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10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

The weather is changing and chilly days mean more time spent indoors. Here are our favorite activities to do in doors with your little ones when the weather gets colder. 

Whether your goal is to reduce the spread of viral and bacterial germs or just avoid a chilly day, we've got your back!

10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

We get it: as the weather turns colder and the days get shorter, it can be a challenge to keep kids entertained and active indoors. However, there are plenty of fun and creative activities that you can enjoy with your children without having to brave the cold.

10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

Arts and Crafts

Get creative with arts and crafts. Gather supplies like colored paper, markers, glue, and scissors, and let your kids make everything from greeting cards to paper plate masks. It's an excellent way to foster creativity and imagination.

Baking and Cooking

Spend quality time together in the kitchen. Baking cookies, making homemade pizza, or preparing a special meal can be a fun and educational experience. Kids can learn about measurements, follow recipes, and, of course, enjoy delicious results.

Indoor Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure map and hide small items around the house. Provide your children with clues to find the hidden treasures. This activity encourages problem-solving, teamwork, and lots of excitement.

Storytime and Reading

Encourage a love of reading by having regular storytime sessions. Visit your local library to find new books or explore the ones you already have at home. Reading not only stimulates imagination but also enhances vocabulary and language skills.

Movie Marathon

Pick a theme or series of movies, make some popcorn, and have a movie marathon. It's a great way to relax and enjoy quality time together.

10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

Building Forts

Encourage your kids to get creative by building forts using blankets, pillows, and furniture. Let them create their own secret hideaways and have a blast inside their imaginative structures.

Dance and Exercise

Put on some music and have a dance party or exercise together. It's essential to keep kids active, even when it's too cold to go outside. Dancing and exercise can be a fun way to burn off energy.

Have a talent show!

We especially love this one because not only does it give your little ones the opportunity to look within themselves and think about the things are really talented at doing, but it keeps them occupied for a long time! Not only do they need to plan their act and figure out their costumes, but they need to create the stage, programs and then put on the show!

Write Letters

This is especially great for kids entering elementary school and starting to learn how to read and write. Have them choose a friend or relative to write a letter to and then show them how to address it, stick on the stamp, and mail it. 

10 Activities to Do Indoors When The Weather Gets Chilly

Bathtub Fun!

For little ones who are getting bored, treating your bathtub like a swimming pool can be just the thing you need to keep them busy (and contained in one area!). Let them put on their bathing suits, grab some fun bath toys and/or bubbles and let them splash around. 

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    When the weather turns chilly and outdoor activities become limited, it's important to have a repertoire of indoor activities that can keep kids entertained, engaged, and stimulated. These 10 activities offer a range of options, from fostering creativity and learning to simply having fun together as a family. So, the next time the temperature drops, you'll be well-prepared to keep your kids happy and occupied indoors.

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