Get Outside and Enjoy Winter
Once the weather turns cold, many people’s idea of winter sports is going inside, breaking out the hot chocolate (or the beer and nachos, depending on the sport) and comfortably watching the whole affair slouched in their favorite recliner. You don’t have to hibernate for the winter though. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the chilly season:
What’s the point of snow if you can’t have fun with it? Take advantage of that powdery goodness by making snow angels and snowmen. You don’t have to stick to a generic looking ‘Frosty the Snowman’ either. Be creative and wow the neighborhood.
It might be a winter wonderland out there, but it doesn’t have to be all white. Add food coloring to some water and then freeze it into blocks and other shapes, using ice cube trays, muffin tins, Jell-O molds, or anything else you can lay your hands on. You now have a brilliant pallet of colors to work with. It’s instant ice art.
You’ve probably built snow forts at some point in time, so why not take it a step further and build your own igloo? Think of it as a winter tree house, your little home away from home. For instructions on how to get started, check out this handy guide.
If the options above seem a little tame, you can always try something more extreme like ice golf, shovel racing and or Yukigassen, a Japanese-inspired cross between a paintball and snowball fighting. Regardless of whether you choose to be creative, extreme or both, get outside this winter and enjoy the season.