Winter is approaching and with the cold, it is more difficult to spend the afternoon outside. In order not to expose them to low temperatures and, therefore, colds and flu, it is best to organize activities for children indoors. At first glance, it may seem more complicated to have fun indoors, but nothing is further from reality, the possibilities are very varied. Here are 12 ideas for your kids to enjoy their free time and learn to play at home.
1. CREATE WITH MODEL PASTE
With new technologies, modeling clay already seems to be a thing of the past. You have the opportunity to rediscover with the little ones because I’m sure that in your childhood, you exercised your creativity by kneading and creating characters with this material.
2. SING IN KARAOKE
Do your children like to sing and dance? Organizing a karaoke session is a great activity to entertain and relax all family members. If you also record them in video while playing their favorite artists, you will keep very beautiful memories of their childhood.
3. TO SEE A FILM
Prepare popcorn, take the blanket and sit comfortably on the couch. Movies entertain but they also teach life lessons, they reveal new worlds and points of view that your children might not know otherwise, they inspire and stimulate the viewer’s intelligence and interest. You have a large catalog of films for children, it is necessary to select the most adapted to their age and their sensitivity. On the other hand, it seems that the time at which they were made has little influence on the wonder they provide to young and old alike.
4. PLAY AN INSTRUMENT
Learning to play a musical instrument has many advantages. If you have musical knowledge, you can pass it on to your child. Otherwise, you will find on the Internet many tutorials ranging from the most novice to the most experienced. You can try playing versions of your favorite songs, or even compose your own songs! Not only will your kids have fun, but they will also gain incredibly positive skills.
5. LEARNING WITH A TUTORIAL
Internet is a powerful tool of knowledge. Your children can learn to do almost anything they want if they follow the instructions and have the will: Finish a rubik’s cube, tinker, tie a tie, apply makeup, create complicated hairstyles or just discover how to make beautiful pictures.
A good idea to have fun and redecorate the house at the same time is to recycle the furniture or decoration you no longer use. You can paint them in a new color, add wallpaper or decorate them with a drawing. This will awaken the creativity of your children and give a unique and personalized look to your home.
7. CREATE A TIME CAPSULE
For this winter, the whole family could create a “time capsule”. The idea is to put in a safe and resistant container (a tupperware or a well sealed and waterproof box) souvenirs and letters from the whole family. Children can leave in writing what they want to be when they grow up, what they want to achieve in life or what they want to do. They can also write about the present: what does the school look like, who are their friends or what they like to do. Once the box is full, you can hide it somewhere, but you will have to remember where you put it away because you will have to find it in a few years to be able to remember the “Good old days”.
8. PHOTO SESSION
Are your children photogenic? Take advantage of this quality and organize a photo shoot. You can use clothes, costumes and various decorations. You have the opportunity to script the photos according to different themes, an example: think of the seasons and make a schedule.
9. WRITING TALES
There is nothing better for developing the imagination than writing stories. If your child is very creative, encourage them to write a new story and play it. This will give you the opportunity to organize a small performance with your friends.
10. DRAWING AND PAINTING
This is one of the activities for the most classic kids. Use materials of all kinds so that your children can paint without limit. Coloring books are in full swing and new forms of presentation have emerged recently.
11. GAMES OF SOCIETY
If your children spend too much time in front of a screen, change it for board games. The goose game, the Monopoly, Cluedo operation, Risk, chess, who’s who … you surely have one of these games at home.
12. YOGA PRACTICE
The fact that your children do not spend much outside does not mean that they can not exercise. Prepare the room with relaxing music and choose a yoga video. Follow the teacher’s instructions and pay attention to doing the exercises well. You can end the session by meditating a little.
With all these activity ideas for kids, you no longer have an excuse to play and have a good time this winter.