With a thick coat of snow covering the ground, the sound of children cheering can already be heard. Here on Long Island, it's practically a rite of passage to keep your fingers crossed and wish for an extra day off to play in the snow! With the second big snow of 2014 hitting Long Island, how can it not be enchanting? Of course, being stuck inside all day because of the snow can sure get the best of you and your kids.
Many local roads are still icy, snowy, and slick, making a driving dangerous endevor. Rather than hibernating in your home all day and sitting in front of the TV or playing video games, get outdoors and enjoy the snow with the whole family! Here on Long Island, we only get to enjoy snow for one short season a year, and even then, it’s not always a “good” snow year - so why not make the most of it now! While many folks may be wishing for the warmer weather, the winter season can be one of the best times to enjoy the chilly outdoors. Shoveling the snow isn’t always fun, but there’s always time to enjoy the snow after!
We’ve put together some fun-filled things to do with the kids - outdoors! So get your snow boots, scarf, hat, gloves, and winter coat on to get outside and play in the snow! Cure that cabin fever with these ideas that sure will get you and your kids to enjoy that white stuff in your own backyard!
Snow is piling up and it’s the perfect time to get out those sleds and hit those slippery slopes. Go to your local park for the ride of your life.
Build a Snowman
Roll some big and small snow balls and place them on top one another. Whip out a carrot for the nose, find some rocks for the eyes, twigs for the arms and top it off with a hat and a scarf! Welcome your new winter wonderland friend!
Make Snow Angels
Dress up super warm and with enough layering to avoid getting any snow up your leg and arms and create your own snow angel. Plop down on the snow and move your arms and legs up and down.
Build an Igloo or Snow Fort
Pack up some snow by layering and have your own hang out spot made of snow! Sip on some hot cocoa made from the stovetop and look out as the snow falls.
Have a Snowball Fight
Get all your friends together and create teams for a massive snowball fight!
Play Snow Tag
Playing tag in the snow isn’t as easy as it sounds. Get some exercise from running around in the snow while trying to catch the other person.
Grab some water bottles and add some food coloring. Now, you have your “paint.” Take your “paint” and create masterpieces of artwork in the snow!
Put on your skates and show off those figure eights at your local indoor ice rink. If you’re more of an outdoor person, check out a local outdoor ice rink near you.
As much as the snow can be fun, it’s important to remember to take several saftey measures while we are in this winter wonderland. Have tons of fun, but be sure to stay warm - getting bundled up can be half the fun!
Did you build your own snowman or snow angel today?
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Igloo How To Video courtesy of Catlin Arctic Survey's Official YouTube Page.