Winter Storm Survival: March Break

    If you look outside today, you will see one of my least favourite sights, snow. I know that snow is pretty and a Christmas without snow isn’t really Christmas, but once we’ve hit the teen temperatures, snow should not reappear. Nevertheless, this is Canada and it is still March, which means snow. With the kids on March Break, you may be looking for some ideas to stay occupied without getting in the car. Here are a few ideas:

    Board/Card Games

    These are a great way to bond as a family. As the eldest of 4 kids, I have many fond memories of playing games with my siblings. So, dust off those games that have be sitting the corner, untouched and play a game. If you don’t have a board game, a deck of cards can entertain you for hours. Family favourites include War and Go Fish.

    Build A Fort

    You are never too old for a fort. Whether you keep it simple and hang a blanket over the table making under the table a tent or go all out using clothes pegs, a fort is a fun place to hang out when the weather is terrible. If you’re able to, make it big enough for the whole and and try to incorporate the TV or use a laptop, so you can all watch a movie in your fort. Or click here to have a campfire play.

    Bake Something

    Find that old family recipe and bake something as a family. This is not only a fun family activity but it also helps keep your house warm. Don’t have a family recipe? Try our Valentine’s Cookies, which can easily be adapted for anytime.

    Brave The Cold

    If your family is not the type that likes to stay indoors, bundle up and brave the weather. Build a snowman. Make snow angels. Have a snowball fight. Enjoy your time together.

    Wishing you all the best on this blustery day. Stay safe and keep warm!

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