Toboggans have been around for centuries supplying families with winter fun, thrills and adventure. The fun continues as modern families discover the fun to be had with the family toboggan. Here are a few ideas to liven up your outdoor family fun time.
Flying downhill on a toboggan is one of the great joys of wintertime. Make it extra fun when you race to see who can reach the finish line first. No worries if you only have one toboggan. Most smartphones are equipped with stopwatches. Time the runs and see who can make the best time.
Have you ever seen a snowman race down a hill? Now is your chance. If you have two or more toboggans, make teams. Each team builds their snowman on the toboggan. Line up at the starting line. When the starter gives the signal, each group shoves their snowman’s sled. See how far they go without falling off. The winner is the team whose snowman makes the trip all the way down the hill.
Winter Obstacle Course
An obstacle course can be fun to plan and a challenge to go through. Choose a large area for the obstacle course, then gather everyone together to plot out the challenges. Everyone thinks of obstacles for the course. These can include snow ramps, going around snow cones, going up or down hills, plowing through rough spots, whatever you can think of to build, create or actions that need to be performed. Get creative! Get silly and have fun! Decide if players will be in teams of two with one pulling the other or if they will go it alone. Once the course is set, time players to see who gets through all the obstacles in the shortest time.
Knock ‘Em Down
At the bottom of the hill, mold some snow into two sets of bowling pins spaced apart. At the top of the hill, place two sleds, each aimed at one set of the snow pins. When the starter yells, “Go!” sledders push off and race down the hill to knock over the snow pins. The one who knocks down the most pins wins.
These are just a few ideas to get you started thinking about tobogganing fun. We would love to hear your thoughts, so post them in the comment section below.
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