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Winter’s not over: try these activities

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After numerous weeks of record-breaking, harsh winter weather on the Eastern Seaboard, we have experienced spring-like conditions for most of this past week. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, however – winter is not over!

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Mother Nature reminded us of that just this afternoon when a front blew in with a rare February thunderstorm and a torrential rainstorm which dropped the temperature from the toasty 70s to the 40s. As such, below you will find a list of activities you and your family can enjoy for the remainder of winter. The activities are self-explanatory. (This list is not meant to be exhaustive.)

  • Go sledding (but not on off ramps of interstate highways)
  • Make snow angels
  • Make snow cream
  • Have snowball fights
  • Take ski lessons
  • Go on a winter scavenger hunt
  • Catch snowflakes on your tongue
  • Go ice skating (but not on frozen ponds – go only where it is safe to do so)
  • Build a snow fort
  • Build a snowman, snow animal
  • Draw pictures in the snow with food coloring
  • Feed the birds
  • Bake homemade bread
  • Have a family movie night
  • Play board games
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Make a collage of pictures you took of winter scenes
  • Do jigsaw puzzles
  • Watch a hockey game
  • Bake cookies (be inventive)
  • Drink hot chocolate with marshmallows
  • Make crafts
  • Make homemade soup
  • Make your own playdough
  • Write letters to friends and family members
  • Have a sleepover
  • Have a pajama day
  • Begin a family scrapbook

Add your own winter family traditions, too! The main thing is to enjoy your family, especially while snowed in.

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