As we approach another snow storm late Spring, you may be asking yourself “What is there to do this weekend?” For many, you may be itching to get outside and go camping, hike a fourteener, or explore something new. But alas, snowstorm “whatever her name is” has trumped your plans again. So, here are a few of our favorite things to do when the snow encourages us to stay home.
Netflix an adventure. There are a ton of films to choose from on Netflix. Instead of going to your regular programs, explore the documentary section. You will be pleasantly surprised to find a number of highly rated outdoors films there. To name a few… “Touching the Void, First Ascent, North Face, 180 South, The Wildest Dream, Vertical Frontier, and Everest: Beyond the Limit.” Nothing will help you plan that next trip faster than a documentary of epic proportions.
Put a bird on it. Why not give a little and do your part in caring for our feathered neighbors in need of food during these stormy days? As a child, you probably made a bird feeder or two during your adolescent craft days. There are plenty of Pinterest DIY projects, but we like to stick to the good ol’ “slap some peanut butter on it, and roll it in seeds” method. “It” being whatever you like. Be creative. Find something completely random and turn it into a birdfeeder just for your own amusement. (If you come up with something worth sharing, remember to tag #my_cosprings so we can share in the fun as well!)
Snow graffiti. Now is your chance to improve on your graffiti signature. That’s right. You are one step closer to becoming the next Banksy. Grab some spray bottles and fill them with water that is tinted with food coloring. Use your backyard as a white canvas to create your own graffiti masterpiece. And always remember, don’t eat the yellow snow.
Play a drinking game. If you have seen the comedy TV series “New Girl” you are most likely familiar with the game called “True American.” This is a fun game to play with your friends, roommates, spouses, pets, you name it. Follow the link to find out the rules and more: http://www.trueamericanrules.com .The website describes it best saying, “In summary, players take turns trying to win moves in order to navigate the tables, chairs, and cushions which are your only escape from the molten lava floor.” Makes sense right?
No matter what happens with the weather, we hope you make the most of this weekend. Find gratitude in the small things, and enjoy the fact that these longer, warmer days are nearer than ever before.
(More activities found at http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/outdoor/snow-activities-kids/#page=1)
(Photo by @oakandoats via Instagram)