The holidays may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to let the doldrums follow. For many people, the end of the holiday rush can bring some much-needed quiet and relaxation, but for others, it’s often a let-down. There’s not much to look forward to until the first blush of spring color.
You can keep up the level of holiday energy with some healthy, fun-filled activities that won’t bust your budget. Many of these you can enjoy in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard!
Build Snowforts and Have Snowball Fights
Get the blood pumping with a snow fort and snowball fights! If you have children or grandchildren, this is a great way to get some exercise and get outdoors during the cold winter months, and Wisconsin always has plenty of snow to offer.
Paint the Snow
If you have an artistic streak, you can try some snow painting. Add some food coloring to water, pour it into a spray bottle, and head outside to paint your back yard with bright colors.
Have a Backyard Winter Picnic
Load up with hot foods, like soup in a thermos and baked goods, then head outside with blankets. Set up a fire in a fire pit, if you have one, and spend some time with your family and friends. Cold weather doesn’t have to be a deterrent from having a great time if you prepare for it.
Decorate Your Fence and Add Some Color
Winter can be a bleak time when it comes to landscaping. At first, all of that snow looks so pretty and white, but the thrill can wear off after a couple of weeks, making it look dull and monochromatic. Take the time to set out some bright, colorful decorations in your backyard and for your fence. Painting a mural or even hanging a new, bright-colored pot can do wonders to add some life to a wintry scene