Let the 2010 Winter Games begin! Starting February 12, Vancouver, Canada, hosts 17 days of thrills and chills. Athletes from more than 80 countries will compete for medals in snowboarding, figure skating, speed skating and other events.
Together with your child, use a ruler to measure some of the snow depths. (If you don't have a long sheet of paper, use furniture or other items in your house that are about the same height or pencil lightly on a door frame.)
Take turns standing by each measurement to see where the snow would hit on your body if you were standing in it.
The New York Times readers shared their photos online, including "Locked Bike" (above left). See more at Picturing the Blizzard.