5 great outdoor winter toys for your kids
By Aimee Heckel
The snow may fall, but that won’t stop your kids from needing to play. Studies show that plenty of outdoor activity is important for your kids’ health, both physically and mentally.
Here are five great outdoor winter toys that will make the cold weather extra special for your kids this year.
1. Advanced snowballing. Every kid innately knows how to make a snowball. And snowball fights are a rite of passage. Kick it up a notch with this Arctic Force Snowball Maker, for $9.99 at LifeAndHome. Make three perfect snowballs at once — and watch the competition freeze in their steps.
2. Snow war. Kick up your snowball fights with a Crossbow Snowball Blaster Gun, $39.95, which can launch snowballs up to 40 feet.
Also check out a Snofling, a snowball-throwing stick for about $5 at Amazon.com.
3. The perfect fort. Use this Snow Block Maker Mold to create perfect snow bricks for your snow fort, $8.98 at Hearthsong.com. Fill the box with snow, press it into the mold and out pops a perfect rectangle — quick and easy. Tip: Bring it to the beach in the summertime.
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Decorate your fort with this Sno-Art kit, $20, complete with various color packets to dye snow, and fun snowman molds.
On a budget? Check out this Aviva Sports Arctic Bunker instead, only $34.99 on sale right now at Amazon.com.
5. Take it inside. On those days when it’s too cold to go out — or too warm to have a legitimate snowball fight, blow up this inflatable snow castle and stock up on indoor snowballs (about $42) for a winter-inspired snowball fight — indoors.
When you’re not throwing these unique snowballs (which feel like real snow, minus the cold, mess and slush), hang them up as winter decor.
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