Cold and no snow is not great weather for outdoor play. The kids get cold quickly, bored more easily and have more limited things to do.
BUT with cold, comes ice and the fun of watching our stream start to freeze over.
Our weather has been on and off cold; 40 degrees one day and 20 something the next. This isn't great conditions for ice to form. But we decided to do some ice hunting this week just to see what we could find.
We didn't find much, but a few small patches were enough to require giant sticks to make sure that every last little bit got broken up!
We have been making frequent trips to the stream this week to find these tiny little spots of ice. These trips don't last hours, usually only about 45 minutes, but it is enough time for the girls to get some energy out, use their little muscles to wield a big stick and some great fresh air for all of us.
If you have similar weather but with more rain/freezing and there are icicles forming you could also do an icicle hunt!
Now on to the LINK UP!
This weeks feature -
Ever gone on a sound hunt? I had never thought of this one and it is so simple but genius! Sun Hats and Wellie Boots linked up this week with their sound hunt and I am in love with this idea! For some reason I can't link up an image but follow the link to see how a walk with some simple drum sticks turns into a real learning and play adventure!
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