Indoor Winter Activities

fire in fireplace with boots on hearth

Are the brutal sub-zero temperatures, blizzards and short days keeping your little ones cooped up indoors? If your kids are bored and wondering what to do in the winter, try treating their cabin fever with these fun winter activities for kids:

Get creative with a DIY project

Bring out the craft supplies and help your youngster’s inner artist shine through. Kid-made paintings and drawings are personal, creative and cute. Letting their imaginations run wild on canvas is a fun way to spend a gloomy day indoors.

Take a healthy cooking class

Introduce basic food preparation skills by teaching your kids how to cook fun, winter-themed treats like cookies, gingerbread houses, or peppermint bark. They’ll learn how to read recipes, follow instructions, measure ingredients and establish good nutritional habits, while making tasty treats. Best of all – these cooking skills that can be applied to meal preparations all year round. Before you head to the kitchen, be sure to follow safe cooking practices.

Learn the value of giving

With all the holidays, the winter season is a great time to learn about giving to others. Have your children search their closets for outgrown clothes or toys they’re willing to part with. Rather than throwing these items away or waiting for your spring yard sale, donate them to a local charity. You’re helping the less fortunate and refreshing your home.

Get off the couch and exercise

Turn off the TV and  video games and start moving! Doing scavenger hunts, participating in obstacle courses, even having pillow fights are a few ways to keep kids active when it’s too cold to play outside during the winter.

Build a fort

On a frosty day, there’s no better way to stay warm than building a cozy fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows.  Kids love to play make-believe, so letting them build their own creative worlds is a fun way to spend a day stuck indoors.

Don’t let the freezing temperatures put a chill on your winter fun. These indoor activities for kids will help keep the winter blues away.

What other kid-friendly indoor activities would you add to the list?