Now that it’s getting cooler outside – my super rambunctious boys are limited on how much outdoor play they do. Definitely true Southerners – as soon as it gets in the mid-60s they’re complaining that it’s FREEZING outside. My oldest is traumatized every year he visits his grandmother in Jersey for the holidays!
My challenge – especially on the weekends – is finding indoor kid activities that will keep them entertained, me sane and nothing broken. I deserve an award for making this work out most weekends!
With my 4 year old, I can make almost anything a game and he doesn’t even realize I’m tricking coercing having fun with him while cleaning up or learning. This super competitive stage can be really great at times. “Let’s see who can pick up the most toys?” or “Let’s see who can make their beds the fastest and neatest?”
Last night my kids entertained themselves by building an extravagant fort in my front room and the super duper cool mom I am even let them “camp” in it last night. I’m telling you all – I so deserve an award 🙂
Some other fun things we’ve done and had a blast doing together:
~ making lunches and dinners together. They love being included – measuring, stirring, sweeping up messes 🙂
~ indoor scavenger hunts (this comes in handy when someone has lost something and needs help looking for it…what can I say? I’m a multi-functional momma!)
~ arts and crafts
~ making their own race track or crash course for their cars (usually this encompasses the entire hallway or front entrance but it keeps them entertained and playing together for HOURS)
~ Reading to one another. This is super fun when my 4 year old “reads” to us and we let him be the “teacher” and ask questions about the stories to make sure we were paying attention.
What fun indoor activities do you kids enjoy?