Pandemic during winter is particularly troublesome. However, even then you should not give up physical activity. A family from Canada had a great idea to mobilize their children to go out of the house.
Tyler Gamblin lives with his wife and two children (ages 1 and 3) in Edmonton. The family didn’t want to spend the entire winter isolated in their own home. Then they came up with a fantastic idea. They decided to create an ice playground in their own backyard.
The family made a small ice rink in front of their house, a sculpture of an Inuksuk (a kind of sign made by Inuit that resembles a human figure) and a colorful igloo. The igloo is most impressive and can comfortably accommodate four people.
Masters of Ice Making
They spent about 50 hours (over a month and a half) on the construction work. The most difficult part was the gradual freezing of the ice blocks with food coloring. During this process, the ice sometimes cracked. However, in the end they managed to create a colorful ice playground.
The whole project cost them about 25 USD. It’s a small price to pay for the time spent having fun together.
Dog Fits in an Igloo, Too
Every night they froze several blocks of ice. Another problem turned out to be the food coloring that would settle at the bottom of the container where the water for the next igloo block would freeze…
From an Igloo to an Expedition to the Pole
Tyler Gamblin plans to spend the night with his son in an igloo they built together. In the future, he would also like to travel to a place inhabited by Inuit people to see how they build igloos.
Did you manage to make a snowman this winter?