Are your kids tired of playing indoors? Here are five fun ideas to kick away the winter blues.
Shovel the snow to create your bowling alley, spray water to create a smooth and slippery surface, make snow pins and balls. For instructions, visit: www.EscapadeDirect.com.
You could even make colorful ice balloons to serve as the bowling ball. For instructions, visit: www.eHow.com.
The same rules as regular tag except you can only step in others’ footprints. For instructions, visit: www.Kidactivities.net
Ice Block Sculptures
Freeze colored water in ice-cube trays, then let the children create sculptures with the colored blocks. For instructions, visit: Spoonful.com
Snow Treasure Hunt
Fill a cooler with different treats to serve as the treasure box then leave clues to help the children locate it. For instructions, visit: www.WikiHow.com
Use the snow as a canvas and let the children paint it with spray bottles filled with water dyed with food coloring. For instructions, visit: www.iVillage.com
Ready to take these games to the park? Here's a list of parks in Skokie:
- Veterans Park, 8150 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
- Carol Park, 8750 Niles Center Rd, Skokie
- Chippewa Park, 7541 Tripp Ave, Skokie
- Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
- George Street Parkway, 7840 Park Ave, Skokie
- Shabonee Park, 9811 Kedvale Ave, Skokie
- Gross Point Park, 9100 Gross Point Rd, Skokie
- Laramie Park, 5251 Sherwin Ave, Skokie
- Peccia Park, 5425 Brummel St, Skokie
- Terminal Park, 9401 Kenton Ave, Skokie
Have photos from your winter fun? We want to see them!