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Walk on through and see what we have for your family's educational life. The featured articles below are all related to the January theme Winter Activities Kids and Parents Love.

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10 Winter Activities: Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family

Winter is here and you just realized you’re going to be stuck inside for a long time. But, wait! You don’t have to be stuck inside all winter long. There are simple winter activities outdoors that you and the family can enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Maybe you’ll find a new favourite winter activity this year!

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Ideas for Indoor Things to Do at Home in the Winter

While outside and fresh air are always best for us, some days are too wet, too stormy, or too cold for our little ones to be outside. Thankfully that doesn’t mean they have to be couch potatoes and forsake all movement and exercise. There are lots of different things to do in the winter that get your kids burning energy on indoor days! We have a wide range of ideas: some requiring parent involvement, some using a screen, and others just for kids to go about solo. There are many indoor activities within the community but these are all ideas you can do at home.

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List of Canada winter festivals & a snowman craft

Canada Winter Festivals with Snowman Craft for Kindergarten

Cities across Canada celebrate winter with many festivals and carnivals that are encouraging people all over to get outside and participate. Here are just a few of those celebrations that could be on your list to discover this year. Talk about these festivals with your young ones as you do the snowman craft for kindergarten ages and maybe even plan a trip to one this year.

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Fun Cooking Activities for Kids

Children of all ages benefit from knowing their way around the kitchen. While the clean-up and mundane tasks aren’t top of the fun list, we have compiled some favourite fun cooking activities for kids. These are especially popular in the cold winter months when fresh warm food and drink is a cozy special treat. Here are the top three recipes from our Family Food Time section that are simple to do and make delicious family food.

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More for You

Nature study ideas - many indoor activities in article but lots to see and do in the snowy outdoors too!
Member Pick - Winter resources and so much more. Here’s the place to find some holiday and themed resources for every season: reading, science, drama . . .
Do you know the birds that spend their winters in Canada? Find out in this article and get a tasty (for the birds) recipe for bird seed ornaments to feed and observe the birds in your area.
A Free Springboard to University - An Exciting New Postsecondary Option for Homeschool Students (Not really winter related, but must-read info for every homeschooling family).

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