The weather outside is definitely frightful, and if you’re intending to stay inside with your family in the warmth this winter, you’re going to need some planned activities to keep the kids busy. While you can always try having them read a book, watch a movie, or play a board game, there are only so many times you can suggest those ideas before they get stale. Here are three unique and creative activities to suggest when you’re in need of something new to do inside the house.
Make Homemade Play Dough
Making homemade playdough is way less messy than making homemade slime, so you can thank us later for this idea. This specific recipe also smells a lot better than any version of store-bought play dough we’ve ever encountered. The ingredient that helps with the smell is one you probably wouldn’t expect, Jell-O! It may sound crazy but we promise the playdough from this recipe is incredible and worth the extra time it takes to make it.
Suggest a ‘Mad Scientist’ Bath
Bath time is not always something the kids look forward to, so use this to slip it in without them even knowing. Suggest they become a bath time ‘mad scientist’ and give them funnels, spray bottles, and other small containers to use. Give them soap, bath bombs, and bubble bath and see what ‘experiments’ they create.
Set Up an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
This one is a tried-and-true indoor activity. Hide as many or as few clues around the house as you’d like. Make sure your clues involve working as a team so everyone can be included. Use puzzles, riddles, and so much more in your clues to keep everyone guessing. Set up a ‘treasure chest’ at the end with surprises to celebrate the end of your hunt.
We hope you and your family have an amazing time with these activities. Staying indoors during the winter doesn’t need to have such a bad reputation. There are plenty of fun things to do without going out into the cold!
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