February; the last month of winter and the month following January. January was fun. We had the chance to celebrate the New Year and greet the world with a clean slate. It was the time when many of us made a resolution. Well, how are you doing with that resolution? Is it time to restart, or is it time to make a new one?
February is the shortest month, and unfortunately, a month that is often filled with gray and dreary days. Sometimes we are greeted with snowstorms, and other times, just boring, bone chilling cold. So when there is no snow in which to play, what can you do to make February a happier month?
You may not realize that in addition to Ground Hog Day and Valentine’s Day, February holds many titles, such as National Wild Bird Feeding month, National Grapefruit Month, and National Snack Food Month. For some ideas on how to celebrate, you may want to visit https://www.thespruce.com/family-activities-to-enjoy-in-february-4134466.
Often the food we eat influences our response to the dreary weather. Munching on greens, citrus, and even chocolate can help to boost our attitude. Check out “15 Foods to Cure the Winter Blues” at https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1009407-15-foods-cure-winter-blues/ to learn what you can do to turn your boost your attitude.
Making crafts with your children can be a fun way to spread cheer. You can find 150 recipes, games, art projects, and, of course, valentines at https://www.pinterest.com/weekday3s/february-crafts-and-activities/?lp=true . Your kids will love creating something special with you.
You may want to get away from it all and visit some attractions close to home. Maryland offers many things to do, even in the month of February. Check out https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g28941-Activities-Maryland.html for all sorts of ideas.
We hope that you had the opportunity to celebrate Green Acres Camp at our “Summer in the Snow” event in January. February brings us one month closer to the beginning of camp for another season of fun. Find some ways to beat the February blues and before you know it, we’ll be wishing for a brief blast of winter chill as we melt in 90 degree summer heat!
Green Acres Camp; it’s the place to be!
- Lynn Camacho
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