*Five years ago, I was given the title “Activities for Each Weather Condition” for publication on eHow. The article was originally published on March 25, 2011. Here is a snippet of the article. Then, follow the link to read the entire article on eHow.
Various weather conditions provide opportunities for different types of outdoor activities. Get outside in the sunshine, wind, rain and snow. Adults and children can participate in different outdoor individual activities and group games. Outdoor activities help keep people healthy by providing different ways to stay active.
Get the kids outside on a rainy day. Allow them to collect rain in buckets and then measure the amount of rainfall received. Splashing around in puddles provides children with the exercise needed to stay healthy. Allow children to get muddy. Molding mud into shapes helps stimulate and improve small motor functions. Record how the rainfall stimulates the five senses (see, smell, taste, touch and hear). After the rain stops, observe the ground and plants and discover which worms and insects become visible.
Tie a piece of white cloth to a short stick and hide it in the snow. Divide participants into groups and see which group finds the flag first. Repeat the activity several times to determine a winner. Instead of an egg hunt, host an ice cube hunt. Hide ice cubes in the snow and see how many each participant can find. Allow limited time so the ice cubes may be counted before they melt. Build a snowman and play a snowman hat toss game. Obtain several weather resistant hats. Toss the hats toward the snowman and try to “ring” the snowman’s head. [Read the entire article here on eHow.]