At Krasnoyarsk’s No. 317 kindergarten, children are taking cold showers to a whole new level—by walking outside in -15 degrees Celsius weather, wearing nothing but their underwear and a brave smile. This frosty routine involves buckets of ice-cold water, a steamy sauna, and baffled passers-by.

Ever wonder what happens when you mix Siberian resilience with polar bear bravery? The kids at Kindergarten No. 317 can tell you! These mini ice warriors start their mornings with a brisk walk in the snow, followed by an ice water dousing that would make even a snowman shiver. As one parent put it, “My daughter hasn’t gotten sick once in two years!”


This Is How They Harden Kindergarten Children in Siberia