With the winter months fast approaching, kids need to keep hands toasty warm while doing sports and other activities.
Our children will be exposed to cold weather on a regular basis at times. It would be nice to use a nontoxic green eco-friendly material or idea for this.
So here are five easy ways to beat the frosty weather that will be nipping at our toes and hands.
1. Blowing your Hands
We all have a lot of hot air built up inside of us. We should us this to our advantage. Kids doing laps around the gym could blow in their hands and hardly lose much if any time. Talk about being green, this would be the answer. And it would keep hands toasty warm.
Most of our clothes have pockets somewhere. Stick those hands in your pockets instead of lose change. Pockets are designed for this in many cases. When purchasing new clothes items, spend extra for deep pockets to keep our little ones warm.
Running in the cold could be more comfortable with a durable jacket that has pockets. You can put you hands in and out easily. This is much easier than taking gloves off and on.
My brother-in-law left his nice gloves at our house one weekend. He had an important cross country workout the next morning. We suggested him to use socks instead of running out and buying new gloves. Everyone has socks. It works to keep hands toasty warm at a very green price.
4. Rubbing hands together
Football can sometimes be held on a very dreary day. Kids learn easy to overcome minor discomfort from freezing hands by rubbing their hands together.
Moms might rush out and buy gloves and mittens for their little darlings. But many times the gloves will be discarded and added to the waste of the world while teenagers rub their hands together and play tough guy.
5. Recycled Paper Mittens
Here is a great eco-friendly material to use paper mittens. A fellow writer friend of mine came up with this brilliant idea. Use recycled paper and make paper mittens. Reuse them for other things when they become too damp like compost. You could pop them into the ground as compost.
These paper mittens would be easy to remake and you could keep spares on hand while using recycled paper that would otherwise be discarded. Your hands would become hot hands in nothing flat.