Much of the eastern United States and Canada has been in a cold snap this month – um, it snowed in Savannah, Charleston, and Florida this past week. That is not unheard of, but it is pretty unusual! Are you dealing with cold weather? (And to my Down Under Readers, Happy Summer!)
With prolonged cold weather, there often come a few things that happen. First of all, wonderful cozy time at home, hopefully complete with hot drinks and a warm fireplace going. It can be a great time to catch up on projects and declutter.
If you need a way for your children to get out energy inside, try the suggestions in this post
It can also be a great time to play fun games! I will try to post some pictures on the Facebook page of our favorite games by age, but a general list includes for those under 9 cooperative games ( we like the ones by Family Pastimes; Snowstorm! could be appropriate) and games like Wildcraft. For those 9-12, we love the Monopoly games, Labyrinth, Sushi Go, chess (and many more). For younger teens, we love games like Monopoly (or Monopoly-type games like Horseopoly), Boggle, Scrabble, Tellestrations, Catan, Risk. Older teens (16 or 17 and up) like party card games, games like Secret Hitler, Resistance, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and even old school games like the Game of Life and Rummikub can still be loved.
For adults, sometimes thinking about a new rhythm is rejuvenating. It is a great time to get rhythm together or to think about warming meals for January. Warmth is the name of the game this time of year, both on the body and in the heart: Emotional and Physical Warmth (lots of comments on this one!)
Maybe you would like to use some of this time to plan ahead for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (are you planning volunteering as a family?)(here is a back post on The Impulse of Martin Luther King Jr. and one on the Celebrating the Light of Martin Luther King Jr.) or Candlemas?
How is the weather in your part of the world? I would love to hear what you are up to in dealing with the cold or the hot!