Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun Cold Weather Indoor Activities

Trapped inside due to the of cold weather and snow, ? Just plain bored? It's probably driving your little ones nuts, and chances are it's draining your sanity as well. You've already tried television and exhausted your supply of toys. Here are some ideas for activities to help you stop the indoor insanity.

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  • Indoor camping and picnic- have fun with your kids pretending to camp out indoor.Don't have a tent? A rigged-up sheet will do just as well. Surround the tent with stuffed animals, and then eat lunch while sitting on the carpet. If you're feeling especially ambitious, you can also cuddle in front of the fireplace and make s'mores.
  • Shoe box Relay-
    • Supplies: Tootsie Rolls (1 for each child) Shoe box for each team Bell for each team 2 mittens for each team 2 bowls for each team Place tootsie rolls, in a bowl, at the opposite end of the room. Hang a bell, from the ceiling, over the tootsie roll bowl.
    • How To Play: Divide the children into two or more relay teams. Explain that when you say, "GO" the first person on each team will put on the mittens, step into the shoe boxes and race to the other end of the room where they will ring the bell with their nose. They are then to pick up a tootsie roll out of the bowl and race back to their team still wearing their mittens and shoe boxes. Pass the mittens and shoe box to the next person in line, sit down, eat your tootsie roll. The first team to finish eating their tootsie rolls wins!  
For more fun Indoor activity check out this great website http://party.kaboose.com/seasonal/winter/winter-party.html

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