7 Winter Outdoor Learning Activities

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Whether you've got snow or palm trees in your backyard, get yourself out there for some fun outdoor activities. When you're done with these, find ten more ideas for outside winter activities.
Polished Rocks
Rock Art

Gather up your family for a walk at your local beach or park. While there, go on a rock hunt.

Read the instructions for Rock Art.

Ice Candles

A few strategically placed ice candles can turn your backyard into a winter's evening wonderland. Ice candles are easy to make, and best of all, cost next to nothing.

Read the instructions for Ice Candles.

Stonehedge
Build Your Own Stonehenge

Here's a unique way to celebrate the next 1,000 years. Building your own Stonehenge is easier than you think. All you need is rope, marker stones or small stakes, and a compass.

Read the instructions for Build Your Own Stonehenge.

Talking Sticks and Public Speaking

Are you and your child planning a nature walk in the near future?

Read the instructions for Talking Sticks and Public Speaking.

Stones, Pendants, and Rockhounds

You and your kids can create lovely earth jewelry.

Read the instructions for Stones, Pendants, and Rockhounds.

Moon
Astronomy Activities

Some of the best backyard science can be found right over your head! Getting started is easy -- here are a few activities for you and kids of all ages.

Read the instructions for Astronomy Activities.

Backyard Weather Stations

Track changes in the weather. It's fun, easy, and makes a great family project!

Read the instructions for Backyard Weather Stations.