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It’s the weekend and it’s raining cats and dogs outside. You’re stuck inside, and you have kids to entertain.
What do you do? I asked my friends for ideas and we came up with a list.
10 Things To Do With Your Kids When You’re Stuck Inside
1.Puzzles! Put together puzzles. C loves puzzles and he’s really good at them. Really great way to pass the time.
2.Legos. Who doesn’t love Legos?
The one that steps on them in the dark. There are different sizes and themes. One mom suggested Lego building battles. I love that! Lego’s keep all three of my kids busy.
3.Board games. We love board games and my son gets very competitive. It’s a good way to teach teamwork and kindness. Some suggestions for board games are Pie Face, Connect Four, Candy Land, Shutes and Ladders, and Twister.
4.Play-doh. Play-doh is fun until it’s stuck to your rug or your 1-year-old is eating it. But if you have careful kids this is a great activity.
5.Art. Create art. Get a clipboard with paper and let the kids draw what they see outside. Let them draw each other! Introduce crayons, colored pencils, marker and even watercolors. I let my 2 years old at the time draw using brushes and finger paint, took a picture of it and had it printed on canvas. It hangs on my family room wall. I treasure it very much.
You can scan your child’s artwork and upload it onto a website such as Shutterfly or Minted. From the website, you can create a canvas print or personalized art print.
6.Build forts and tents. I love this one. Bring out the extra blankets and sheets and see what the kids come up with. Help them out. Have them build each their own fort or tent. Then have them walk around and visit each other.
7.Bake cookies. Bake from scratch or a handy pre-made container. Cookies are always welcome.
8.Movies. Get your pillows and blankets out on the floor. Snuggle up with each other and enjoy your favorite movie for the 20th time!
9.Do school work. Okay, this one is a boring one I know. But I do this so that C can catch up or T can pretend to be a big boy like C. We read, practice writing, finish up unfinished homework. And both boys earn screen time for work completed.
10.Let them choose the activity they want to do on their own. If you have more than one child and they can entertain themselves that’s great. I have had days when the boys want to do separate things and the little one gets to nap. I then can get some work done.
You can probably think of many more activities.
What do you like to do with your kids?
“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children” Proverbs 17:5