Winter Boredom Busters

Winter Boredom Busters

Winter brings a lot of wonderful things when it comes like fun holidays, an excuse to drink hot cocoa in excess, and beautiful coatings of snow. But with all of these delights come shorter days, freezing cold, and ultimately, boredom. When the nipping cold doesn’t allow your children to ride their bikes or go to the playground after school, the cabin fever starts to set in. So we’ve come up with a list of five fun activities to keep kids’ of all ages boredom at bay until the warmer weather comes back!

Make A Board Game – Has your family been through every board game in the game closet at least three times this winter? Instead of going out and buying a new game try making your own! This is a fun way for slightly older children to really express their creativity. Work with your children to help them come up with and write rules and create the game board. Or if they’re feeling independent let the game be a surprise the first time you play!

Find A Local Escape Room – If you have slightly older children that need stimulation try bringing them to an escape the room location! Do some research in your area to find the ones that are the most child friendly. This is a great activity for the family to do on a weekend. Escape rooms are a great way to help your little ones think creatively and they’ll be fun for adults too!

Crafts, crafts, crafts! – A tried and true boredom fighter is simply, crafts! Before you make your grocery store run before the next snowstorm, look at some fun craft ideas and stock up on the supplies needed, to save yourself from finding a craft your little ones like and realizing too late that you don’t have everything you need.

Make A Fort – If you don’t mind a little mess in your house, then a fort is a great way to keep your super young, and slightly older children, entertained. Need to occupy energetic kids? Build a tunnel fort through different rooms of the house with little play stations in between. Or if you want to make a fun movie-watching fort, gather all of the pillows and blankets in the house to make a fort or tent in your living room. Add some twinkly Christmas lights to make the fort even more magical!

Have A Baking Party! – This is a great way to get everyone involved. You and your older children can bake and decorate delicious treats while your little ones “help out”. And anyone else in the house that doesn’t like to bake can help out with eating!

Let us know in the comments if you plan on trying out any of these fun boredom busters this winter! If there are any activities that you and your little ones love doing when you’re stuck inside all day please let us know! As always, click the share button on the side of the blog to share these fun ideas with your friends and family!

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Snowed In

Snowed In

With snow making its first appearance of the season your kids might be getting a few snow days this year. Playing out in the snow all day just isn’t possible so we compiled a list of a few fun, inside activities to do for when your little snow bunnies are ready to come back inside. Check out the full list of activities on HerViewFromHome.

Polar Express – A fun and creative activity is to let your kids make their own indoor train! Use furniture and cushions to create a living room train. Have your kids make tickets to give out, then read the story or pop on the movie and enjoy!

Spa Day – Have a couple fashionistas at home? Have a spa day! Paint each other’s nails, do each other’s hair, and even have a little fashion show!

Snow Ice Cream – With just three ingredients and a little bit of snow you can have homemade ice cream! You just need ½ cup of half & half or whole milk, ¼ cup of sugar, ½ tsp. of vanilla and then 4 cups of clean snow. Blend the first three ingredients until the sugar dissolves then stir in the snow until it resembles ice cream!

Color Printables – An easy way to keep kids occupied is coloring! Pick your child’s favorite character, show or movie and look up free printables online. Endless, free fun!

Holiday Crafts – Now is a great time to have your little ones make fun holiday crafts and cards for friends and family. Another fun and festive way to pass the time today could be letting your little ones use leftover decorations to decorate their bedrooms for the holidays!

Here are some fun ways to embrace the snow day and keep the boredom at bay. If there are any fun snow day activities you do with your family please tell us in the comments! As always, click the share button on the side of the blog to share these ideas with your family and friends!

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