Weather forecast calls for a high of -16 today. Oh and a “Life-Threatening Conditions” alert, but we won’t even talk about that.
For anyone else who’s stuck inside with kids, here’s a list of free & low-cost ways to entertain your little ones. All of these have been winners in our house time and time again.
No-Work Play Tent
Got a baby gate lying around? So quick to pop up, and kept my kiddo busy for a good long while.
Add a flashlight, books, pillows, etc. to make it special. On this particular day, my daughter plugged in a nightlight under her tent. Clever girl;)
Throw it on the Floor
For some reason, flour (or sugar, or any other baking supply) is super fun on the floor with toys and kitchen supplies. I cut a garbage bag in half for easy clean-up!
Play in the Sink
I don’t have a picture for this one, but I’m sure you can figure it out. My daughter isn’t really into bathtub playing (it’s a mystery to me) but she will splash around with plastic toys in the sink forevvvver.
Dollar Store Crafts
Stock up on a bunch for a rainy or snowy day. Cheap, easy, fun. And you don’t feel guilty about chucking them at the end of the day.
Sure you can buy it, but kids think it’s real cool when you cook it up on the stove. They love to pick the color, and it’s fun to see the liquid mess turn into play-doh. We use this recipe.
I’d love to know…what ideas do you have to cure cabin fever??