Look at winter
With winter eyes,
As smoke curls form rooftops
To clear cobalt skies.

Breathe in winter
Past winter nose:
The sweet scent of black birch
Where velvet moss grows.

Walk through winter
with winter feet
On crackling ice
Or sloshy wet sleet.

Look at winter
With winter ears
The rustling of oak leaves
As spring slowly nears.

-Douglas Florian in his children’s poetry book Winter Eyes

Looking for outdoor activity ideas this winter? Four Winds has created a guide with play prompts, materials to have on hand, recommended gear, and non-fiction and fiction books. What will you try?!

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