Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fun Indoor Activities

I don't know about the rest of y'all, but we've been snowed in since Sunday night.  My brother has a 4x4 truck, so he came by Monday to pick up my hubby and they went driving around on the ice. 

Why do men do that?  Must be a macho-thing.

Anyway.

So the kids and I have been stuck in the house.  And you know when kids are stuck in the house after a few days, they start to go BONKERS!
Top Ten {Tuesday}
Here's a few things to help ease the cabin fever:

1.  Make a tent out of sheets and play with the flashlight

2.  Have an indoor picnic for lunch, lay out a tablecloth or blanket and have fun

3.  Get that play-doh out of hiding and let them keep their hands and minds busy (or make some homemade play-dough)

4.  Have a movie day (vs. night) complete with pizza and popcorn

5.  Gather all your coloring books and crayons and get busy

6.  Make cookies and freeze some and bake some

7.  Play dress-up in your clothes and Daddy's clothes

8.  Choose some of your older story books and have story time

9.  Make paper snowflakes and tape them to the windows.  Or try these pasta snowflakes.

10.  When all else fails, fill the bathtub with hot, steamy water, put on their bathing suits and let them splash and play in the bathtub. 

We've done all of these accept the cookie one.  I'm thinking it's time for some cookies!

This works for me. What about y'all?

Enjoy!

11 comments:

Betsy (Eco-novice) said...

I need a list of ideas like this for when the kids are too sick to be outside, even if it's not that cold. They've been driving me up the wall this week!

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

Oooh, the bathtub sounds like a great idea!

We made some scented playdough this year and it was so fun! We might do it again today!

a

Susie said...

Great ideas!

Sarah said...

Seriously! The first thing my husband does when it snows is go out for a drive. Love the paper snowflake idea. I haven't done that with my kids yet, but I remember them from when I was kid.

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Great ideas, we can only wish to be snowed in, just doesn't happen here, ugh.

Julie Anne said...

tomorrow might be a snow day here... I think an indoor picnic and breaking out the playdoh are on my agenda for tomorrow!!

If i am feeling very adventerous, maybe even pasta snowflakes!! :)

Bitterroot Mama said...

I love these ideas. We're snowed in tonight!

Learn, Laugh, Cook said...

What great ideas - I will definitely keep these in mind! Thanks for sharing them!

-Mandy

Melanie said...

We have been snowed in FOREVER (or maybe it just seems like that... LOL) so I will definitely be using these tips!!

Thank you!
Melanie

Susan Evans said...

We made a snow cave on our driveway and used flashlights inside the cave. Does that count?

I love your list!

The Horns said...

We will be doing some of these tomorrow! Thanks!

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