With the kids being out of school for the holidays, and the weather turning even colder, it can be exasperating to find ways to keep the little ones busy INDOORS. If your kids are like mine, they would love to spend every minute playing in the snow, but even they get cold and need to come inside. Especially living in a climate with extreme temperatures makes it so important to be warm and safe indoors. That being said – I still love for them to be involved in creative activities that stimulate their brains and keep them mentally AND physically engaged. IShare Crafts is full of fantastic ideas for keeping your kids busy INDOORS during the winter break, and I’m going to share just 6 ideas with you here, today. You’ll just have to pop by IShare to find the rest 😉 Let’s get cracking!
1. Raffia Rings
If your daughter is anything like mine, she is all about the accessories! If I mentioned the word “jewelry” she would instantly be hooked. So, when stuck for an indoor activity idea for the fashionista in your home, have her try her hand at making her own raffia rings! You won’t believe how easy these are.
2. Create Custom Interchangeable Blocks
This is something your older kids can help to make, and the whole family can have a lot of fun playing with! I can envision hours of imaginative play time where you kids can mix and match heads and bodies of the people in their lives. How amazing would this be as a stocking stuffer?
And check out this post for more ideas on how to have fun with wood blocks:
10 Things To Do With A Block
3. Get Creative with Multi-Colored Popcorn Kernels
Lisa is a mom from Connecticut, so her town had been out of power due to Hurricane Sandy. Her son, Rowan had been spending more time than usual inside since a lot of their regular haunts were out of commission. As a result, she discovered just how much fun her boy could have playing with these multicolored kernels of corn. Find out how she made them (super easy) and your little one will be BEGGING to stay indoors!
4. Canvas and Rock Tic-Tac-Toe
Jen knows all about how hard it can be to find a handmade gift or activity for boys. However, after a late-night bit of inspiration, she came up with this amazing idea that is the perfect indoor activity for boys AND girls! Make a reusable tic-tac-toe set with her simple instructions. Boredom, say goodbye!
5. So weird! Alien Felt Finger Puppets
Why not put your older kids to work crafting, then have them entertain their younger siblings with a puppet show featuring these adorable (and totally weird) felt aliens! Visit Allison at “Dream a Little Bigger” to get your free pattern!
6. Recycle AND Get Crafty!
When the kids are getting really antsy, put them to work gathering up old wrappers and getting creative with them! Follow the step-by-step tutorial on how to create with them, and have your kids decide what they want to make. I know my four girls would opt for a bag. Okay, *I* would opt for a bag – I mean, how cool are these?
Yes, the cold winter months can mean lots of days and nights being cooped up indoors, but that doesn’t mean your children have to be bored out of their precious little minds! IShare Crafts is full of fun and easy craft ideas for any child, any age. And when you get bored, there is something there for you, too! Maybe you’d prefer to get creative with some free printables from IShare Printables, or maybe trying your hand at a new recipe from IShare Fun Food. The inspiration is endless! Hop on by to find more fun ideas to keep busy this winter!
Stay warm and happy creating!