Winter is the time to get outside and enjoy nature, but it doesn’t have to be a winter wonderland if you head out on some of these winter activities for tweens and teens.
Activities like parking lot sledding, bubble soccer, and ice skating are popular things to do in the winter. It’s not just about playing in the snow when you can go indoor rock climbing at a birthday party or take an ice-skating lesson.
If it snows where you live, then try parking lot sledding by making some makeshift sleds out of plastic trash bags filled with blankets. Use a heavy-duty plastic garbage bag and fill it up halfway with winter clothing like scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters, coats, etc. Then tie the bag securely closed so that you can’t see inside it at all.
Make sure to have some adult supervision since you never know what can go wrong. You could also use a twin sheet that will stay put on the snow once you sit down on it, or leave the clothes out if there is no snow.
If you don’t have enough people for a sledding party, then try sledding by yourself using your backpack as a makeshift sled. Just strap your backpack onto your back and sit on it like you would a sled. You can even pull yourself along using a rope if there isn’t any snow.
Since the cold weather doesn’t exactly make for ideal bubble soccer conditions, consider trying bubbles ball instead. Bubble Soccer is an indoor activity that combines playing soccer with the fun of jumping around inside inflatable balls.
To play Bubble Soccer, you and your friends each add a ball to the inside of your clothes. The rules are basically the same as you would use in soccer, but with the additional rule that you cannot remove any part of your clothing.
The object is for your team to get a soccer ball into the other team’s goal. Bubble soccer is a popular activity for birthday parties, but you can also rent bubble balls to play in your backyard or local park.
Diamond Dash is an interesting game that was created by pairing an obstacle course with laser tag. Half of the players are designated as “runners” and have lasers. The other half are designated as “hunters” and move in the dark. The object of the game is to be the runner that completes the course in the shortest amount of time while avoiding getting tagged by a laser.
If you like playing Laser Tag then you will love Diamond Dash because it’s basically Laser Tag with an obstacle course thrown in. To play, the runner stands in the starting circle while each of the hunters takes his or her place on a starting pad positioned around the course. The game begins when an adult walks through the laser grid and switches on all lasers.
Diamond Dash is played indoors at birthday parties, but you can also rent inflatable obstacle courses to play Diamond Dash in your backyard or local park.
Ice skating is a fun way to learn a new sport and enjoy the winter weather at the same time. If you haven’t been ice skating before then consider renting skates for you and your friends at a skate rental place near you. If it snows where you live, then try skating outside on a frozen pond or at an indoor ice rink. If you like skating but would prefer to skate without the cold winter air, then consider heading over to your local shopping mall where they almost always have public ice skating available for a small fee.
Overall, there are lots of fun things to do in the winter that can still be both active and enjoyable. SO if you’re looking for something to do during the cold winter months then consider trying one of these ideas.