Many of us are dreading another pandemic winter locked down at home. But instead of worrying, now is the time to plan fun things to do with the family outside the house when it’s cold or snowing.
Here are some creative ideas that kids and parents will love:
We’ve all heard of hygge, the Danish idea of a cozy home. This year you can try another Scandinavian concept called friluftsliv. Part of Norwegian culture, it literally means ‘outdoor life’ and is all about being one with nature even when the weather isn’t ideal. Stroll through the park and pay attention to your surroundings, whether it’s the gentle chirping of winter birds or the beauty of a fresh snowfall.
try something new
There are lots of fun winter sports we’ve heard of but never tried. Why not challenge the whole family to explore a new activity? Curling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are easy enough for almost any age and can be quickly learned while practicing social distancing. Not feeling too sporty? You can try sculpting snow or painting a beautiful winter landscape.
Go on a local road trip
While vacationing on a tropical beach is out of the question, there are plenty of beautiful and exciting places to explore in your own province. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend getaway, look for something an hour or two away that piques your interest, such as a vast lake, hiking trail or a frozen waterfall.
— News Canada
– A B