Here in the Midwest, we’re stuck inside with the cold, icy weather outside. This is the time of year that my kids always got a little squirrely and we looked for simple, fun kid activities to do in the cold weather.
I am the kind of mom who needs lists and reminders. Things that are written down are remembered and done. If not, who knows!
So I always kept lists and idea files when the kids were young. I had file folders for crafts or activities I cut out of magazines or ran off the internet. When we needed something to do, we dipped into these resources and always had something fun at our fingertips.
In that spirit, we would often put activity slips into a jar and allow the kids to choose something to do in a free or quiet moment. We called them our Winter Doldrums Jar!
Some are outside, most are inside, and use simple items you would have around the house, like
- a deck of cards
- food coloring
- some cardboard from a cereal box
Here is a winter-themed pdf for you to print out with plenty of simple, fun kids activities for winter. DOWNLOAD HERE.
PS – the Mason jar is optional. You can use a box or a paper bag.
Looking for some other winter fun?