By Rob Hamilton / 92-9 The Game / CBS Atlanta
So finally got some snow in Atlanta. Well, at the time I’m writing this it’s supposed to be on it’s way.
Some schools are closed and the kids are home. Mom and / or Dad had to stay home with the kids, because let’s face it, they’d destroy the house if you didn’t. And it’s not safe for the “adults” to be out driving either.
Now, how do sports fans and kids stay busy on a beautiful winter day like this?
1) Snow Ball Fights:
There is nothing more fun, for kids at least, than a good snow ball fight. It involves elements of baseball, softball, paintball, archery, horseshoes and marksmanship. And nothing beats seeing Timmy with a red face covered in snow. For adults, especially ones that have just been glued to the couch for an entire football season, not so much. It’s a cardio nightmare. But suck it up, it’s for the kids.
It involves elements of many sports from the Olympics like bobsledding, luge and skeleton. It’s a real thing, look it up. And kids love to go fast, especially fast and out of control. So grab something slick, flat and rigid and hit the hills.
4) Snow Mini-Golf:
You think finding your ball in the rough or the woods is hard? Holy smoke! Wait until little Johnny hits that ball and you have to track it down in several inches of SNOW! True, you do spend a lot of time searching for the ball, but it’s fun, and will keep little Johnny occupied for hours. Just remember, don’t use your good white golf balls for this… otherwise everyone gets bored when they can’t find it and you’ll be without those balls until the snow melts. Which will be at least a day or two.
Now, I know you might not have a REAL snowboard sitting around the house. After all, this is Atlanta. But you have something that might work. If you have a little one about the right age, he or she might have a skateboard. Some skateboards have easily removable trucks. Skateboard trucks are the parts that the wheels attach to for those of you not in the know. Remove those trucks carefully, otherwise you’ll be consoling Timmy or Tammy for days or dropping $150 on another skateboard next week. Voila, you have a makeshift skateboard.
6) Backyard Football:
This is just a no-brainer. Seriously! Football in the snow is pure awesomeness. It’s every little boy, and some little girls, dream to play football in the snow. Take this opportunity and get 8 – 10 kids from the neighborhood together and play your own Super Bowl 48 / Snow Bowl right there in your yard. Disclaimer: Be sure to check the yard for things like sprinklers etc that might be looming beneath the snow that you can’t easily see right now. Lest you be spending the rest of the day at Urgent Care.
This list could go on and on, but I’ve got some cold, frozen fun to have outside myself. Get outside and enjoy it!