Now that the leaves are starting to turn, it is a sure sign that winter is on the way. It won’t be long before the days will be too wet or cold for them to play outside. So what can they do? Here are some ideas of Winter Activities for Kids at home.
The general rule is to limit screen time but sometimes that is not an option. Playing games such as Drift Hunters and other non-violent games can be a great way for them to spend an hour when the rain is coming down sideways. There are plenty of educational games to choose from too, so maybe it can be considered home learning. If they are bored with the same old games, why not dig out your old games? These older consoles might be old to you but they are new to your kids. Let them discover the classics and get some more use out of your old gaming system.
Jigsaw puzzles are making a huge comeback as a range of new designs have appeared. Not only are the new designs funky and fun, but they can also be branded designs too. So if your kids love a cartoon, there is a chance that there is a jigsaw puzzle to go with them. And, if they are really big puzzles, you can frame them and display them in your home. Some people even like to glue them to a board as they assemble them so they never fall apart again.
Sitting in front of the TV might not seem like the best idea but if you can get them to sit down and watch a movie that they have not watched before, it can be a great experience. Break out the classic Disney movies or some old 1980s movies for the older kids and see their minds get blown. However, if your local cinema is open and they have a discount for early showings, head to them and make a day of it. Lots of places have special showings for kids with huge discounts.
Build a fort
How you build a fort is dependent on what materials you have available. Couch cushions? Sure. Cardboard box? Even better. Building a fort is about letting their imaginations run and giving them some time for unstructured free play. Let them play with dragons, sword fight in the air, and pretend that they can fly. All you need to do at the end of the day is pack away the fort and hope that the dragon doesn’t climb out from under the cushions.
Like it or loathe it, no one can argue that play dough is a great thing for those wet afternoons. There is something so soothing about the squeezing of the dough between your fingers. If you fancy taking things to the next level, try making your own dough with the kids so they can do some at-home science too or maybe it is crafty. And once they know how to make it, they can make it themselves in the future.