5 Winter Wonderland Boredom Cures

Because last winter was SO long and miserable, I learned a lot about myself. I learned that I absolutely HATE the cold (I knew that already but the long winter really reiterated that hate), I learned that I really CAN’T eat the same things I did in high school (goodbye beach body that I never really had), and I also learned that it didn’t take long for me to go stir crazy (there are only SO many TV shows to binge on, on Netflix).

I had such bad cabin fever that I would literally be excited when we had 40 degree weather. FORTY DEGREES. I would bundle up and venture out…even if it was just to go to the grocery store for five minutes. This year, there will be NO way I am taking a baby and a toddler out anywhere. Knowing this in advance, I have been growing a list of activities to do and buying supplies to keep us busy before it gets nasty (FYI: It most definitely snowed on Halloween, and we woke up this morning with snow STILL on the ground. Thank you Michigan).

Below is a list of five activities that you can do with your kids at home when the weather outside is seriously frightful. And some you should already have everything you need at home!

 

AIR FORT:

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Photo Source: Mom Trusted

3 supplies-Box fan, a sheet, and tape. Seriously, tape the sheet on 3 sides, blow air into them with the fan, and have fun in your awesome new fort. Coolest mom ever? Yeah, you’re welcome.

 

INDOOR CAMPING:

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Photo Source: The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

I used to be about camping. I loved it. I know with having 2 boys, it’ll make a comeback. And for now, we are what I like to call “campers in training.” Not to mention that while it’s cold, this is a nice reminder of warmer weather. Added bonus: S’mores.

 

DIY RAIN STICKS:

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Photo Source: The Imagination Tree

I absolutely adore the sound of the rain. Rain sticks are still one of my favorite things to play with! This is a pretty simple craft to make with the kiddos to keep them occupied for a little while without BEGGING to go out in the freezing cold.

Click here for BABY SIZE rain sticks.

 

SOCK FISHING:

Photo Source: Handmade By Hilary
Photo Source: Handmade By Hilary

This is the cutest idea for mismatching socks EVER. I know my son will absolutely love doing this. Throw some blue tissue paper (“water”) into a laundry basket with the little sock fishies and let them fish away!

 

SNOW ICE CREAM:

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Photo Source: All Recipes

Okay, so if you’ve done everything mentioned above and your children are still dying to get outside, try making some snow ice cream. It’s really easy to do, and I’m sure you have the ingredients already (milk, sugar, vanilla & snow). No complicated mixing or anything. Just make sure you don’t grab any yellow snow…

Besides building a snow man, what do you plan to do with your kids once Jack Frost shows up? Tell us below!

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Lauren is a stay at home mom of 2 boys under 2 out of Michigan. She is learning day by day that raising boys is definitely not for the faint of heart. Lauren loves anything baby, crafting, baking, and talking…to anyone who will listen. She also loves spending her husband’s money. Following family tradition, she can’t wait to take her boys for their first fishing trip “up north.”

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Heather Meyer
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Well we plan on doing a bunch of Xmas crafts such as, decorating our own ornaments, paint some Xmas pictures, decorate Xmas cookies n whatever else we can find on pinterest 🙂

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