Winter is a very challenging time of the year to keep kids entertained. Playing outside for a long time is not an option at this time of the year. Also, trips to the beach, fairs, parks and zoos are out of the question. But we still need to keep our children occupied in a useful way.. So, what can we do in this cheery, cold and snowy time of the year?
There are thousands of different things that you can do with your family over the holiday season that will not only keep them entertained but will also create great memories and traditions. And the best part is – you don’t have to leave your house!
Winter holidays is the best time to start teaching your little ones how to cook. Get them involved in all the festive foods you are planning to entertain your guest with this season. Kids love to watch when you make something delish out of many different ingredients. They will also love to repeat after you. Cookies, cakes, sandwiches, salads, pancakes, you name it! From the simplest one to the most complicated, they will help, they will learn and will not complain of boredom.
2. Reading and Story Telling
What can be better then snuggling around mommy or daddy on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of warm milk and a book? Kids just like adults love to read, just not everybody are capable yet. Listening to mommy read, nothing beats that! While preparing for the cold month ahead, put aside a few new books that would be interesting for your children. If all is read and there’s still more coldness outside, the story telling comes handy. It can be any fairy tale you heard and loved as a child or you can make up anything you want. Kids will be greatly entertained.
3. Board Games
Do you remember the last time you set around the table with your family playing board games? I believe we all forgot how much fun that is. So, run to store or better yet, order online, Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble and play all night long until the children are tired and ready to go to bed. There won’t be any complaints and everyone will get to have a good time. Stimulating those little brain cells can be very rewarding since the winter break will come to an end sooner then you know and it’s back-to-school once again.
4. Arts and Crafts
I must say, this is my favorite. There’s just so much you can do. Doesn’t matter how old your kids are, everyone loves to do arts and crafts. You just have to find a suiting medium. Coloring, drawing, beading, cutting, play dough and many many more. A site like mine Bambinis features a lot of useful info and provides many different games and activities. Please feel free to look, print and play with your kids.
I only named a few indoor activities here. These days with the power of the internet the possibilities are endless. So…eliminate the stress, have fun, and get your kids busy enjoying the holiday season.