Storm Activities for Kids
Nothing is worse than being stuck inside all day during stormy weather for both the kids and parents. Here are some activities to keep kids entertained and prevent the onset of cabin fever.
-Do weather-based experiments- http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-experiments.htm offers a ton of weather experiments using common household items to teach kids about the weather and how different occurrences are formed. Educational and fun!
-Do a scavenger hunt- Hide small prizes or common items in uncommon places. Create riddles for each item and have them find them.
-Build a pillow fort- Use dining room chairs, couch cushions and bedsheets to make the most epic pillow fort. Throw in flash lights, books and board games for a classic night of fun.
-Bake and decorate- Stormy weather is the perfect time to bake cupcakes or cookies. Use icing, sprinkles and gummies to decorate.
-Snuggle up for a movie- Put numbers in a hat and let kids draw to see who gets to pick a movie to watch.
-Have a dance party- Have children all pick their favorite music and create a play list to jam out to. For more added fun, look up easy to do dances online and learn a few new moves.
-Get theatrical- Have kids create their own play or make a video to send to grandparents. They can use clothing form their closet or mom and dad’s, write a script and even integrate the pets into their own Oscar worthy production.
-Create mocktails- Use different juices, fruits, sodas and dollar story “fancy” glasses to create fun mixes while kids learn about different flavor profiles and how colors mix.
-Kids create the menu- Let children help prepare the dinner menu by going through the pantry and designing a menu based upon items currently in the home. For multiple kids, break it down into appetizer, main course and dessert.
-Family game night- You can’t go wrong with board games and cards to keep the family entertained for hours.
-Cookie cutter sandwiches- Let kids build sandwiches with deli meats, cheeses or traditional peanut butter and jelly. Finish off by cutting them into fun shapes with cookie cutters. Use small cookie cutters and cut fruit into shapes for a fun and healthy side dish.
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