Fun Friday activities are quick-and-simple ways to explore nature in your own backyard.
While building a snowman may seem pretty mundane to those of you who see tons of the white stuff every year, it was one of the highlights of the big explorer’s recent first snow experience.
He was so much looking forward to it in fact, that he created this sketch while we sat inside our cabin watching it snow.
Truth is, I can’t remember ever making a snowman myself (though I must have at some point, right?). So sharing this experience with the kids was pretty priceless.
The freshly fallen snow was perfect for easy packing and quick building. We worked, laughed, played, tossed snow at each other and frolicked like only snow newbies can.
In all our excitement, we’d forgotten to bring out any accessories for our snowman. So he had to make due with things we could find on the ground nearby.
I like that the finished product has a certain fall-winter feel to it. And that it came straight from the imagination of a 6 year old.
- Don’t limit yourself to snow. Don’t have snow in your neck of the woods? How about building a sandman instead?
- Stick with natural adornments. We accidentally forgot the hat, carrot and buttons but the result felt that much more creative.
More Ideas for Outdoor Fun
It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas around these parts. We’ll be celebrating the season this weekend with a family nature club hike and picnic. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to get outside with your family for some pre-holiday fun:
- Make an animal tree – a tree with decorations just for your backyard wildlife friends.
- Hunt for signs of Christmas on a walk through your neighborhood.
- Go snow painting.
- Create ice art (oh how I wish we had the temperatures for this one!).
- Or try one of these 50 ways to explore nature in your own backyard.