The winter months can be tough with unpredictable weather. If the winter is putting a damper on your kids’ outdoor activities, here are a few fun tips for entertaining your kids indoors.
Board Games: Something for the whole family, board games are a fun way to engage your kids and share a bit of your own childhood with the next generation. The options are endless from Monopoly to Scrabble or even something goofy like Jumanji. Board games let you engage the whole family and can help develop reasoning and spelling skills in children of all ages. If your hourly weather forecast looks bleak, reach for an old board game for hours of family fun.
Crafts: Just like board games, holiday crafts can be used to teach your children essential skills including basic sewing and cutting and gluing. You can make Holiday ornaments, personalized gifts, or decorations for your home. Need supplies? Download one of the weather forecast apps and check the hourly weather forecast for the perfect time for a quick run to the store.
Baking and Snacks: Bad weather is a great time to stay in and whip up some delicious snacks, but it’s also a great time to teach your kids the basics of cooking and healthy snack making. In a time where most people do not know how to cook at all- let alone know how to make health, wholesome, snacks- a few hours in the kitchen with your youngsters is one of the best holiday gifts that you can give.
Reading: Whether you enjoy a good paperback or a kindle, it is important to instill a love for reading in your younger generation. If the hourly weather forecast is predicting time spent indoors, reading is a perfect way to pass the hours- and to build good habits.
Next time you and the kids are stuck indoors, try the above tips for a fun and rewarding use of your day.