Ways for Your Kids to Have Fun Indoors This Winter
Between the cold weather and pandemic shutdowns, your kids will be inside more often this year. Without activities to ease their boredom, they may get antsy and restless. In the worst of cases, they may come down with a case of ‘cabin fever’ and you’ll deal with more tantrums. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for your kids to have fun indoors this winter.
Do Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts are a must during the winter. Your kids will have a great time making pinecone bird feeders, creating trinkets from oven-bake clay, doing paper crafts, painting, and more. Read these essential crafting skills for kids to make crafting a breeze.
Plan a Movie Day
Kids love to watch a fun movie, but when they do it too often, it starts losing its luster. Make it more exciting by doing activities that match the movie’s themes. Mimic the characters in the movie with your best impressions, and top it off with some handmade costumes. Make sure to pop some delicious popcorn while you’re at it.
Start an Indoor Garden
Gardening is great for young minds. It can teach kids how to nurture something, be responsible, and it can also build their confidence as they watch their seeds grow into sprouts. Simply lay down a tarp for easy cleanup and get indoor potting soil, plus your seeds of choice. You and your kids don’t have to limit gardening to summer, either.
Playing games is another way for your kids to have fun indoors this winter. Kids will have a blast with board games and indoor sports. Try plastic bottle bowling, playing bean bag toss, or making your own “fishing” game with magnets, foam, and string.
Create an exciting indoor camping experience for your kids with a small fabric tent, or one used for camping. You can even make your children a teepee from blankets. Make a mock-campfire, sings songs, play games like 20 Questions, decorate with string lights, and make s’mores. If you have space, toast them on the stove. If not, oven “skillet s’mores” are just as delicious.