Snow is a beautiful sight to behold. One of the best parts about snow is that it brings out the playfulness in everyone! It’s magical to watch kids of different ages finding joy in every aspect of playing in the snow.
Although keeping safe in the snow should be your top priority, there’s no need to miss out on the fun your family can have! With a little preparation, the whole family can enjoy the snow in an active and safe manner.
Here are some tips on how to enjoy the snow safely with your kids this winter season!
Clear The Play Area
While the snow is great, safety is also important, and using snow blowers or other snow movers can help to make the area safe for your kids to play in.
The bonus with using a snow blower is that your kids will have huge piles of snow on the side ready to build snowmen with!
Wear Multiple Layers Of Clothes
Layering is always important when enjoying winter activities, as it helps regulate body temperature and reduces sweating when you begin to exert yourself.
If it’s outdoor activities you are after, layering is essential for keeping warm. Whether you are shoveling the driveway or sledding down a hillside with the kids, layers will help protect against wind chill and keep you warm when you get moving.
Layering begins with a base layer underneath your clothing to wick away moisture from your skin; and underwear, a long sleeve shirt, and pants are the core of your layering. It’s important to layer well so that you don’t get too hot or too cold.
Wear The Right Clothes
A hat that can be pulled down to cover your ears and face is crucial when it’s snowing outside. A hat with ear flaps and a hood will be much better than a hat that doesn’t provide protection for the ears and jaw line when it gets windy!
Remember when there is snow, wet surfaces could make you slip and slide! Always remember when shoveling your driveway or clearing your sidewalk to wear goggles, gloves, boots, and a scarf around your chin to keep warm in the cold weather.
Your kids should be dressed in warm clothes, too. Nothing is worse than having your kids freezing when they are trying to play outside! Make sure their clothing is waterproof so if they fall down while playing in the snow, they will stay dry!
If you want to avoid getting wet, or if it’s very cold outside, your best bet would be a waterproof winter coat.
Put Some Rules In Place
There’s nothing wrong with giving your kids some rules on how to play in the snow!
Rules such as no throwing ice and only play in yards and not roads will help keep your kids safe while letting them enjoy their time outside.
Setting up a snow fort or having snowball fights is fun for everyone. It’s important to make sure you have enough snow to play in, so be prepared!