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Storm Jonas left us with an extra day indoors. So I wanted to share some fun day activities to keep the kids off their gadgets. Many of these items can be found in your house.
Recycle Styrofoam cups by creating snowmen with your little ones in minutes. For once, it’s okay to track “snow” (cotton balls) into the house.
Nothing says fun like a board game. This is one of my favorites or you can create your own which is even more fun. My daughter recently used an old shoe box and turned it into a game of chance. Watch out Hasbro.
Play Dough: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tbsp. cream of tartar, 2 tbsp. oil, 1 cup water food coloring (optional)
Add flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil to a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Slowly stir in water and watch as the play dough forms. Make certain to use a heat resistance spatula and scoop it onto wax paper to cool.
Finger Paint: 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/3 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups water, 1/4 cup dish-washing liquid, food coloring
Place sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pan and then slowly mix in cold water. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until you have a smooth gel. Let cool and then add dish-washing soap. Divide into containers and mix in food coloring drops until you have you desired color.
Facial: hydrating facial mask by blending a little cold cream, yogurt, honey, aloe vera gel and avocado. If you don’t have aloe vera or avocado no worries, you can add berries or something. The kids will get a kick out of being allowed to smear food on their faces.
Shaving Cream Art: Add food coloring and glue to make it 3D
There’s no better way to warm up this time of year than with a comforting glass of cider. Use Apple Juicy Juice 100% juice to make this yummy seasonal treat. When the kids go to sleep considering adding some adult spirits for a special treat.
Snowman Marshmallows: Stack the marshmallows and add chocolate chips to make the eyes and a mouth. Pretzel sticks come in handy for arms and use shredded carrot to make a scarf.
Picnic Lunch: Lay a blanket on the floor and pretend to be in the park or jungle. You can make up stories about everything that you would see.
Tea Party: I love a tea party no matter the weather. Bring the snow inside. Gather some buckets of snow and fill a pool to allow the kids to play where it is warm. They can add their toys and create villages and towns.
When all else fails send them outside and let them create their own fun. Just bundle them up and keep those faces and lips moisturizer.
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