It can be easy to think of activities to do with kids when the sun is shining outside and you don’t have a cloud in sight. Kids can run freely without layers of coats and scarves and are usually quite self-sufficient in the fresh air.
However, winter time can be challenging since kids can catch cold outside and therefore your activities are limited as a result of weather restrictions. It can be particularly difficult trying to figure out what to do with younger children whose only desire is to run around in circles. When you live in a small house or apartment this can make things frustrating quickly.
However, there are several ideas out there which are easy and don’t require taking out extra insurance coverage on your home or studying recipes for hours on Pinterest. All it takes are a few simple items that you already have and creativity. Here are some of the best ideas for keeping little ones entertained during the cold months indoors.
Painting faces can be a great way to encourage children’s creativity. When kids are given the chance to try out different animals or celebrities on their own faces it can start to expand their imagination.
If you don’t have any face paints lying around, don’t worry! You can try flour or even chocolate! Let your imagination run free and see what kind of creations you can make on your faces!
There is nothing quite like a bubble bath as a child. Not only can it keep you warm in cold weather, but it’s sure to encourage a lot of laughs and splashing in the meantime.
For extra entertainment add bath toys and create a little universe in the bath. If you don’t have bath toys try plastic cups or Tupperware. Sometimes kids are most entertained by the simplest of things which didn’t cost anything.
Grab an old pair of socks or one that’s missing its mate and create a new creature. You can sew eyes on with old buttons and use yarn for the mouth. If your child is really enjoying this activity you can create a stage with a curtain and put on an official show for the whole family.
Encouraging this activity won’t just keep them happy for hours, but you’ll enjoy the exchange of laughs as well.
Encouraging your kids to get messy every once in a while is good for everyone. Using washable paints and a big piece of paper on the floor, get down and make some creations with your hands.
Finger painting is liberating and fun for people of all ages!