I’m not a fan of winter, that’s no big secret. My skin gets dry and cracky, my legs get sore from walking like a penguin, and I hibernate indoors perusing travel websites.
Canadian winters are too long to live like this though, so I’ve just got to suck it up like the delicate buttercup I am. It seems like so many winter activities involve skating though, something neither Hubs and I can do, nor do we have any desire to start. What can the non-sporty types like us do as a family during the winter to #RediscoverNature ?
The most important thing I’ve found is to dress appropriately! My winter attire used to consist of jackets and boots warm enough to get me from the front door to the car. This year I finally own a full-on parka to match my big ol’ white Kamik snow boots. I also have warm mitts, hats, scarves and even snow pants. Not freezing your tushie off makes winter a bit more bearable.
Now that I learned how to dress for the weather at 41, I am ready for… well… hmm. How about:
Building a snowman
Building a snowfort (snowball fight anyone?)
Local sleigh rides
Snowshoeing – we’ll see about that one
No yard to play in? You can locate all of the parks near you on Nature Valley’s park finder.
How does your family #RediscoverNature during the cold winter months? Share your ideas with me, I need all the inspiration I can get; if it includes a hot tub, even better.
Disclosure: I am part of the #RediscoverNature campaign from Nature Valley and General Mills Canada. Opinions, as always, are my own; honest and genuine.