During these cold winter months, it can be a challenge to entertain and occupy the time of a little one all day, every day. When it’s just too cold for those precious trips to the park or playground, try one of these fun indoor activities with your little one.
1. Build a fort! We all did this as kids and loved it, so we know your little ones will too! Grab an old sheet or blanket and the kitchen chairs and build a fort with your toddler. Pile all their favorite toys inside and the change of scenery will keep their attention when not much else will.
2. Chef for a day. Porter LOVES helping Dana cook or bake! This activity is great for a toddler ages 2 and up because they can really engage and help. Dana usually sticks to simple recipes she knows by heart. Baked goods or meals that cook in the crockpot are great options because you’re throwing it all in one bowl, leaving you with minimal clean up. Banana bread and lentil soup are two great go to’s on a cold winter day.
3. Go for a mid-day swim. Even if it’s too cold to venture out to the Y, your toddler can still enjoy a mid-day swim. Fill up the bath tub, add a little bubble bath and let your kids have a blast. Freezer molds in fun shapes are great for freezing ice and letting your kids watch them dissolve in the warm bath. Target also has these fun, bath appropriate crayons for your kids to play with during bath time/swim time.