The weather outside is certainly frightful, but that does not mean that the kids aren’t antsy for something fun to do. While going outside to play may not be an option, finding fun indoors is something that can be done. Frigid temps and too much snow make outdoor play too dangerous, so here are some super-fun ideas for at-home entertainment. Once the weather gets milder, everyone can head back outside again and play in the fresh air.
A Day at “The Movies”
No need to brave the storms to make it to the local movie theater when you can rent a kid-friendly film at home and make the experience as close to the real thing as possible. Dim the lights, pop some fresh popcorn, serve up refreshments, and snuggle up on the sofa. You can even craft “tickets” from construction paper and have one of the kids collect the stubs. Make it a double-feature for a full afternoon of on-screen, at-home entertainment.
Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar
Even on the coldest of days kids still crave the taste of delicious ice cream. Make it healthier with low-fat frozen yogurt, and let the culinary adventure begin. Set out bowls of various toppings like fresh fruit, carob chips, raisins, chopped nuts, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and cherries, and let each kid create their very own specialty sundae. Jazz things up by serving the fro-yo in a long boat-shaped dish with sliced bananas and whipped cream for a homemade banana split that will have everyone digging in!
Sock Puppet Theater
Let the kids use their imaginations by decorating old tube socks and transforming them into adorable hand puppets. They can write a script and act out the scenes with their sock puppets. How about filming their final production and watching it back before dinner? The laughs will be plentiful, and the kids will be eager to play with their puppets the next time they are snowed in.
What do you encourage the kids to do when they are stuck in the house? We would love to share your entertainment ideas with the AMC community.
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By: Melissa A. Kay