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8 indoor activities to get you through winter

1. Make a cardboard house for your child to play in (or rocket ship or play dome)

A huge refrigerator box can be purchased from a local builder, furniture store, or other wholesale distribution warehouse (often they are happy to give away big boxes). Help your youngster tape one end shut and reinforce the sides using duct tape, then cut a door and windows. Encourage your youngster to make control panels out of household items like string, bottle caps, toilet paper rolls, or other recyclables.

2. Construct a marble racetrack

To build two racetracks, cut a pool noodle in half lengthwise with a serrated knife. Then place them side by side on your staircase or against your couch. Allow the children to compete with their marbles or tiny automobiles.

3. Create a reading corner.

Books are usually a good option! Borrow a large bag of books from your local library and, when you get home, create a reading nook with pillows, blankets, and your favorite stuffed animals in the most comfortable area in the house. Then go on a reading marathon with your youngster.

4. Construct a tapestry table

Purchase an old coffee table frame from a thrift store and staple a wide piece of burlap around the entire perimeter. Allow your youngster to learn to stitch on the tapestry table using bits of yarn and string, as well as large plastic children's sewing needles. It helps them develop fine motor skills, and after they're done, they can hang it on their room wall.

5. Taste some snow ice cream

If you've never had snow ice cream, I recommend finding a location with enough snow to make some.

6. Indoor Camping

It is always fun to camp. And it is way easier when you camp inside with your kids!

7. Play with some snow indoor!

What a great idea: build artificial snow and play with it almost like you would if you were outside. It's not chilly, it's not melting, it's simply pleasure.

8. Cut Out Snowflakes

Snow fights have already taken place, but what about the snowflakes themselves? If you or your child gets stuck and doesn't know what to do next, try this craft from It's Always Autumn, which includes templates and a video lesson.

Let us know which activities you have tried on the comments!

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