Winter is for Families:
4 Foodie Activities
1. Snow feast. Have your children help you craft a quality table out of snow in your yard. Decorate the table with tree branches, garland, pinecones, etc. You can even have each child make their own chair. Then serve up some hot cocoa, cookies, or other wintery treats. Great for a warmer winter day with melty snow.
2. Old fashioned maple snow candy. In a tall saucepan, boil maple syrup until it thickens. Let it cool a bit then take it outside and pour it on fresh snow. It becomes a sweet taffy treat that you can scoop with your hands or fork. Make fun shapes and get the whole family involved!
3. Blowing bubbles is not just for summer. Check out what happens when you catch it on the blowing stick and let it freeze. Or you can buy edible candy bubbles. Blow one, let it freeze, and enjoy!
4. Make some homemade ice cream. You’ll need two clean metal cans, both with lids, one larger than the other. Combine one cup of very cold milk, one cup sugar, one teaspoon vanilla, and if you want chocolate, one tablespoon chocolate syrup in the smaller can. Place the smaller can inside the large can. Fill the space between the small and large can with ice and salt. Seal the large can and have your kids push the can around the snowy yard for about 30-45 minutes. Open it up and enjoy!