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Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
There are so many benefits to being active outdoors in the winter. It is a good way to cut calories and lose weight, the fresh air makes us feel better, and it is a lot more fun and inexpensive than watching TV or surfing the Internet all day.
Be Prepared for the Cold
If you want to enjoy yourself, make sure you won't freeze outside. Do not just head out in sneakers, jeans and a sweater under your coat. Think layers. Wear thermal leggings and several layers under your sweater. Wear a hat and gloves. If you're not cold and uncomfortable, you're more likely to have fun and not run back inside after 5 minutes. It will also help prevent you from having to come up with natural cold and flu remedies and treatment.
11 Winter Fun Ideas
Here are 11 fun (and cheap) outdoor activities to get you motivated.
- Go ice skating.
- Play shinny hockey.
- Go snowshoeing.
- Go on a winter hike.
- Take your dog for a walk.
- Go cross-country skiing.
- Go sledding.
- Build a fort or an igloo.
- Shovel paths in the snow.
- Go ice fishing.
- Visit a local outdoor site such as Fort Whyte Center.
Be prepared, Have fun, Enjoy the outdoors.