Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Fun Ideas

If cold, wet winter days are giving you cabin fever, you might be asking yourself, “What can I do with the kids today?”

Today durning the Monday morning WUSA9 DC Moms Like Me segment, Amy Bevins, Assistant Editor and Toy Expert for Washington FAMILY Magazine, shared some ideas for places to go and things to do with your kids this winter.

For more great Winter Fun Ideas, be sure to visit January’s issue of Washington FAMILY Magazine features Amy’s article 30 Days of Winter Fun.

Here are a few of Amy’s favorites.

1. Every Birdie Counts
From Feb 12-15, 2010, participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This nationwide event provides a “real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent and in Hawaii.” Help hunt for blue jays, robins and chickadees. Even if you don’t know a Pine Siskin from a Savannah Sparrow, the easy to use bird guides and instructions make it an event for the whole family.

2. Cheer for the Home Team
With more than 50 colleges and universities in the DC area, there are lots of teams to root for. Check out a Georgetown Women’s basketball game, diving at George Mason, a George Washington swim meet or an indoor track meet at University of Maryland. Great sports at a more reasonable cost.

3. And Now for Our Feature Presentation
Pop the popcorn, dim the lights and curl up with the kids for a Classic Movie Fest. Whether you laugh out loud with the Little Rascals, Three Stooges or Tom and Jerry or revive the Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz or Bringing Up Baby, classic movies make a perfect winter escape.

4. Build the Future, Celebrate the Past
At the National Building Museum, explore original drawings, antique building toys, innovative buildings and changing exhibits. Get involved in hands-on activities in the Building Zone, with Family Tool Kits, at weekend Discovery Carts and at events like Engineering Family Day.

5. Plan a Day Off
Put a meal in the crock pot, stock up on books and movies from the library, set out craft items, and set aside one day just to relax.

What great ideas do you have for Winter Fun here in the DC Metro area or at home?

Happy Parenting,

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