Winter Fun at Home

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.

In fact, winter can be a great season to get outside. Snow makes a great surface for finding animal tracks, the lack of leaves makes spotting birds and squirrels easier, and the quiet you find in the woods in winter can be very peaceful and inspiring. Then there are all the winter recreation possibilities – skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, making snowmen and snow angels, snowball fights, etc. All you need to do is be prepared for the cold to have a good time.

But you don’t have to venture out to the forest for winter fun, you can make your own at home!

What is the best part of winter? Snow of course, and you can find that anywhere in Michigan this time of year. This post by Science Friday gives you activities on how to collect, preserve, and even make your own snowflakes. Intrigued? We were.

Check out the Science Friday post here. The article is an excerpt from “Mamma Gone Geek” by Lynn Brunelle.

Snowflake, by Steve Begin/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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