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10 Outdoor play ideas for winter

Happy New Year !

We have had a wonderful holiday in Florida; it is so strange that we have so many different climates on this big continent. Being able to pick your own oranges from a tree and then squeeze orange juice is such a cool thing to do for an outdoor kid from the North.

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Make Christmas cookies for the birds

suetcookiesfrontWe set up our birdfeeder for the winter last Friday. The girls painted and helped set-up our squirrel proof birdfeeder and we discovered a mourning dove and a cardinal checking it out this Sunday. Hopefully we will have as many birds visiting us this year as we did last. It is quite amazing how much fun and entertaining a birdfeeder can be for the whole family.

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Pinecones

We have had great fun in our outdoor playgroup lately. Five years after my first outdoor playgroup with my first-born daughter, I’m starting a new group in a new neighborhood with my second daughter. Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them.

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Outdoor play Christmas

Need some ideas for Christmas ? Check out our outdoor play Christmas

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Make Mardi Gras branch and force spring

February is carnival time in a lot of places in the world. It probably did start as a pagan celebration of spring, waking up nature after the winter.

Today most of the carnival celebration is part of the Christian celebration before Lent.

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