With pandemic rules still in place, we will be spending winter at home and with our families instead of down south and in the sun. If you have toddlers, how can you make sure they stay entertained and you don’t go crazy? Here are a few options for both indoor and outdoor fun!
Building Blocks (Duplo)
Kids can spend hours playing with Duplo. It’s versatile, creative and stimulates imagination. You can make anything happen with these blocks.
Kids love exploring new items that promote using their five senses, fine motor skills and creativity There are lots of options here- plastic bins with water, bubble bath and plastic dinosaurs; or rice and pine cones, bells, etc.
Encouraging kids to use their imagination through dress up is a great way to spend the days. My kids have a dress up bin and spend hours pretending to be dinosaurs, firefighters and superheroes. My son will only answer when being referred to as ‘Super Jamie.’
Indoors, you can set up an obstacle course that involves jumping, hopping, crawling, you can use cushions, blankets to create a course for your little one.
Create a list of thing you want to look for outside: birds, a wreath, a pine tree, a squirrel. Go for a walk outside and look for everything on your list.
Build a snow fort
…or a snow man or a snow castle. You and your little one can create your own outdoor domain. Whether it’s a big hill or a moat or well engineered fort, there are so many options with snow! Once you finally get their gear on, this can last 5 minutes or an hour.
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