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3 Fun Outdoor Activities for Older Kids

Capture the flag
The classic game of capture the flag can be exciting when you play it on a winter night and add campfires at either flag where players can warm their feet and hands. You can even use a glow-in-the-dark flag or safety reflectors and the kids will make childhood memories they’ll never forget.Winter weather may seem unpredictable at times, but there is one thing that is almost always predictable about the winter months: your kids will get bored and they’ll stay inside too much. The cure for winter boredom and lazy habits is figuring out fun things to do outside. There may or may not be snow where you live, so what follows are activities you can do in winter even if you don’t have snow.

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Spring poem

 The spring has arrived very early this year in Toronto. We have had so such gorgeous weather with buds and flowers blooming. This weather reminds me of one of my favorite poems by Swedish poet, Karin Boye. “Ja visst gör det ont”. It is a very well known poem in Scandinavia that I think captures how nature connects us with life. Perhaps in a slightly melancholy way but it also gives us hope. Enjoy, and happy Spring !

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Maple Syrup places

sugar14If you live in the northeast part of Canada or Us, now is the time to visit a sugar shack. It is a short season, the season start from February to April.

Get out in country and enjoy nature, and learn about maple syrup it is both educational and fun!

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Make a birdhouse

There is definitely spring in the air in Toronto.Our new pets this winter has given us a lot of joy: cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, chickadees, morning doves and even a hawk has visited our small urban backyard. It is hard to believe that we live in the fifth largest city in North America when you look out our backyard windows. I’m so happy we finally found a birdfeeder that was squirrel proof and attracted so many different birds.

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Semlor and Fastelavns boller and Mardi Gras

Different foods are served all over the world, but this pre-lent treat have something in common as they are both very rich with cream and sweet buns like king cake in New Orleans with icing and different colors. Funny enough my husband is going to New Orleans and I’m going to ask him to bring some King cake home so I can taste how it taste compares to semlor and fastelavnbun.

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Go sugar bushing

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Maple syrup
By Russell Gienapp
In the world of food items there are few things that are more taken for granted than maple syrup. How do you explain to a young child the concept of taking 40 bottles of the sap of a tree to get the one bottle of syrup sitting on the breakfast table?

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