20+ Fun, Free Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

Kids got cabin fever? Pick one of these activities and send them outside for some cold-weather fun. (23 Photos)

-iVillage on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:31AM

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20+ Fun, Free Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

Rosina Huber

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Make Maple Snow Candy

Channel your inner Ma Ingalls for this tasty, homespun activity from Rosy ~ Posy: Show your kids how to make real maple candy -- and cool it on the snow!

Best for kids aged: 5 and up (with supervision, of course)

What You’ll Need: 100% pure maple syrup; unsalted butter; candy thermometer; popsicle sticks; snow or vanilla ice cream

Directions: Combine the butter and syrup in a saucepan over medium heat (get the exact recipe specificatinos at Rosy ~ Posy) and stir until candy thermometer reaches 220 degrees. Let cool for a couple minutes and then drizzle onto a patch of clean snow or vanilla ice cream. (Make sure eager little hands are kept away from the hot syrup!) Once it has cooled in the snow, let your kids scoop the resulting soft, stretchy candy onto a popsicle stick and enjoy!

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