When it’s too cold to venture outdoors, keep your kids entertained with these fun and cozy indoor activities.
By Alana Blumenstein
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1. Watch a movie together
Sometimes, all anyone wants to do on a snow day is curl up with some hot cocoa and watch their favorite movie. Embrace the cold with movies like “The Princess Bride,” “Ice Age” or “Ice Princess.”
2. Play a board game
Spend some quality time together with a fun board game. Engage your kids with games like Monopoly, The Game of Life and Candy Land.
3. Build a fort
Have your child pick out his or her favorite blankets and pillows and build a fort! When you’re done, snuggle under the covers and read them their favorite book.
4. Bake cookies
Get into the winter spirit and bake cookies with your kids. This fun activity is a great way to spend the day — and to treat yourselves afterward!
5. Play balloon volleyball
Blow up a couple balloons and play Balloon Volleyball. The rules are simple: Don’t let the balloon touch the ground! This one is great for kids with lots of energy.
6. Host a tea party
Invite your children to a classy tea party. They can bring their stuffed animals too! Pull out some tea cups and set your table with finger sandwiches, fruit, lemonade and tea.
7. Solve a challenging puzzle
Nothing beats the satisfaction of solving a seemingly impossible puzzle. Keep everyone engaged, and solve it together!
8. Play a card game
Card games are an easy and entertaining way to spend time with your kids. Teach them your favorite, like Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Kings in the Corner.
9. Have an indoor campout
Who knew camping could be so fun? Make s’mores and have your kids set up their sleeping bags. Once you’re all cozy, you can each take turns telling campfire stories!
10. Cook dinner together
Want to get a head start on dinner? Include the kids and have some fun working together on your meal.
Tell us your favorite indoor activity to do with your kids in the comments below!