If the kiddies are confined to the indoors because the weather outside is snowy, rainy, or sleet-tastic, avoid cabin fever with the following tips. Plenty of fun and fantastic indoor games and activities exist that will keep them from bouncing from wall to wall because they're so gosh-darn bored. Check it out:
Set up a "court" in your living room by moving furniture as needed and using string or twine to create a "net." Blow up a few balloons, make racquets out of paper plates and plastic utensils, and let the kids have it at. Keep plenty of couch cushions and pillows around the court in case the game gets a little rough.
Hide & Seek
Suggest this classic game for hours of indoor fun. The thrill of hiding and the anticipation of waiting to be found will keep little hearts racing all afternoon. Turn off the lights and give the kids flashlights to make the game even more exciting.
Turn your home into a huge obstacle course! Use furniture, pieces of rope or string, plastic bottles, hulu hoops, and anything else that makes for obstacle course fun. Start at your front door and work your way through the house--don't forget the upstairs and basement if applicable!
Use couch cushions, sheets, and pillows to make a huge fort. Create the fort in your living room, den, the kids' playroom, or anywhere else that works. Consider making a fort that extends from one room, goes into a hallway, and ends in another room. The couch cushions work as fort "lining" so little hands and knees do not get sore.
Transform your home into a mini golf course! Use tin cans as the golf "holes" and pieces from foam floaties as putters. Have fun making each "hole" a little more challenging!
Enjoy setting up these activities! Do any of the above ideas inspire other fun indoor games?
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