Just because it’s winter and the days are short doesn’t mean going outside is not fun!
In fact, fresh air really is good for you! It can:
- help you feel more energised
- help you sleep better
- help decongest you if you have a cold
- restore your mood
Play in the Snow – Why not build a snowman, go sledging or throw some snowballs? Just going for a walk in the snow is exciting – everything looks and sounds different! Can you see different footprints? Who do you think made them? Which way did they go?
Try blowing bubbles when it’s cold – if you are lucky they will freeze.
Have a go at making ice decorations click here to find out how.Go on a Bear Hunt – Use all your senses as you squelch through mud, scrunch over frosty grass and splash through puddles! You might need to climb through branches or scramble up a hill… will you find the bear’s den?
Fun with Sticks – You could try a game of Pooh Sticks if you are near a bridge over a stream or take some sticks home and make a Stickman using what you have in your house.
Go exploring with a torch – Why not go for an adventure after dark? Take a torch with you and explore the woods or just have a turn in the play park! You might choose to watch the sun go down while you are out as well.
Remember to wrap up warm – Several thin layers are better than one very thick one – then if you get too warm you can take one off! Adults please remember that children will not feel the cold as much as you do BUT they also may not realise when they get too cold – especially when hands and feet get wet.
Whatever you do outdoors – have fun and please share your adventures on Google Classroom or on Twitter @GlenwoodFC #Glenwoodlearningathome