Many moms wait all winter for the spring so they can finally take their kids out to the park and let them run free to play away.
When winter comes, it can be hard to be stuck in the house all day with their babies or toddlers who are constantly onto the next thing and love playing only with your cooking pots.
Here are some ideas of ways to keep your children and yourself busy without much of a mess.
Children love mimicking and dressing up.
Since they have an awesome imagination and love to enter that world, playing dress-up can be the best way for them to enter another planet.
A mom said that she and her husband are both nurses.
Their son loved playing hospital.
They purchased him a cheap first aid kit, inexpensive accessories, and some kids cheap men’s scrub sets.
It worked like magic.
He played for hours in his little universe.
It’s a small investment that can keep your kids busy for so many hours.
This can be an awesome way for you to give your child attention, fun, and a bonus exercise activity for you.
Simply turn on your favorite music and just dance!
You will be amazed by how much fun it can be for you and your little one.
Even babies who just started standing can dance and clap away to the beat and laugh at you dancing away.
The added advantage of this is that it will wipe out all the energy in your little one, and they will go to sleep like a dream.
If you have no energy after a long day of work and your kids are craving some of your attention, then consider turning on a kid-friendly video for them.
Sit down and laugh together.
There are great education videos that are great for your kid’s brains.
You can sit down and relax while having your child gain great knowledge.
Many malls these days have a great free play area for little kids with all kinds of trucks, dolls, slides, and fun toys for your little ones.
It is a great outing and change of scenery, with the added benefit of your child meeting new kids.
There are many learning and skills you can teach your child there like sharing, overcoming shyness with new faces, and safety.
Google “free indoor play spots near me” to find your local free play area.
How can we forget that one? If your kids are getting cranky, they might be just hungry.
Turn mealtime into a fun adventure.
Consider making cereal necklaces by stringing cheerios or fruit loops onto a string and then eating them up.
Be sure you do not leave your eye off your kid since it can be a choking hazard.
Read them a book while letting them munch a whole wheat cream cheese or peanut butter sandwich will distract them from the food, and they will most of the time down it without realizing it or throwing a fit.
So next time you see rain or snow in the forecast, remind yourself of these great afternoon activity ideas.
You will be suggesting these activities to all your friends and get some awesome pictures of your kids in all smiles.
And this goes without saying it, invite a friend over for double the fun!