No Snow? Create your own Winter!
Except for one long gone snowstorm, we've had the most amazingly dry winter here in Chicago, which the kids of course find rather boring. So, since there is no snow outside, the kids in our Green Room made their own snow balls and had a snow ball fight. How? They balled up socks to make snow balls!
There's also been no ice - so how to go ice skating? There's a trip to a rink, of course, but it can be simpler than that: Make "ice skates" from wax paper, tie them to your feet, and take to a rug!