Keeping kids entertained this time of the year can be quite expensive, especially with the kid’s home all the time.  But what if you could not only keep your kids entertained, but also not cost you hardly anything? Here are some great ideas that will keep your kids happy and entertained in doors AND outdoors ALL winter long!

Indoor

1. Send them on a scavenger hunt

Make your own with age appropriate items to help your children learn AND have fun while doing it. I promise, this WILL keep your kids busy for awhile.

Here are some fun options:

  • Number hunt
  • Word hunt
  • Color hunt
  • Shape hunt

scavengerhunt


Put colored tape on the carpet to make roads for toy cars

All you need is two rolls of tape, 30 minutes of your precious time, and all the cars/trucks/boats and airplanes you have floating around your house. There are many ways to make a track start or end. Have fun with it!

colortapetrack

 

Card board painting

This craft project is super cute AND easy for a perfect day indoors. All you needs is colored paper, little pieces of thin cardboard (just cut an empty food box in pieces ”” make sure you have one straight edge!) and paint. Use your fingers ‘paint’ cars, or robots, or crocodiles- whatever your little bundles of joys desire.

paint

2. Have a Camp-Out Indoors

tent

 

Indoor camping can be a fun activity that all of all ages can take part in (even parents) Not sure how to pull all that together? It’s simple. I’ve rounded up easy ways to build your own camping ground.

Make Your Tent With:

A large cloth: A light cloth works best to make your walls and roof. A big blanket or comforter can work too, but if it’s too heavy, your tent might droop in the centre.

Four chairs: You should have a chair for every corner of the tent. Chairs with high backs are best, as they provide added support for the tent.

Here’s how: 

  1. Place the chairs in a rectangle. Turn the chairs so that their backs are facing one another.
  2. Drape the cloth over the chairs.
  3. Weigh the sides of the cloth down with food cans and Let playtime begin!

3. Make recipes together

 

 

There are plenty of recipes that you and your kids can make and have fun at the same time. Have them help you search for ones that interest them, gather the ingredients, and cook away.

 

Outdoor activates

 

  1. Build a snowman
  2. Shovel
  3. Sledding
  4. Ice-skating
  5. Hiking

By Christine Bullock

About The Author

Christine Bullock
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Christine Bullock's appetite and joy for life is infectious! She believes fitness and nutrition are guides to living life to the fullest. Christine subscribes to the notion that embracing better eating habits and a personal exercise routine into one's daily living is vital to having a balanced life. Christine has been teaching fitness from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles for over a decade, although she has been in the fitness world for her entire life. This multi-faceted yet tiny powerhouse began as a ballerina for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Finding that dance alone was not enough to satisfy her fitness obsession, she wanted to study a wider range of fitness methodologies and started teaching yoga while attending college. Christine has added numerous certifications to create a well-rounded background, such as Pilates, Pre & Post Natal, Nutrition, Barre, TRX and HIIT, as well as has a B.A. in Psychology and Education. Christine's challenging training is balanced by her playful and lovable personality, which enables clients to see immediate results, have fun and stick to their program. Christine was voted LA Racked “Hottest Trainer of 2013? and is an Ambassador for fitness fashion clothing lines Lorna Jane as well as Carbon38. Christine is also the go-to wellness expert and can be seen on E!, America's Next Top Model, VH-1, California Life and PopSugar, as well as a contributor to Oxygen Magazine, In Touch Magazine, Life & Style, FabFitFun, SheKnows, Examiner, Inside Weddings, Simply Stylist, Lucky.com, HauteLook and many more. She is recognized as a top fitness model representing the world's elite brands such as P-90X, Insanity, Equinox, American Gladiators, Metaball, BodyLX 360, Alpha Pro Nutrition, Sports Authority and Core-Stix to name a few. Christine has been featured on the cover of Europe's biggest fitness magazine Sport & Fitness, as well as featured in Men's Health with a full-page interview. Want to workout with Christine? Purchase her fitness DVD “10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift” which was voted one of the top Pilates DVDs of 2013 by Pilates Style Magazine. You can also check out her many work-out videos on youtube. Christine loves spending time paddle-boarding, hiking, bike riding, gardening, walking her 2 puppies and beating boys at push-up competitions. She is currently producing a workout DVD series called “Evolution20” expected to be available late 2014 and is also working on a 365-day nutritional guide for publication next year. Christine will also be featured as a Fitness Instructor and Judge on a weekly reality TV series titled “Fit 4 Fashion” debuting October 2014 in Asia. Follow Christine Bullock at: www.christinebullock.com Twitter: chrissy_bullock Facebook: Christine Bullock Instagram: christinebullock Pinterest: Christine Bullock Simon YouTube: Christine Bullock

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