Play With Your Child Because They Need You
YYears ago we lived in Madison, WI, and we absolutely loved it everything about it. Well, almost everything there was that very long, very cold winter. Our kids were young when we lived there (the oldest was four and was four and the twins were two), and even though we played out in the snow regularly, there were days I just couldn’t bear the rigamarole of getting everyone suited up in snowgear just to end up back inside fifteen minutes later when someone needed to go to the bathroom. Of course, your city likely offers children’s museums and exhibits, indoor play spaces, and kids’ classes and activities where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you know the right games.Sometimes I just wanted an easy way to keep my kids busy (and myself sane) during those long winter days. When rain or cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained.
Arts And Crafts Indor Activities
Here is a select, yet giant list of indoor activities for kids and projects that I have posted. (I will be adding to this list as I write new posts.) Although I have sorted them by category, categories are not mutually exclusive. An Artsy activity can easily filed under Motor Skills, or a Geometry activity under Science. Nearly all are free or super-cheap, can be easily set-up and many, depending on the age of your child:
- Sticky Paper Collage
- Drawing on Big Paper
- Color Mixing in a Bag
Aspire To Be The Best An Architect
Help your kid discover a talent for architectural design! Visit your favorite playground and evaluate what your child loves most about it. What equipment does he enjoy the most? Can he think of a new type of slide? What could make the playground more interesting? Use these visits and conversations to inspire him to design an original jungle gym or swing set. Start with graph paper and have him illustrate diagrams.
Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older, sometimes they forgive them
Use these visits and conversations to inspire him to design an original jungle gym or swing set. Start with graph paper and have him illustrate diagrams and plans with specific placement of each piece of equipment. Then create a visual representation using straws, cardboard, toilet paper, and paper towel rolls.