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Wintertime is here, and you are probably in need of activities to keep you and your children from going crazy. Here are eight ways for you to keep your children entertained during the long winter months.
Take your children to the library. The library has thousands of books that are filled with tons of adventures and stories to keep your children happy. Let them check out a few books to read at home so they can stay busy when it is too cold for them to go outside.
Dress your children warmly and send them outside to play. Children need plenty of fresh air and physical activity, especially in the winter. Playing outside in the snow provides the perfect opportunity for your children to be active and burn off some of their excess energy! If you are not too busy, bundle yourself up and go outside to make some snow angels and snow forts together for some family fun.
Many local organizations and daycare centers run camps during the winter time to provide children with fun places to go while their parents are at work. Many of these organizations have enrollment requirements and may charge a nominal fee.
4. Quality Time
If you work when your children are in school, chances are you and your children are often too busy to visit any close friends and relatives. Schedule some time off work during the winter and take your children to visit some of your close friends and family that live nearby.
5. Movie Time
Find out which movies are playing at the local theater that your children may want to see and go on a family movie date. If you can’t afford to go to the theater, schedule some movie time at home. Pick out your favorite movies, grab a few pillows and snacks, and press play.
6. Field Trips
If you live in or near a large city, take your children on field trips around town to visit different attractions such as museums, art exhibits, and activity centers. Give your children a taste of what their city has to offer and help them to gain a better appreciation for where they live.
7. Arts and Crafts
Get your children’s creative juices flowing with some arts and crafts. Pick a theme and come up with different ideas that you know will keep them busy and happy, such as making snowflakes, painting using watercolor paints, such as this set from Nova Natural, sculpting, or making homemade play dough and paper mache.
Children are curious by nature and absorb information faster when learning is fun. Foster their hunger for knowledge by working on experiments. The snow and cold temperatures are great for winter time experiments. Popular winter-time experiments include frozen bubbles and melting snowmen.