Family Fun: Winter Learning Activities
Don’t let this season pass you by. Instead of hibernation this winter get active and keep your mind and body moving with these fun ideas.
Inspire Imagination! Foster your child’s imagination – this season by encouraging them to create their very own dream worlds. Your child can do so by drawing a fantasy world out on paper, creating exotic cities by building sheet forts and finding secret places in the house, or by simply playing pretend with props like scarves, boxes or other household items. These unrefined objects allow children to dive into their imaginations and go wherever they like – with little to no guidance from the grown-ups!
For the chilly states that are fortunately (or unfortunately) laden with snow, get outside and build a snowman. In case you’ve never tried it – snowman building is not only a great way to inspire imagination – it’s also good exercise! Here are four of the “coolest snowman ideas” we’ve ever seen. If you’re looking for a more ‘traditional’ snowman idea, have fun by making an entire family and dressing them accordingly. Let the kids find the props that best represent them. A favorite old hat or a broken pair of glasses!
Whenever it snows, it sets the stage for an ultra-fun family activity: tracking animals. Grab a camera and your kids and check out the animal tracks in your freshly fallen snow. Take photos, too, so you can compare them to photos of animal tracks later.
Going down the hill on a sled is the most fun part, for sure. But the treks back up to go again? That is by far the best for your kid’s body (and yours too!).
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?
Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and Author of Being Visual