Shorter days, fluctuating temperatures, dreary grey skies and unpredictable weather are hallmarks of winter. While the instinct might be to stay indoors, getting outside empowers kids to beat the winter blues.
The great outdoors is an incredible environment for learning. Research shows outdoor recreation, a fundamental need for children, not only supports physical development, but also contributes to cognitive functioning, creativity, problem solving, positive self-esteem and more.
Whether you’re venturing to a local mountain for time in the snow, or navigating a cold rainy day in the city, developing outdoor winter skills will serve kids well. It can help them prepare for the unexpected, like becoming lost or getting in an accident, and fosters learning that will support them in their everyday lives for years to come. Best of all, it is fun!
Fun activities will encourage socialization, exploration, STEM and building skills, culinary abilities, leadership and imagination. To encourage more kids to get outdoors year-round, Scouts Canada is sharing seven fun ways for families to make the most of winter, and learn some important life skills along the way.
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