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Winter Crafts and Activities Lead to Reflection in the New Year

I am a big baby when it comes to cold weather. I would much rather enjoy the beauty of the snow and outdoors through a window in a nice, warm house than brave the cold.

But snowflakes, snowmen, and snowballs don’t need to stay outside!

I have combined 21 winter crafts and activities to promote fine motor skills, which was recently published on Hands On As We Grow. Kids can practice counting, spelling, fine motor skills, and more with these fun indoor winter activities.

Check out the 21 winter crafts and activities to promote fine motor skills here.

Sometimes, though, it is nice to get outside and enjoy the beauty of creation. Last year I wrote some posts about taking nature walks to search for interesting creatures, find tracks, and see various nests.

Winter can be a great time to find tracks in snow and nests in bare trees (at least where I live).

nest in tree

I may not enjoy being out in the cold, but I really do enjoy the beauty that can be seen within each of the four seasons where I live.

I love how bright and blue the sky appears even on cold winter days.

Birch Trees and Blue Sky

If I hadn’t stepped out of my warm home, I would have missed out on some beautiful scenery and wonderful memories with my family.

Here is a view overlooking the Mississippi River.

Here is another view overlooking the Mississippi River.

We had to hike through some snow to get these beautiful views.

Here is another picture of a frozen waterfall.

I don’t like driving in the ice at all, but the ice does look pretty. Here are a couple of pictures of ice on our grass one morning a couple of years ago.

It was really crunchy when stepped on.

I could have missed all of that if I didn’t step out of my comfort zone and explore the outdoors in the winter. It reminds me of how much my writing journey has required me to step out of my comfort zone.

Publishing books, doing presentations, being filmed live on TV, talking to people about my books, and more are things I wouldn’t have completed if I didn’t decide to step out of my comfort zone.

I have been having a lot of fun on my writing journey, and I hope to continue learning and writing. I am excited to see where this new year will lead me.

What are your favorite winter activities? When have you stepped out of your comfort zone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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