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10 wonderful winter activities

It may be cold outside, but that's no excuse for staying indoors all winter! Bundle up, grab a friend, and go have some fun!
  • Snow fort fun

    The reader who submitted this photo says, "This is my grandchildren building an igloo after a snow storm. It took shovels and a lot of hard work on their part to complete it. Of course they had a lot of fun throwing snowballs!"

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Simple sleigh ride

    Beth Hendricks captured this photo of local Amish children sledding behind their pony in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, after a big snow storm.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Little angel

    "The first snow is always so exciting," this photographer and mom writes. "My son loves making snow angels!"

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Capture the beauty

    Winter is a great time to get outside and take some photos, capturing snowy scenes and beautiful wildlife like this vibrant cardinal.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Make up your own sport

    Betsy's daughter, Caroline, didn't have a snowboard for her 4-H sledding party a few years ago, so she used her toboggan.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Snow bunny

    Barbara Burris shared this photo of an 8-foot-tall snow bunny her husband built, with a little help from their puppy, Alex.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Good old-fashioned family Christmas

    It's pretty hard to beat a trip to the tree farm with your dad. Here, little Liliana and her dad, Michael, walk together as they bring their tree home.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Meet Frosty

    Jayson & Lisa Prater's sons, Jake, Luke, and Will, made a gardener's version of Frosty, using dried Echinacea heads for his facial features and buttons, and an upside-down flower pot for his hat. They thought their new aviator goggles would be good protection in a snowball fight, but they just fogged up thanks to all that darned breathing.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Go for the goal

    You don't need fancy equipment to play hockey at the Harsin place in Nebraska. Zach and Drew use big rocks for makeshift goals, and a tennis ball as a puck.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Christmas clay

    Betsy Freese and family enjoyed shooting clay pigeons behind the barn last Christmas.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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