To play Fox and Hound, all you needs is a large field of snow--with no
footprints. The purpose of the game is to play follow the leader...only staying
as close to the leader as possible--in their footprints.
This is one of the easiest (and most fun) games to play. Find a beautifully
pristine patch of snow and throw yourself back into it. Windmill your arms
and legs, creating the shape of an angel. Then try to crawl out of your
angel as carefully as possible.
Here's some hints on how to make a snow fort that will last
until the warmest days of late winter...
Create a form to use to make your blocks
uniform. A good way to make a form is to cover completely
a shoebox with Con-Tact® plastic paper. This should make it waterproof
and allow you to make as many uniform blocks
as you desire.
Pack and ice. Place your blocks about one inch apart
and pack the spaces with snow. Using a water spray bottle, (especially
on a nicely cold day!) spray the joints lightly with water
and allow to freeze. This will create an ice shield
that strengthens the fort.
Alternate the blocks as you
build one layer on top of the other. This
also adds to the fort's strength.