Grab your gloves and snow boots, it’s time for an adventure in a frozen wonderland—right in your own backyard! Here are fun twists on classic winter pastimes, like sledding and making snowmen. Learn how to design your own backyard winter Olympics.
Things to make and do include: • Saving a Snowflake Forever • Wacky Snow Creations • Making Your Own Snowshoes • Making a Snowball Launcher • Sidewalk Curling • Skijoring • And more!
MELISSA DYMOCK is a ski instructor for children ages 3 to 12 and has mastered getting six 5-year-olds dressed and on skis before any of them have to go the bathroom again (most days). For more outdoor adventures, find her at weekendwomanwarrior.com. She lives in Utah.
FRAN LEE has a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Printmaking and a freelance graphic designer and illustrator (www.coatimundistudios.com). She has designed and illustrated many children’s activity books and has been the Art Director for Chicago Review Press and Creative Director for Hello Kitty (Sanrio Inc.). She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.