Fun winter activities...

mom2many

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With winter upon us, keeping our children entertained can be a little challenging. It really can be a pain getting the kids loaded up in their winter gear to send them outside, and while some love the cold and love playing in it, others don’t. So what's a parent to do?

There are of course those good old-fashioned standbys: coloring books, finger paints, puzzles, and Play Doh. Yes, I know Play Doh makes many of us cringe since clean-up can be such a pain, but for kids it really can be hours of fun.

Eventually, though, even those things start to get stale. This is one of those times that as a parent, I just love the internet. It can be a great place for resources, and as a homeschooling mom I am always trying to find ways to work in the holidays as part of our curriculum.

With the holidays fast approaching, finding fun activities is a little easier. I thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Thanksgiving:
* How about a blessing tree? This is place to put all of the things you are thankful for.
* How about a hand photo frame? I love this one, even for the older kids.
* Then there is Enchanted Learning, which has some great printables for the younger kids.

Christmas:
* My personal favorite is popsicle snowflakes. We had hours of fun with this one and they make great decorations.
* Advent calendars are a great way to count down the days.
* How about these ornaments and their cute little play on the hand turkeys?

Of course don’t forget after a long hard day of crafts, or a winter play to sit and relax with a nice hot cup of cocoa.
 
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Shaun Austin

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Great ideas M2M. if you have any more that will be great as Charlotte will be becoming a SAHM at least until 5 and 6 are school age so these kind of things are great anyone who has any activities like these to entertain youngsters.

thanks :)
 

LaraWard

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Some great ideas here, will be very useful keeping the kids entertained over the winter break.
 

amoss

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Being cooped up is a drag, read my article http://www.helium.com/items/2382584-preschool-crafts-five-fun-things-to-do-with-yarn[/url] for some great ideas for indoor fun with yarn! And remember, spring is just around the corner.:cool:
 

fingertooth

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If you're looking for crafting activities this winter, my sister in-law and her husband just started up a wood crafting business with the projects they do with their kids. All the supplies are provided with a subscription. https://www.facebook.com/Kids-WoodCraft-399610830235620/?fref=ts[/url]