Friday, March 7, 2008

Winter Games

There are many many fun things to do this winter, bellow you will find a list of some fun indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with your children.

INDOOR FUN

- Museums

On those days when the weather is just too cold, head over to your local museum. Children of any age will have a wonderful time at the museum, the classic exhibitions that are always a favourite are the dinosaur and the natural world. Many museums have a special children's area where they can have a more hands on experience. To find all the museums in your area visit the Canadian Museum Association and search their directory.

- Public Library

A fun place to spend time all year around. The libraries provide parents with numerous resources from story time, videos, DVDs, play groups, reading clubs and an extensive selection of books in a number of different languages. Visit your local library today and discover all that they have to offer.

- Art Gallery

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of art by visiting a provincial art museum or even your local art gallery. Many galleries will have special exhibits featuring many of the great artists as well as new artists and art forms from around the world. Always a great place to give your child an art history lesson. You can also see if the art gallery has special classes or areas for children. Be inspired and see if you can encourage your child to draw like Picasso or Seurat, the great pointillist painter.

OUTDOOR FUN

- Maple Syrup Farm

I don't think you will have to twist any arms to get your child to go to a maple syrup farm. There are many fun things to see and do at any of the great farms across most of Canada, there are also great festivals happening in the month of March. Enjoy and remember to bring back some fresh maple syrup.

- Snow Fun

As the saying goes, "if you can't beat them, join them". With all the snow that has fallen, don't think of it as a nuisance instead go outside and have fun with it. The one thing that every child should do is build the best snowman/snowwoman with all the trimmings. Look around for an old shirt, hat, mittens, scarf and anything else your child would like to put on it and have fun. The possibilities are endless, let them be creative with how they would like their snowman to look.

Another great activity is snow painting, get some empty spray bottles and fill them up with water and food coloring and let your budding artist go wild. You might want to avoid red and yellow colours for obvious reasons.

- Winter Picnic

Why not? Pack some yummy warm food like soup and hot chocolate and head out for a picnic at your local park or backyard. Dress warmly and bring a blanket.

- A hayride

Go on a hayride and take in all the sounds and smells of winter. Without a doubt you will come back feeling refreshed.

- The Classics

There will always be something special about going skiing, skating and tobogganing. It is never too early to introduce these classic winter sports to your little ones. Pick one or all three and have a great time.

This winter have fun both infoors and out!

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