arms and legs a few times, and voilà - you've got your very own snow angel. It's doubly rewarding if you have a loved one to share the magic with.
2. GO SLEDDING - WITH A TWIST
Forget about pricey sleds, toboggans and gliders ... simply break down a cardboard box and create your own makeshift sled for the price of nothing close to. Then find the nearest spot with a snowy hill and glide through the cool winter air without a care in the world.
3. CATCH FALLING SNOWFLAKES
Take a large piece of black construction paper outside and lay it flat on the ground while the flurries are swirling. Once they land, you'll get to examine their intricate details. Just like personal fingerprints, no two snowflakes are alike.
4. CREATE A TEMPORARY MASTERPIECE
Fill a collection of squirt bottles with different hues of food coloring and go to town using the snowy landscape as your very own canvas. Don't forget to snap pictures so you can cherrish the memories of your snowy art for years to come.
5. MAKE BUBBLES FREEZE IN MID-AIR
When the temperature drops below an ice-cold 0 degrees Celcius, have your bottle of bubbles at the ready. Blow them out and watch them freeze as you catch them on the wand.
6. TAKE IT ALL IN AND SAVOR IT
Winter is festive and fun and has the ability to make people overwhelmed with awe, just by the sheer nature of it. Some of the quietest, pensive moments can be found in the midst of watching a flurry of snow fall or the still, undisturbed beauty of how the powder reflects off of lamp lights during winter strolls. Take a step back from it all and just enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered landscape.