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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fun Indoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter Blues.  If you live in the Midwest where the winter has been cold and snowy, you have had many “snow days – and it is way too cold to be outdoor days”.  What do you do when you are cooped up for days with your children – when they are bored, and you are ready to scream because they have way too much energy in such a small space?!  You have to get creative. 

Here are a couple of links to websites with fun ideas to keep those little hands occupied.


My favorite: Grandparent Greetings – while snail mail may seem passé for our children, grandparents appreciate receiving hand made notes from their grandchildren.  Children can also make these greetings for older members of their church, neighborhood, or local nursing center.

From The Art of Simple:

The activities I liked best in this article were #6 - performing a puppet show, #10 – making a bowling game, and #11 – get your groove on.  Performing a puppet show reminds me of when my children were young – putting on a puppet show or play was one of their favorite things to do.  #10 – bowling with toilet paper rolls – you just have to love finding a use for something that is so disposable – go green! J  #11 – get your groove on – your kids will love watching you dance and act silly with them.  A great way to burn off excess energy and calories!  So moms, let’s get to dancing and have some fun!

1 comment:

  1. My son loves sending snail mail! He decided to make that his New Year's Resolution this year. Each week he chooses a family member or friend to mail something to. He has really enjoyed it!