From Halloween to New Year's Day, festivities and traditions make the cold, dark weather feel like the appropriate backdrop. But then, just when the year reaches it's coldest and darkest, we take down all the sparkly lights and quit bundling up for trick-or-treating, caroling, and gift exchanges. We begin healthy diets in place of the comforting meals eaten during the holidays. We start working on new beginnings and self-improvement. In this time of growth, it's easy to see a leafless tree and start counting down the days until flowers will bloom. But, since counting down days doesn't seem like a very positive way to live, I decided to make a list of non-holiday things that are fun to do in the winter.
Fun Things to Do this Winter list HERE. Lots of these activities could easily catalyze critical thinking and conversations about scientific topics like meteorology, astronomy, and biology.
If you're looking for more fun things to do, check out my summer list.