Fun Frugal Winter Weather Ideas
January 26, 2015
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Whether it’s a snow day or just a cold weekend, it can be difficult to entertain yourself and children for the long hours you may be cooped up indoors during the latest cold spell or blizzard. Remember, you don’t need to leave the warmth of your house, or spend a lot of money, to have a good time!
Gather up all those board games you have collecting dust in your closets and challenge your family to a few games. A lot of games can also be educational – a plus for children while they might be missing school!
Indoor Obstacle Courses and Forts
Building simple obstacle courses for kids can easily be conquered with what you already have in your house. Use chairs, cushions, laundry baskets, cups, and toys you already have to make a fun path for kids to follow. Use your imagination to help the kids use up their endless energy! Another easy activity would be to use the furniture and blankets to create indoor forts. An even easier idea? Set up your tent in the living room!
Gather a few of your favorite films, popcorn, and some blankets and enjoy a relaxing day on your couch with your friends, family, or just yourself!
Crafts or Baking
Why not use the extra supplies in your house to make something new! Search through Pinterest to find fun easy crafts to make out of what you already have. Turn baking into a game – using what you have available, research recipes that use those ingredients, and then choose which recipe turned out the best.
Take advantage of these days to spend with your children or friends; mixing and matching these different ideas can make a dull snow day into a day that you won’t forget anytime soon!