Parents: Keeping Kids Active in the Cold Weather

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Active When It’s Cold Outside

Snow season is just around the corner and I bet your kids can’t wait. Here at Girls on the Run, we want to make sure that our girls stay active and safe this Winter so they’ll be ready to go come Spring season.

Here are some ideas for Family Winter Fun!

1)     Figure Skating – http://www.faqs.org/faqs/sports/skating/ice/rec-skate/answers/

2)     Skiing – http://www.familyskitrips.com/family/familyskitips.htm

3)     Sledding – http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/travel-ta-snow-sports-family-sidwcmdev_053088.html You can even build your own! http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/winter/gear/sleds/

4)     Snowboarding – http://library.thinkquest.org/3885/

5)     Snow Sculpture & Statuary Contest (a.k.a. who can build the best Snowman)

6)     Snowshoeing

7)     Ice fishing

8)     Snowball Fights

9)     Make Your Own Snow House

Want more tips on how to be active and stay safe when it’s cold outside? Check out these websites:

http://www.childrenscolorado.org/news/pr/2010-News/winter-sports-tips.aspx

http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/winter/index.htm

http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-spotlight/winter-sports-safety/

http://www.allstaractivities.com/sports/sports-winter.htm

Stayed tuned for next week’s topic: Thanksgiving is coming – here’s a list of things to be thankful for

 

 

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