For most of the country this winter seems to be never-ending. If we have to put up with permafrost, we might as well try to get something out of it. Making an icicle sun catcher studded with natural materials is a favorite winter activity for my son. With just a some water, natural materials, freezing temperatures and a little time, kids can create an unexpected, glistening decoration to brighten up the doldrums of winter inside your home or out in the yard. It isn't just pretty, this simple project offers some great added benefits. Searching for the leaves and twigs will force the kids to leave the house and venture outside on a gloomy winter day and waiting for the project to freeze hard is a great way for them to experience delayed gratification. If you don't have freezing temps (lucky) you can also just toss this in the freezer.
When it comes to choosing a summer camp, you hope for an amazing experience for your child, full of love, fun, creativity, learning, and “family.” Add some gorgeous horses into this mix, and you have the recipe for Kamp Kierson, the summer camp run by Mike and Jessie Richardson of Kierson Farm. Read on to find out more about this charming horse farm and its wonderful summer camp experience in the heart of Flemington, NJ, just one hour west of New York City.
Whether you jump the moguls like an Olympiad or hang on for dear life traversing the bunny hill, 'tis the season for all things skiing and we Jersey folk just happen to live next to an entire state of amazing resorts. We love to let you know about cool stuff, and the incredible travel and winter recreation opportunities of the 21 sports areas in the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) fit the bill; from a special program that lets 4th and 5th graders ski for free with their parents, to midweek skiing deals, read on to find out about all the locations and opportunities in the Keystone State!
It hasn't snowed yet, but ski resorts in New Jersey and vicinity are up and running! With a reservation for ski school in hand, NJ kids can begin to develop a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and possibly even cold weather. Here is an exciting selection of quality ski schools in the New Jersey area and some safety tips for skiing and snowboarding from respected professionals so you can load up the SUV and head out to the slopes with confidence!
Looking for a winter outdoor activity for the whole family? Despite the somewhat challenging weather of our fair state, there are a number of outdoor rinks in NJ with some great activities and programs. Take a family lesson, play some hockey or just grab a hot chocolate and skate during a public session. Ice skating is an activity that will wear your kids out and help you burn calories from all that holiday food. Here’s a listing of outdoor ice skating rinks by county for NJ families. If you feel like staying indoors, check out our list of the Best Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in NJ.
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