Some Indoor Winter Activities
Brrrr!! It is some cold outside! The Children have Cabin Fever!! Help Blog Lady, I need HELPPpppp!!!
BUILD A FORT out of blankets around, a table, or chairs, or the couch. Cardboard boxes can also make cool walls for a fort. Perhaps you want to paint it up beforehand. Pile up all the pillows, they make cool forts. I love Pinterest! So many awesome ideas there. Here is a link to some great blanket fort fun! (Hint, don’t show the children these!)
HAVE A SNOWBALL FIGHT. Now that you have built that fort…get out socks and tuck them together to make several balls. Use them as snowballs to throw at each other and nobody gets hurt, nobody loses an eye!
MAKE FOOD FOR THE BIRDS. Make suet cakes to put out for the birds to eat.
Female Downy Woodpecker in Prince Edward Island (Canada)
When the weather gets very cold out, the birds need the extra protein to keep their bodies warm. It usually takes birds a couple of days to discover a new food source, so just be patient, they will come to the feeder. Here is a wonderful recipe for Peanut Butter Suet
This is Larry Jordan from thebirdersreport.com
GET COOKING. Do some baking together. How about Hot Chocolate, or Snow Cookies or Baked Alaska?
PAINT or DRAW SOME SNOWY DAY PICTURES Still have that roll of brown or white paper I recommended you purchase? Tape it to the drawing easel or to the wall and draw/paint away!
GO CAMPING You heard me right! Get out the tents, clear the living room or den and set those tents up! Make a pretend fire pit, read with flashlights, tell fun or scary tales, Have your supper or dinner at the tent! Your kids will love it!
image found on huffingpost.com
A FREEBIE Download this from TeachersPayTeachers called The Birth of a Snowflake
ENJOY your children and they will enjoy you! [ I know it says mama…but add papa as well.]