Although it is already mid-January, the snow is just beginning. The feeling of awe and the imagery of fresh white snow blankets is among us. To preempt the winter blues from taking over, get out there and enjoy (temperatures permitting, of course)! Or, if stuck inside make the most of it and plan out the day. See below for some of our favorite activities.
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Print this visual scavenger hunt.
Snow Painting and Snow Gems
In addition to fun pictures, encourage color, shape, letter and number recognition!
Just as it sounds! Fill bins or buckets of snow and throw in some sandbox buckets and shovels for some sensory fun. Encourage counting and stacking of snowballs for the mathematically inclined.
Bring Out the Toys
This option may excite the kiddo who is not as excited about the actual snow. Pick some indoor toys such as blocks, trucks, costumes, etc. and let them play outside with the typically “indoor only” toys.
Adaptive Skiing and Snowsports
Trained instructors in a welcoming atmosphere:
Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports
Lincoln Ice Castle
Make the trek up to Lincoln, NH for an adventure in a real frozen castle! Advance ticket purchase necessary.
Crafts, crafts and more crafts!
Grab some glue and paper products to create a Winter Wonderland!
Always a favorite (and simple) sensory activity.
Let out some energy and get the kids moving!
Create a mini skating rink in the kitchen!
And of course, Open REC! No enrollment necessary. Drop-in for open play 5-6 days/week at either our Peabody, MA or Londonderry, NH location.