We all know that cold and gloomy days can mean restless kids itching to do something fun. We’ve compiled a list of things to do when they can’t go outside to play. These activities will also be a great way for you to bond with your kids.
All you need for hours of yummy play are two ingredients (more if you want to get super creative) and those are pretzels and marshmallows. You can challenge the kids to build famous landmarks, spell out a story or create a cool new toy. No matter what the challenge is, it will end up taking some time since most pieces will be eaten before being put to any use.
Family Photo Bingo
Help your kids get to know their extended family better in a fun way. All you need are 9 family photos and buttons or other objects that can be placed as markers. Call out ‘dad’ or ‘grandma’ and see how fast your child can get a bingo!
Make Homemade Play-dough Together
You may not know that making play-doh at home is super easy and doesn’t require any crazy ingredients. Most people have what they need to do this in their pantry. This is a great activitiy that is fun to make and play with afterwards. Learn how here: The Handmade Home.
Write, Direct and Produce a Movie
Have you kids sit down and write a movie script. You can then create a storyboard that determines locations and actions of how the scene will play out. Last, take you iPhone and film your kids acting out the movie. This is a fun way to pass the day and make your kids feel like stars!
Put On a Fashion Show
Let your kids rifle through your closet and theirs for the ultimate fashion show. You can assemble funny outfits and pick out the perfect runway playlist. Then, pump up the volume for show time. For even more fun, play Project Runway and give positive critiques to each outfit.
Create Art for Grandparents
No one loves handmade art more than grandparents. Have the kids sit down and create something great and then prepare them for the mail. You can search through these paper crafts for ideas from Parents.com
Have a Spa Day
Spend some time on Pinterest and find a fun nail design to try on your little one’s toes. You can do a mini pedicure and even make homemade facial masks together. You can find some recipes at Women’s Day.
Bake Something Delicious
There’s nothing better than making something you can eat! There are tons of great recipes out there that you can make with the kids. You can find some at Food Network. The best part is you can decide how involved your child gets throughout the process.
Despite the weather, we hope you have a fun day with your family!