The winter months may bring cold weather, but it also brings GREAT opportunities for outdoor experiences. While it’s important to pay close attention to your child to ensure they are warm, it’s just as important to get outside and stretch those muscles.
You can have some real fun outdoors, especially if you have snow! Engage your child with activities like building a snow family, building a snow fort, painting in the snow, conducting science experiments with snow and ice, or go sledding and ice skating.
Don’t worry, even if you don’t have snow you can still do science experiments with ice such as using different substances to see which melts ice faster, make ice to paint with or to paint on, go to the playground and do activities involving fake snow.
There are many crafts you can do to get children excited for the winter season too, such as, making gingerbread houses, making salt-dough ornaments, play board games, act out your favorite stories and bake and decorate cookies. Children can really enhance their science skills, fine tune their physical development, and work on their social-emotional development as they work together during winter activities.
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