One of my all-time favourite outdoor activities with Ava is playing with street-chalk... its dirt cheap, hours of fun, and washes itself away. You can't go wrong! On Monday mornings, I normally tackle all my cleaning, but the sun was shining for the first time in weeks and one little girl was gagging to get outdoors.
So we donned out winterwear and hit the drive. Ava has a beautiful tricycle that was handed down from some friends of ours, and she's working on her pedalling technique. Our back garden is pretty much all grass, and learning to pedal on grass is no fun. So, instead, we hit the front drive for some educational play. We practiced pedalling, learnt the signals on the traffic lights, worked on parking and generally had a whale of a time while baby sister slept peacefully upstairs...
Generally, it was just good to get out and have the sun shining down on us. We sat on the front step just chatting for a while; me and my big girl. I still find it mind-blowing that I can have a full on conversation with this little person. She's a great little friend.
So if you're after a quick half hour outdoor activity - one that can be arranged last minute between showers - then street-chalk and a tricycle are the answer... think of all the wonderful worlds you can create!
What winter fun have you been having this week? Link up your seasonal posts - activities, adventures, recipes, photographs, arts and crafts... anything goes, as long as its an opportunity to "Savour the Season".
Please make sure you go and comment on a couple of other posts too. Linky parties are all about sharing some comment love, and we all like a good bit of winter inspiration... I think this time of year is particularly hard work, so the more, the merrier!