#21: Make a Sand Angel

A what?

You heard right!

Yesterday it was make a snow angel but not everyone lives where there is make a sand angel! (If you have sand.)

To make a sand angel, prepare to get a bit sandy! Lie on your back and swing your arms up and down by your sides. Do the same movement with your legs. Stand up and there it is, your very own sand angel.

You can do this on the beach or in your sand box.

Have fun!

This activity promotes thinking outside the box. Creative ingenuity!


#20: Make Snow Angels

You will need snow!

Lay on your back in the snow and sweep your arms up and down. Then move your legs out and in. Carefully stand up and look at your masterpiece. It's an angel!

This activity promotes physical activity and coordination.


#19: Make a People Sandwich

Things are going to get squishy!

Pile three people on top of each other. The bottom person is the bread, the middle person can be sandwich meat, lettuce or tomato and the top person is bread. If you have a really small person they can go on the very top of the top as a pickle.

Be gentle, it gets squishy for the bottom piece of bread!

(This is sometimes called a 'people pile'.)

This activity promotes the giggles (and bonding).


#18: See How Far You Can Jump

How far can you jump? What if you run and jump? What about on one leg? The other leg? Can you jump as far? Can you jump as far if you use both legs? How high can you jump?

This activity promotes physical activity and challenging one's limits.


#17: Search for a Groundhog

Happy Groundhog Day!

If the groundhog comes out of its burrow and sees its shadow, that means six more weeks of winter!

See if you can find a groundhog today. You can look outside, see if you community has a groundhog celebration and a groundhog mascot, or even go to the zoo and see if they have a groundhog.

It's a silly tradition, watching the groundhog, but it sure is fun!

This activity promotes discovery.


#16: Roll Your Coins

If you have a piggy bank full of change, you can roll it up in paper coin rolls (you can get these for free at your bank--or you can buy them in the store). Once they are rolled, take them to the bank.

In Canada:
Pennies (1 cent coin) = 50 pennies in a roll (50 cents)
Nickels (5 cent coin) = 40 nickels in a roll ($2)
Dimes (10 cent coin) = 50 dimes in a roll ($5)
Quarters (25 cent coin) = 40 quarters in a roll ($10)
Loonies (1 dollar coin) = 25 loonies ($25)
Twoonies (2 dollar coin) = 25 twoonies ($50)

This activity promotes the value of money (if we're lucky!) and counting skills.