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Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Fun

The weather's been cold for many days almost everywhere in the country, and if your children are used to going outside they probably haven't - unless there's snow to play in. The winter months can create restlessness in children and parents alike. Before there's a meltdown in attitudes with your young ones create some fun activities they can participate in inside.
Food and cold weather just go together, don't they? How long has it been since you've popped popcorn on the stove instead of popping a bag of the microwaveable corn? Here's a simple video to remind you how easy (and inexpensive) it is to pop it the old fashioned way! Your children will love watching the kernels pop and then you'll have a yummy treat to enjoy together!

A fun activity on a snowy day is a snowman craft. This one is adorable!

Making an army of these little pom-pom snowmen would stir up some creativity and fun in an otherwise drab day!

Make snowman cupcakes. Go here to see a video on how to create a tasty treat. Use your imagination - if you don't have the ingredients they call for to decorate the cupcake look in your cupboard and get creative!

Here's a fun Mitten game that'll get your children moving and help young ones with matching!

Snowman pancakes would make a great winter supper! Let your children help mix the pancakes, set the table, even create a snowy centerpiece! Put the pom-pom snowmen in the middle of the table!

Let your kids play ping pong - even without a table. Here's a simple way to accomplish that.

Whatever your weather is like where you live, I trust you'll have some fun times at your house with your children. Winter memories are fun ones because everything's cozy and homey when you take the time to do things together as a family.

Stay warm!

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