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3 things to do on a winter walk

Chill out with your family this weekend and enjoy the great outdoors with these fun ideas

By Kate Stewart

3 things to do on a winter walk

Bird feeders Place a small amount of birdseed in your child’s hand; have her play statue with her arm resting on a railing or tree branch, waiting for birds to land. A little patience is all it takes — the birds will do the rest!

I spy… Before you leave home, make a list of items your little one can look for and check off, like “your breath,” icicles or animals. Things like pine cones, feathers or leaves can be used for a fun craft later.

Stay on track Use a digital camera and take photos of tracks in the snow. When you get home, help your junior wilderness explorer figure out which animals have been pawing around.

This article was originally published on Nov 11, 2011
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