Today is the first official day of winter and the shortest day of the year.  To celebrate, the Outdoorosity team has a few ideas for you and your family to make the winter season magical:

  • Celebrate the solstice with a night hike. You can read more here.
  • Enjoy the winter by bringing the outdoors inside. You can make a simple flower arrangement in less than five minutes.  Read more here.
  • Make a hot chocolate bar for your family by collecting your favorite toppings- chocolate shavings, peppermint sticks, real peppermint leaves, cinnamon and marshmallows.
  • Bundle up your family and go on a winter scavenger hunt looking for all things nesty- bird nests, squirrel nests, and burrows in the trees.
  • Catch a snowflake. You can read more about snowflakes here.
  • Warm up around a campfire. You can read more here .
  • Help your backyard birds get the new year off to a great start with their own birdfeeder. You can learn how to make your own here. 

 

Photo by Schick 

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Written by Samantha Bell