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5 Snow Games to Rid the Winter Blues in Skokie

Looking for games to entertain the kids this weekend? Here are some fun ideas for the snowy weather in Skokie.

 

Are your kids tired of playing indoors? Here are five fun ideas to kick away the winter blues.

Snow Bowling

Shovel the snow to create your bowling alley, spray water to create a smooth and slippery surface, make snow pins and balls. For instructions, visit: www.EscapadeDirect.com.

You could even make colorful ice balloons to serve as the bowling ball. For instructions, visit: www.eHow.com. 

Footprint Tag

The same rules as regular tag except you can only step in others’ footprints. For instructions, visit: www.Kidactivities.net 

Ice Block Sculptures

Freeze colored water in ice-cube trays, then let the children create sculptures with the colored blocks. For instructions, visit: Spoonful.com

Snow Treasure Hunt

Fill a cooler with different treats to serve as the treasure box then leave clues to help the children locate it. For instructions, visit: www.WikiHow.com

Snow Graffiti

Use the snow as a canvas and let the children paint it with spray bottles filled with water dyed with food coloring. For instructions, visit: www.iVillage.com

Ready to take these games to the park? Here's a list of parks in Skokie:

  • Veterans Park, 8150 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
  • Carol Park, 8750 Niles Center Rd, Skokie
  • Chippewa Park, 7541 Tripp Ave, Skokie
  • Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
  • George Street Parkway, 7840 Park Ave, Skokie
  • Shabonee Park, 9811 Kedvale Ave, Skokie
  • Gross Point Park, 9100 Gross Point Rd, Skokie
  • Laramie Park, 5251 Sherwin Ave, Skokie
  • Peccia Park, 5425 Brummel St, Skokie
  • Terminal Park, 9401 Kenton Ave, Skokie

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