Keeping the fun alive: Entertaining kids during the chilly months

2nd December 2023

When the temperature drops, as a parent, you may face the challenge of ensuring your little ones are kept entertained and engaged indoors.

However, this task doesn’t have to be so challenging, as with some creativity and planning, you can find numerous ways to keep the fun alive even when the weather outside is frightful!

Whether your child is returning home from a day at Grandir nurseries, or you’re just looking for something to do on the weekends, here are some activities to try with your kids this winter.

  • Embrace the indoors

When the weather turns cold, indoor activities are a must, and there are many to keep the kids entertained and cosy.

For example, you could set up board game tournaments, arts and crafts sessions, and even a movie day or night complete with popcorn and warm blankets.

There’s much more to get up to, and not only do these activities entertain but they also encourage creativity and bonding among all family members.

  • Bring the outdoors in

It may be too cold to enjoy the outdoors for long periods, but you can always bring elements of the outdoors inside for just as much fun!

Why not create an indoor camping experience by setting up a tent or fort in your living room?

You can use sleeping bags and have a pretend campfire where you can tell stories and share some of your favourite snacks.

  • Bring the creativity to the kitchen

Speaking about snacks, why not bring even more creativity to the kitchen?

Cooking and baking can be a fun and educational activity for your children, where they can help you mix ingredients and decorate the finished products.

You can create themes for different days – one day you can have a pizza day and another can be a cupcake day, for example.

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They can have some fun experimenting in the kitchen, whilst learning some valuable life skills.

  • Educational time

For an even more educational time, you can utilise online resources to keep your children engaged and learning throughout the colder months.

They will be spoilt for choice by the number of websites and apps that offer fun and educational content.

From interactive learning games to virtual museum tours, they can learn about various topics to widen their knowledge.

Not only are these made to educate, but your kids will have fun while learning too!

  • Indoor physical activities

Another important aspect of education is physical education, which is crucial for your children’s health and well-being, even when it’s cold.

You can take the activities they may usually do outdoors and make them suitable for the indoors.

For example, you can set up an obstacle course using household items, or engage in some simple yoga sessions designed for children.

Keep your kids active, whilst releasing their pent-up energy!

There are many ways to keep the fun alive during the winter and your kids can have just as much fun as they would outside, inside. What activities will you be trying out first with your children?