While winter break brings a welcome respite from the daily grind of school — and work, for many parents who take vacation time — after a while, kids can start to get a little stir crazy. Keep everyone entertained with these fun, easy activities from Pinterest.
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Glue is the main ingredient in this ooey, gooey mix that’s sure to mesmerize your kids, from No Time for Flashcards. Whip up a batch and enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from busy little hands.
Recycled Paint Stick Snowman Ruler
Keep elementary-age kids busy and give them a useful tool to take back to school with this Recycled Paint Stick Snowman Ruler from Pink and Green Mama. After creating their own “Frosty,” children can use a ruler to measure and mark the stick with increments of their choice (from inches for younger kids down to 1/16th inches for older kids)
Indoor Snowball Activities — No Snow Required
Make your own indoor snowballs from various materials you already have around the house, and then have a rousing snowball fight, bucket toss or relay race. These activities from Mom with a Lesson Plan are sure to burn off some energy.
Get a giant container, fill it with some freshly fallen snow and grab some watercolor paints and brushes, and you’ve got a unique canvas that will keep kids of all ages busy for quite a while. The idea is a great one from The Very Hungry Preschoolers.
Snowman Sensory Bottle
This cute snowman sensory bottle from Little Bins for Little Hands is a quick and easy winter activity that also doubles as a calming object for kids who may need to take a “sensory break.”