Need something to do in the cold, winter months?

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*Check out the free discovery rooms and story times in the local libraries. http://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/kids

*Visit a nature center:
Meadowside Nature Center – Inside visitors can explore the diverse habits found in Maryland as they crawl through a cave or look at the world from a fish’s point of view in our Legacy of the Land Exhibit. The Curiosity Corner discovery room contains books, games, puzzles, and more live animals for young naturalists to explore nature in child-friendly environment. 5100 Meadowside Ln, Derwood, MD 20855

Brookside Nature Center – There are the Harper 1870s Homestead, wildlife viewing areas, accessible interpretive boardwalk, and native landscape gardens. 1400 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Black Hill Visitors Center – offers a wide variety of special events and programs. See beaver lodges in the park, take a discovery walk to identify and gain an appreciation of native plants. Free interactive areas inside and outside for children. 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Maryland 20841

Locust Grove Nature Center – Wander the trails, enjoy the observation deck, explore exhibits indoors and out, or discover the wonder of the Center’s natural playground. 7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20817.

*Go Ice Skating –
Wheaton Ice Arena
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-905-3000

Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
301-765-8620

*Try out a playhouse –
Be With Me Playseum – 7000 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, Md
The Original Playhouse – 4 West Main Street, New Market, MD 21774

*Check out South Germantown Recreational Park – a 736-acre park with a wide range of facilities. The park includes hiking trails, an indoor sports/soccer complex, 22 soccer fields with a lighted stadium, baseball and softball fields, several playgrounds, archery range, golf driving range, miniature golf course, a tot lot, and an indoor aquatic center. 14501 Schaeffer Road in Germantown , Maryland. http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/south_germantown/

*Try some winter crafts or recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/mway24/winter/