531. You have been entered into a snowman contest along with over 100 other participants. Your creation will be judged on its face, its expression, and its roundness. What kind of snowman do you make to try to win the event and why? What might your prize be for winning?
532. One major event that occurs during the winter is the lighting of trees for the holiday season. Imagine the biggest and most colorful tree you can think of. Describe what the tree looks like and why it might make such an impact on you. Would it win any awards? Why or why not?
533. You and your family have wandered into an ice maze, which is kind of like a hedge maze mixed with an igloo. How will you find your way out of this confusing tunnel of snow and ice? Would you face any challenges in trying to get your family to go in the same direction? Why or why not?
534. Ice sculpting has become such a major activity that there are ice sculpting contests and even ice sculpted castles in various parts of the world. If you were an ice sculpting master, what would you use your skills to create and why?
535. While some love everything about the winter, others want to get a taste of spring in the midst of the cold with indoor nature and flower shows. Do you ever feel like you need a break from winter? Why or why not? If you needed a break, how would you take it and why?
536. Many winter events focus on the upcoming holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah. Do you think it's important to get your holiday gifts ahead of time? Why or why not? What gifts are you hoping to receive this holiday season?
537. Other winter events center on chocolate and candy. What kinds of desserts are you more likely to eat during the winter? How would those differ from summer desserts and why?
538. Since being outside can give you a chill during winter, there are a lot of events you can go to that are inside, like a concert or play. What is your favorite kind of indoor performance and why? How much hard work do you think the performers have to do to get ready for the audience?
539. Imagine that you and your family were trying to go to an event but all of the major roads were closed down with snow. How might you try to recreate an exciting event in your own home? What would you do, who would participate, and how fun would it be?540. The Polar Bear Club is a group of thrill-seekers who jump into freezing-cold water to raise money for charity during the winter. Do you know anybody who would be interested in such a freezing swim? If so, who would it be and why? If not, imagine that you had to do it as part of a dare. How might it feel and why? Written by Bryan Cohen
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