Hi!! Glad you’re here! My name is Patricia Winesickle Owner and main photographer with Bring to Mind photography, also I’m beautiful mom and bonus mom 🙂 so I decide to put this tips together for another wonderful moms out there, hope is helpful.
While we all love getting fresh air and sunshine, sometimes you get stuck inside. Whether it’s due to bad weather, an unexpected school closure, or some other reason, once you’re indoors, your kids can get cabin fever quickly if you’re not prepared. That’s why it’s always good to have a stash of indoor activities for kids at the ready.
We’ve corralled our list of favorite inside kids’ activities as a starting point. Go through the suggestions, get inspired, and buy all the necessary components so that when the clouds roll in, you’re ready to go.
“Every happy memory created for a child is another treasure of a lifetime.”
As we put this list together, we tried to round up indoor activities for every type of kid. If they’re artsy, we have DIY projects and crafts. Do they like cooking? We have both easy savory recipes and desserts (and, bonus, you also get to eat whatever they whip up). For a bit of a mental boost, we have our favorite puzzles and games, too. And, when those are all exhausted, there’s nothing wrong with hunkering down with a good book, movie, or TV show.
Time to bring out all your markers, glue, paint, paper places, and whatever other odds and ends you have around the house and let the kids go to town. When you’re done, take the 2D works of art and hang them from string or baker’s twine with clothespins, display the 3D works on shelves, and host your own pop-up art gallery.
Indoor days are the perfect time to try and get creative in the kitchen. Whip up some kind of make-your-own dessert bar by putting out toppings (frosting, sprinkles, M&Ms, etc.) that kids can add to either a cupcake or ice cream sundae.
Hey, they need to move their little bodies even if they can’t go to the playground. Choose a playlist together, blast the music, and let them shake the sillies out.
Take out your old makeup, nail polishes, and hairbrushes, and “experiment” with a new style. If you really want a laugh, take a page from the internet and do it … without looking! (Search for “blindfolded makeup challenge” for examples of the hilarious results.)
Come up with some tough this-or-that questions: Would you rather have super speed or super strength? Would you rather dance in front of a crowd or sing in front of a crowd? Write them down on some paper, draw a question from the jar, and take turns answering honestly.
Sure, if you’re worried about screen time, movies and TV shows are always a last resort. But if you’re stuck indoors for an extended period of time, at point you’re going to want to get something accomplished. Make every second of screen time count by making sure you’re choosing the best kids’ TV shows and movies available.
Don’t forget that the memories we create with our kids are gonna be with them forever!
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