Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy

Dec
21
2010

20 Winter Activities Kids Can Do Without Parents

Inside and Out - there is fun for kids!

The phrase "Find something to DO!" often heard around households this time of year...here are 20 suggestions of activities kids can do without parents...(feel free to add your own in the comments)

  • Build a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Construct a snow fort
  • Board games (jenga, connect 4, monopoly)
  • Card games (go fish, memory, crazy 8s)
  • Read a book
  • Write a book
  • Have a tea party
  • Play lego
  • Decorate a cardboard box (make it a house, race car, space ship)
  • Have a play date
  • Do a treasure hunt
  • Colour
  • Dance in the living room
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Watch a movie
  • Play dress-up (superhero, animals, princess)
  • Do a puzzle
  • Listen to music or a book on cd
  • Create with play dough

  Homemade Cooked Play dough

Make this with (or without) your kids - handy to have on hand in the winter as an activity the kids can play without you.

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup salt
food coloring Directions:

Mix flour, warm water, cream of tartar, oil, salt and food colouring together.  Stir over medium heat (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly to ensure mixture doesn’t burn. 

When mixture forms a ball it is done.  Remove from heat. 

Place in an airtight container, store in fridge, it should last a few weeks.