Inexpensive family fun for all ages
The chilly weather has set in and the
kiddos are getting restless! While they have video games, coloring
books, toys, and board games galore you think you might lose it if
you hear the phrase "I'M BORED" one more time, am I right?
Time to change things up and get creative parents!
- Make your own holiday ornaments.
- Indoor sand box - fill a plastic storage container with rice,
oatmeal, or beans and provide cups, funnels, spoons, jars,
- Build a FORT! It's a timeless classic (moms set aside your OCD
tendencies to put everything away for a couple days, you won't
- Winter movie marathon - enjoy popcorn and movie theater snacks
and snuggle up on the couch!
- Make your own wrapping paper - find a roll of craft paper and
red and green ink pads with holiday themed stamps to decorate.
- Indoor ice skating - use sheets of wax paper to make boots,
secure around the ankles with rubber bands, turn on the holiday
tunes and let them loose on the carpet (remember to be careful, it
can get slippery!).
- Find a nearby hill and sled/tube to your heart's content.
- Snow painting - fill spray bottles with water and a little food
coloring and let them loose!
- Bundle up and go for a walk/hike at a nearby National
- Geocaching - a treasure hunt fun for both kids and adults!
(Kudos to www.innerchild.com for these great
Now that the kids are occupied, you can enjoy your hot chocolate
in peace, and if you're lucky, maybe crack open that book you've
wanted to read for months now!
REMEMBER: just because the vines have dropped their
leaves, you can still get a rash from poison oak or ivy!
Avoid brushy areas when out and about and keep your Tecnu handy at home!