We are all over it. The snowpants, boots, mittens,
hats, jackets and staying indoors. Most schools have been closed
for a total of four days in 2014 plus on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day and an inservice.
The amount of time we parents have been indoors
with our children is too much. There is plenty to do, despite our
Here are five activities that can make staying home
Bake. If ideal try to
have the basics (flour, sugar, eggs, butter) in your house so you
are ready for the next shut in.
Kids love to measure and pour and it is a great way to
reinforce math and reading skills.
Bonus: Then you have treats in the house which is ideal
for any shut in.
Play with money. Dump
out all the change you can find and have your children
sort the money by coin. Next count and add up each coin and the
Remember to remind your kids to wash hands when done
touching the money.
isn't too early to get started on the cards for classmates. Set up
red, white and pink papers, stickers, ribbons, markers, scissors
Board Games. We love
Headbanz, an easy guess who game for all ages.
Perfection, Candyland, Connect Four and Scattergories are all
interactive, electronic free ways to pass the time.
Kids are so lucky that they can turn to each
other and say, "Hey, let's play pirates." The creativity and
camaraderie that such games create equals a priceless childhood
How are you keeping busy these days?
Beth Prystowsky is a grateful mother, wife, yoga teacher, and writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.
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