Dress Warm. Wear layers: a couple of shirts, sweater, warm socks, boots, gloves/mittens and a coat. Also, invest in good thermal underwear for kids. They can be pricey, but well worth the money. Wool thermal keeps kids warm even in subzero temperatures and keep them from overheating at the same time.
Start a Routine. The more that you play outside, the more likely you will continue to go out. Research has shown that playing outside lowers anxiety and stress for children as well as adults.
Discover New Places. When your “go-to” park is not an option because of the weather, go for a long walk. Remember, it is most important to get fresh air, but it doesn’t matter where you get it.
Use your Imagination. Build a Fort or a snowman. Go on a wildlife hike and look for other creatures that might be out there.
Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt. Make a list of items that you might see outside, like pinecones, acorns and squirrels and compete to see who can find them first.
Stay Well Hydrated. Cold weather inspires us to drink hot cocoa and coffee, but we still need water, especially with increased physical activity.
Wear Sunblock. The sun that glares on the snow can be intense, it is important to protect yourself.
Have a Treat. When you return home, enjoy a mug full of hot chocolate to warm you up!
Don’t let Mother Nature keep you a prisoner. Get outside and have some fun! You’ll be glad you did…