Winter brings a lot of wonderful things when it comes like fun holidays, an excuse to drink hot cocoa in excess, and beautiful coatings of snow. But with all of these delights come shorter days, freezing cold, and ultimately, boredom. When the nipping cold doesn’t allow your children to ride their bikes or go to the playground after school, the cabin fever starts to set in. So we’ve come up with a list of five fun activities to keep kids’ of all ages boredom at bay until the warmer weather comes back!
Make A Board Game – Has your family been through every board game in the game closet at least three times this winter? Instead of going out and buying a new game try making your own! This is a fun way for slightly older children to really express their creativity. Work with your children to help them come up with and write rules and create the game board. Or if they’re feeling independent let the game be a surprise the first time you play!
Find A Local Escape Room – If you have slightly older children that need stimulation try bringing them to an escape the room location! Do some research in your area to find the ones that are the most child friendly. This is a great activity for the family to do on a weekend. Escape rooms are a great way to help your little ones think creatively and they’ll be fun for adults too!
Crafts, crafts, crafts! – A tried and true boredom fighter is simply, crafts! Before you make your grocery store run before the next snowstorm, look at some fun craft ideas and stock up on the supplies needed, to save yourself from finding a craft your little ones like and realizing too late that you don’t have everything you need.
Make A Fort – If you don’t mind a little mess in your house, then a fort is a great way to keep your super young, and slightly older children, entertained. Need to occupy energetic kids? Build a tunnel fort through different rooms of the house with little play stations in between. Or if you want to make a fun movie-watching fort, gather all of the pillows and blankets in the house to make a fort or tent in your living room. Add some twinkly Christmas lights to make the fort even more magical!
Have A Baking Party! – This is a great way to get everyone involved. You and your older children can bake and decorate delicious treats while your little ones “help out”. And anyone else in the house that doesn’t like to bake can help out with eating!
Let us know in the comments if you plan on trying out any of these fun boredom busters this winter! If there are any activities that you and your little ones love doing when you’re stuck inside all day please let us know! As always, click the share button on the side of the blog to share these fun ideas with your friends and family!