It's easy to make excuses to stay inside where it's warm and cozy, but getting out into the brisk, winter's air is good for the soul. For weeks, my husband and I would spend each weekend working outside on our shed, regardless of how cold it was, we just dressed for the occasion. We'll call up our neighbors and friends on a whim and ask if they want to meet up with us to take the dogs for a walk in the woods, regardless of how much snow we'll have to trek through. A quick text message, and we're off. But it would be much more fun to leave behind a pair of paper mittens on their doorknob as an invite, wouldn't you agree? During the winter, leave behind paper mitten, or snowflake notes (in the summer, attach a piece of slate near your backdoor, and a piece of chalk, to scribble a message or two).
Here are a few winter fun activites you can enjoy at any age... Check out these ideas for hosting a sledding party or a skating party. Get outside and build a snowman, or snow fort. And if you must stay indoors, how about breaking out the board games, host a movie marathon (pick a series or a specific theme and serve lots of popcorn), or plan an indoor picnic in front of the fire and mix up the seasons a bit.
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