The cold winter months often mean days on end of boring indoor play. Watching a favorite movie or cooking a fun new meal might be fun at first, but by the middle of winter these activities can become dull. Try some of these indoor activities for kids to brighten a chilly day!
Craft ideas for children
Reading With Children
Literacy skills are vital to the developing child. Enjoy a family night in reading an interesting narrative together. Ask the child to choose a favorite story or introduce a classic tale.
Families with children of multiple ages can select a book that is appropriate for many different ages. For example, a book such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Puffin Books, 1964) may interest both a preschooler and a grade school aged child.
Other ways to include children of multiple ages are:
- Ask an older child to read to a younger child.
- Have each family member take turns reading.
- Encourage an older child to choose a favorite book from when he or she was younger to read to a sibling.
- Select a book with vivid illustrations for all to enjoy.
Finding a fun indoor activity does not need to be difficult. Snow games, crafts, and reading are all wonderful ways to spend time inside. These ideas represent a small selection of activities available for families to try; therefore some families may need to look for additional options.