It’s cold and fluffy, sometimes slippery, and is always getting in the way.
It is what our nation is known best for, besides the beaver and moose head of course. I am speaking of S word; Snow. Many Canadians dread the winter that our nation endures. Many other enjoy it for the break off the summer heat. The first way that Canadians enjoy the winter are building snowmen because it gets them outside in the fresh air and brings people together to have fun. Also, making snow forts is another favourite because you can hide outside in your backyard at night. Last, holding snowball tournaments is a great past-time because it gets most children, and some adults who are children at heart, outside in the brisk weather to enjoy tossing around some of that snow.
First, many people enjoy the construction of snowmen. Building snowmen is an art in itself.
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For many people, it is an expression of their skills as an artist or just a way to waste some time before the hockey game starts or the kettle is boiled for a cup of tea. There are many people that use snowmen at Christmas for their front lawn. Anyone that builds a snowman knows what is means to combat the cold while having enjoying themselves. One childhood memory was making my parents and I making a family of snowmen. We made one for my mom, my dad, and myself. Afterwards we went to our nearest Tim Horton’s and got tea and coffee. These are the reasons why people enjoy the construction of snowmen.
Making snow forts is the second way that people enjoy the winter. Just like building snowmen, building snow forts is another way to have winter fun! Make a lobby and a closet for the coats and shovels. Fix a glass window out of ice into the walls. Building snow forts can will add hours upon hours of enjoyment and experience in your life. You can use your snow fort as a blueprint for your future dream house! Anything is possible when making snow forts as long as you can dream it and do it! This is why constructing snow forts makes the winter enjoyable.
Last, snowball fights are a great way to enjoy the winter. Hold “deathmatch” or “team deathmatches” to see who are the best vetted in the Arena of Frost. Just get a bunch of people and battle it out! When you get hit five times, your out! Also, Capture the Flag games have never been so fun and challenging, especially if the flag is white! Another childhood memory netted me a great experience. The neighbourhood kids at Thistlemoor Drive organized such a game. The rules were simple, get two teams of people. Remember, the more players the longer and more challenging the game is! You need two white rags, one for each team. Hide the flags on divided sides and let the match begin! If an enemy player goes into your territory, you’re allowed to throw a snowball at them. If you can hit him or her then s/he is frozen and has to wait until a team-mate unfreezes them by touching them. You cannot throw snowballs past the team territory boundaries, if you do, then you’re disqualified. The objective of the game is to get the enemies flag and bring it back to your side. If you can hit a enemy player that has your flag then they have to drop it on the ground and freeze. This game will keep anyone busy for at least a few hours of any winter day. This is why snowball fights are a great way to enjoy the winter time.
Many Canadians don’t like the cold and dreary winter, but with these tips you can stay amused making snowmen because it gets people outside in the fresh air and brings others together to have fun. Also, making snow forts is another activity to try because you can hide outside in your backyard at night. Last, holding snowball tournaments is a great way to enjoy the winter because it gets most children outside in the brisk weather to enjoy tossing around some snow. Before you know it spring will be sprung and you will be wondering what you will do without any of that white stuff around.