We’ve endured some frigid weather in the last month. Some days with the windchill it has felt like -45C. Our daily trek down to the end of the street to meet the school bus has been daunting.
Luckily my back yard is sheltered from the wind so it has not felt as cold as the open areas and we have played outside for all but one day. The children are dressed appropriately for the weather and do not complain – in fact, some of them are disappointed when I say it is time to go in.
On the coldest days we’ve stayed outside for only about 20 minutes. Our ‘extra’ indoor time was used to explore what happens when we put paint and paper in a salad spinner and spin;
or shake if you prefer;
We’ve also investigated a bin full of bird seed;
However, we still prefer to be outside – discovering how slippery the old cookie sheets get when they are cold. Some enjoy ‘skating’ on them;
Others take them to the little hill and try to ‘snowboard’;
Some have tried using the pipes to ‘ski’ down the slope;
The wok toboggan is another option – love that it has handles so friends can help out;
So, indoors or out, we’ve been busy.