The Adventure Starts Here: Winter Fun | Indoors & Outside

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winter Fun | Indoors & Outside

Winter is here and in New Jersey that means it is pretty darn cold.  For us, that means that we are spending more and more time inside.  The only time we really play outside from January to March is when there's snow on the ground and we are actually playing in it.  The rest of the time I'm counting down until Spring arrives from the comfort of our heated house.  While Noah would be fine just playing with his toys and watching TV all day, I feel like I need some variety to keep our days inside a little more interesting.  So while it helps that Noah is in school 3 mornings a week, I decided to come up with a list of fun activities for us to do when we are at home.  I did include a few snow related activities for us to do when the weather "cooperates", but for the most part, they are things we can do inside.  We've already done a bunch of these things, like building with Legos, baking, and even having a picnic lunch in our living room. And with almost ten weeks left of "winter", I'm pretty confident that we will accomplish everything on our list... and I'm pretty excited about it!  Keep reading, because at the end of the post I've shared my list in case you are looking for some fun activities to do with your kids this winter as well.  

And while I know there are many people who don't experience cold and snowy winters like we do, the great thing about this list is that it is so versatile.  For instance, if you can't make a snowman outside, you could easily make one out of playdoh.  And while our picnics will be reserved to our living room, if you live in a mild climate, how about head to a playground and have a real picnic lunch outside.  And since Noah loves playing hopscotch on our driveway in the summer, I think I will surprise him and make one inside with painters tape so he can hop around all he wants.  Maybe it will help tire him out for bedtime!  No matter what your winter looks (or rather feels) like, you're sure to have fun with your little ones!

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  1. Yay for making your own winter list! I really need to print mine off so we remember to work on it!

  2. I love that Noah has a cape on his shirt! My little Jude has one similar and loves wearing it!! :) Great ideas for snowy weather fun!

  3. This is a fun list of activities that is sure to beat any winter-time blues! I love that it’s versatile for those that do not get snow. Ahem…TEXAS…I’m talking to you!

  4. This list is perfect for both indoor and outdoor fun. We haven't gotten any snow this year, I'm hoping it doesn't wait till February like it has in years past.

  5. I love how you always find plenty of indoor activities! Both my boys and I would go crazy without the fresh air. We go out in ridiculous weather. Unfortunately, we are in a bad inversion right now (the air quality is terrible), so we are forced to stay in and I hate it!

  6. You are so creative with your indoor play! I feel like we always choose the same things over and over again.
    With all the rain we're getting, I just might have to steal that indoor picnic idea!


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