If you are thinking about to Cherry Vale Mall to beat cabin fever or perhaps resigned to stay inside with bickering kids and way too much TV- it maybe time to rethink your options. Its true that winter tends to be a couple of months to long in much of the country. And there is only so much sledding you can do, once the snow falls. You and your kids will be happier if you can find new ways to embrace the winter . Get cold easily? Bundle up, dress in layers and get out there anyway. You will build fun memories and get some exercise at the same time! Try some of these for starters.
Build a snow fort
Your kids will find this just as awesome as you did once. Molds for making snow bricks are available at Bed Bath and Beyond. You can also use a small plastic storage bin a sand castle mold or something similar. Once you’ve packed and placed your bricks, you can pack in extra snow like mortar, and sprinkle the fort with a small amount of water and let it freeze. Now you have the perfect fortress for a snowball fight!
It’s easier than skiing or snowboarding, so your kids wont need to be coordinated to try this ancient, low tech but oh so fun activity. Instead of buying cheap snowshoes, which can be uncomfortable and hard to use try renting them Rock Cut State Park Camp Store. In the woods or on the trails, you can look for wildlife, animal tracks, and cool snow and ice formations.
Have a winter picnic
If winter camping sounds like a bit much, try a winter picnic. Pack in mugs of hot soup and carefully wrapped hot sandwiches, or make a bonfire and prepare some of your campfire favorites (s’mores, banana boats!). A thicker, water resistant blanket for sitting is ideal.