Are the kids home for several days due to snow in your area? Once you have already played outside, made your snow ice cream, and had enough of the cold you are going to need ideas of what to do with your children. You will want to have a good time with them without venturing out into the weather. Try these easy ideas for fun things to do when you are snowed in together. These are some great ideas for any mom, dad, or babysitter to use. My kids love to do all of these things together.
If you just look online, you can find a lot of fun things for your kids to do. You can print out coloring pages, math work sheets, puzzles, and more. These are available for every single holiday and also their favorite characters. You will be surprised at what all you can find if you just take the time to look.
Let your kids play on the computer. Try out different educational sites. Disney, Nick Jr., PBS, and Starfall are all great sites that are educational. You can even let them watch small videos from their favorite shows online.
Cookout in the House
If you have a fireplace, build a nice warm fire. Take some metal hangers and straighten them out. Cook hot dogs and smores in the house just like you are having a cookout. This is a lot of fun and also makes for an easy dinner with very little clean up.
Settle in a as a family in front of the television. Rent a movie or find an old one you haven’t seen in a long time. Pop some popcorn and enjoy it together. This is a great way to share a movie that you loved as a child that your kids have not had a chance to watch yet.
With so much time on your hands, this is a good time to start baking together. Let the kids help you in the kitchen. Make a cake, cookies, or anything that you want to try out. They can crack eggs, pour stuff in, and help you stir. Let them help decorate when you are done.
Reading to your child is very important and something you should do every day. This is a good time to read a few extra books together. Let them pick out the book. Go ahead and read the really long ones that you skip sometimes at bedtime.
You will still want to let your child have the social part of preschool. One great way to do this is by setting up play dates with friends. Take turns hosting them. Meet up with them at the park and let the kids play together. If you don’t have friends with small children, look for organizations in your area that set up play dates or try to meet other mom’s at the park.