Happy New Year! It’s so great to be able to wake up to a completely fresh slate and peak organization. Winter has officially hit NYC and honestly, I’m here for it! My kids love winter activities like skiing and snowboarding, but one they really enjoy is sledding. Moreover, sledding is something the kids can do with each other! The only thing needed is a sled! Here are the best sleds of the season for some winter fun on your next snow day!
Firstly, there are a plethora of different sleds to choose from and they are all so cool. You can go the traditional route and grab a plastic toboggan one like the good old days, or you can go the modern way and pick up a blow up option. My kids think those are the coolest new thing this winter! It makes you feel like you’re driving the sled down the hill, rather than just riding it down. Furthermore, having a slick bottom, tow rope, pull rope, or being able to reach high speeds are main things that make for hours of fun.
Moreover, a few different types of sleds to look into are an inflatable sled, flexible flyer, inflatable snowmobile, slippery racer or a classic toboggan. Although, I must say, a saucer sled is one of those classic, cheap plastic sleds that make for a great option because of the built in handles, light weight design and simplicity that make for the right decisions. It’s kinda the perfect sled.
Specifically, I feel like sledding is one of those activities that everyone has great childhood memories of! I love that my kids enjoy sledding because it’s an outdoor activity that keeps them occupied and happy. It’s so refreshing to have something that gets them outside, keeps them active and off technology. It’s a much needed break from school work, too! In the right conditions, it can be an opportunity for some fresh air and good exercise! I love when my kids get to play outside!
The perfect snow sled is something that is a great purchase for the winter! Be sure to wear a helmet to avoid head injuries and pay attention to safety features on the sleds when you are purchasing them. There are a lot of kids who play on the hills and it’s important to focus on safety. Additional features like heavy-duty plastic, a steering wheel and built-in handles are great to have.
Finally, what’s great about it, is that it’s such a versatile sport– if we can call it that! For instance, everyone can use so many different forms of sleds. This is one of those activities that is available in so many places, too. For example, all we need is a hill and snow! It’s something you can do as a family, as well, which is great time spent with one another. These are the 15 best snow sleds of the season and I wish you all a happy winter!
I want to know, what are your favorite memories from sledding as a kid? And do your children enjoy it?
This post was originally published January 8th, 2022*
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