• Kristin Hankins

Winter Fun - Indoors and Out!

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

Is winter cold where you are?

Where we are stationed now, it's really cold (to us!). We were in Georgia before, and we were apparently pretty spoiled with mild winters.

But here we are, and we must make the best of it. :) We are still trying to get outside, even if for short periods of time. To help us really enhance our outside time and be intentional in looking for the little blessings of life, I created a Winter Scavenger Hunt.

My kids LOVE scavenger hunts! They love being able to search for things and check those little boxes. (I mean, I love checking boxes, too!) To make this reusable, feel free to laminate it, and use dry-erase markers!

That said, we still have A LOT of time indoors! We spend a good bit of that on school and playing, but if you know me, you know we are spending a chunk of that reading, too! Here are some of my favorites so far this winter.

See Inside Weather & Climates helps us learn about the different precipitation we are experiencing when it keeps us from heading outdoors.

The Shortest Day showed us how another culture prepares for the Winter Solstice. Check your library for this one!

What is Snow? is especially useful with the toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary-age kiddos who want to learn more about that white, fluffy stuff they may or may not see where you live!

Winter Days in the Big Woods is a short picture book taken from Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels. We love the Little House series, and this gives us a tiny taste when we aren't reading the whole novel.

Owls just make me think of winter, evening, and cool or cold weather. Goodnight, Owl! is a fun read with my infant and toddler, who can play with the felt flaps and practice counting with me.

We make the best of winter, but we are sure looking forward to spring. It was nice to experience the change from cold and white to warm and colorful with Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit.

Sing a Season Song is a short, beautifully illustrated book about the changing seasons.

Be sure to let me know if you enjoy any of these books with your family!

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