Winter Picnic Fun Playing Fox and Geese

Winter Picnic Fun Playing Fox and Geese

Winter Picnic Fun Playing Fox and Geese

winter picnic 3.jpgMy husband, kids, and I traveled from Texas to my parents' house in Ohio for Christmas.  In addition to spending quality time with the cousins and grandparents, the trip was extra special for my kids since it was the first time my daughter was able to see snow (and the first time my son really remembers seeing it)!  The trip provided all the magic for our kids that you envision with first-time snow fun including snow angels, sledding, tubing, ice skating, snowball fights, and snowmen.

One night, we surprised them with a unique winter treat of roasting hotdogs and s'mores over a campfire… on the ice!  My parents have a large wetlands area on their farm land perfect for ice skating.  So, we invited the cousins and some neighbor kids over for our fun winter evening.   We took bales of hay and some folding camping chairs for seating around the fire, but we needed a place to serve and eat the food.  So, we simply folded up my parents' Lifetime picnic table, loaded it in the back of the pick-up truck, and we were off to picnic in the snow.  You don't often think of having a picnic in the snow or ice, but the Lifetime picnic table worked perfectly for this impromptu occasion.winter picnic 2.jpg

After we roasted our hot dogs, we played a game of Fox and Geese tag.  If you live in a snow area, this is a great game to play on ice skates or in the snow that really gets everyone moving!  To play, shovel a large circle path in the snow or on the ice.  Then, shovel paths across the circle to section the circle into eight pieces, like you would cut a pie.  It's basically like playing regular tag:  one player is the fox who tries to chase and tag the geese, but the only catch is everyone has to stay on the shoveled paths!  The intersection of the paths are safe zones.  The more people you have playing, the more fun and crazy it gets trying to maneuver around the paths.  For more complete directions and other variations of how to play Fox and Geese, click here.

Do you have other great outdoor snow games you enjoy playing at winter picnics?  If so, leave a comment and share them with our other readers!

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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