It’s easy to turn into a bit of a couch potato during the cold winter months, for kids as well as adults. How are you supposed to keep your kids active when it’s freezing cold outside and the combo of a couch and Netflix is so very cozy? Well, you might need to get creative. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up 3 creative cold-weather activities to keep your kids—and you—active all winter.
Creative Cold-Weather Activities
There are two ways to deal with the cold, windy, sometimes gloomy winter days here in Maryland. You can either choose indoor activities to keep your kids active or, if you do want to go outside, you’ll need to dress for the weather. Which activities you choose will depend on the day, but here’s a mix of both so you can handle whatever the weather throws at you!
Go Roller Skating
The great thing about roller skating is that you can do it rain or shine! Here at Lanham Skate Center, our skating rink offers kids (and parents) the chance to play hard and burn off some energy while still social distancing. And of course, because it’s indoors, it’s just as fun even during freezing cold temperatures or heavy rain. We even offer skating lessons for kids who want to improve their skills and learn how to skate faster or do tricks.
Roller skating outside is fun too, so let us know if you’re in the market for some outdoor skates. Outdoor roller skating is a great activity for the whole family, and we can help you pick out the right skates for everyone from little kids to teens to adults.
Go for a Nature Walk
As the Norwegian saying goes, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” So grab those raincoats and puddle-jumpers, or coat, hat and mittens, and go outside for some winter exploration. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see. Winter is a great time to notice the branch growth patterns of temporarily barren trees, look for seed pods on bushes, and even scout some animal tracks in snow or mud.
Have a Living Room Rave
There’s no better way to get your heart rate up than by dancing. (That’s one of the things that makes the skating rink so fun, after all.) Why not take a break for a dance party? There are video games like Just Dance and Dance Dance Revolution, but you don’t have to be that fancy. Turn on those smart speakers and blast some danceable tunes, like this Spotify kids’ dance party playlist. For bonus points, get one of those laser party lights to add some funky ambiance to your living room rave!