The weather here in Manitoba has been nasty. Today frostbite may occur on unprotected skin in as little as 2 minutes! School buses are not running it is so cold with the wind chill; below -40 all day.
The flowers went out to play in the snow yesterday and lasted all of 10 minutes, their Papa lasted 15 minutes! With the lack of established trees on our property, there is nowhere to hide from Old Man Winter.
Therefore we need indoor activities to use up excess energy. As a teacher in England, wet play was always dreaded. Not getting out to run around is an issue for many children and adults alike. Luckily we have lots of space in the basement and plenty of toys to play with.
The invitation: Floor Markers
The Floor Markers we used are:
They are very reasonably priced, durable and can be used in so may ways.
Daisy took charge and designed a path to follow.
This involved a little trial and error as spacing and order of markers were adjusted.
The girls declared the activity to be completed on each marker with feet simply requiring feet, hands requiring hands and a bunny hop, and the polyspot markers required different things depending on the flower. Daisy jumped and turned a 360. Rose enjoyed a simple jump. You can see her catching air below.
Turning a 360 and landing on the polyspot marker.
Close to the finish line.
And the tickle monster attacks at the finish.
What do you do to use up some excess energy in winter?