In these cold and snowy days of Winter, it can be difficult to figure out how to keep the entire family engaged and having fun. These fun ideas will help keep cabin fever at bay and make staying home fun for the entire family. Whether you are a family who loves games, reading, movies or sports there is something on this list for everyone and every interest.
Interactive Online Museum Tours
Many museums around the world are now offering interactive online experiences. Some feature 360 views of the most famous and breathtaking exhibits in the world. For the art-lover consider spending a few hours touring The Louvre from the comfort of your living room. The Art Institute by Google also features art from galleries and museums around the world.
Game night has come along way in the past decade. As people enjoy the nostalgia of playing board and card games; There has been a boom in the gaming industry with original games as well as reimaginings of old classics. Card games like “Phase 10” and “Not Parent Approved” are popular choices. For board games “Settlers of Catan” is a newer favorite alongside classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Pictionary.
Indoor Bowling sets are inexpensive and easy to get your hands on either in most big box stores where toys and games are sold or at your favorite retailer. If you don’t have an indoor bowling set, get creative and use water bottles as pins and any ball you have around the house.
Storytime By The Fireplace
Instead of the usual storytime in bed under the covers, invite little ones out by the fireplace in their PJs to enjoy storytime. To add more excitement parents and older siblings can each voice a character in the story. Keep your fireplace in pristine condition this Winter and all year ‘round with help from a little help from companies like Brickworks Property Restoration.
Everyone loves movie night! Drum up extra excitement by decorating brown paper lunch bags for popcorn, candy, and other treats. Let little ones help decorate the bags using crayons, washable markers, and non-toxic paint. If you are nostalgic for Summer, have a Summer movie marathon!
Hotdogs, hamburgers, and chips oh my! This fun Winter take on a Summer favorite can be a refreshing treat in the middle of Winter. This is the perfect accompaniment to Summer movie marathon.
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore although the kids still love them. Coloring books have become a favorite past time for all ages. In addition to coloring books that focus on cartoon and movie characters, adults and teens can enjoy coloring in florals, cityscapes, and much more. Coloring books can be purchased online or anywhere games and toys are sold.
Calming jars are a new sensation with tutorials all over youtube and Pinterest. The general idea is to fill a jar with water, acrylic paint, and glitter to create a colorful snow globe. These jars can be used as centerpieces, decor, or just to shake for fun.