Best Indoor Activities for Winter Break
Are you looking for ways to keep your child entertained over winter break? These indoor activities will keep your child from going stir-crazy, and will help you maintain your sanity! This Printable Winter Fun Checklist is also full of ideas.
Construct an Indoor Obstacle Course
Your child doesn't need to go outside to burn off excess energy. If you're snowbound, you can create an indoor obstacle course that will keep your child entertained for hours!
Paint the Windows
These simple instructions for window painting will allow your child to create a beautiful picture on your windowpanes! Don't worry, though -- the paint is easily removed.
Make Silly Putty
This childhood favorite is a cinch to make, and it will provide hours of entertainment for your little one. Best of all, it won't make a mess!
Write a Story
Do you have an aspiring novelist in your household? You and your child can create your very own story, together, one word at a time. It's a blast to see where your imagination takes you when you and your child work together!
It is never too early to teach your child how to play chess. This classic strategy game will teach your child valuable life skills, such as planning ahead and accepting consequences.
Make Soap Crayons
Make bath time fun for your child with this simple activity. Your child can help make the soap crayons, and then use them to draw on the tiles -- or even on himself -- when it's time for a bath!
Make a Time Capsule
Time capsules are a fun way to record the present and remember the past. They are easy to make, and your child will love making predictions about her life and finding trinkets she thinks will be of interest to her future self!
Create Your Family Tree
Making a family tree is a great way to spend quality time with your kids, and the result will be enjoyed by everyone who comes to your house!
Build Clay Sculptures
All you need is a lump of clay, and your little sculptor can create any object he desires. When the sculpture is complete, he can paint it and you can put it on display for all to see.
Make Cookies in a Jar
Who doesn't love a freshly baked cookie? It's a lot of fun for your kids to help out with this project, and the finished product can be a delicious gift for anyone!