Winter Boredom Busters

The news reports we have been watching about this record breaking weather has been incredible. People in the northern states are measuring their snow by the foot instead of by the inch. Schools and businesses are closing, which means many of us have been stuck inside for several days on end. Once the excitement of being out of school for a day or two wears off, the kids begin to complain they have nothing to do. If that sounds familiar, here are a few things you can do to keep the kids busy.

4 Winter Boredom Busters For Kids

4 Winter Boredom Busters For Kids

  1. Cooking: No matter what age your kids are, they can help out in the kitchen. The younger kids can hand mommy a measuring cup while the older kids can help prepare the meals. My kids love to help in the kitchen, especially if they get to eat the goodies they helped make!
  2. Indoor Picnic: After the kids help you cook, you can have an indoor picnic to eat it! My kids love setting out a blanket and pretending they are outside in the sun!
  3. Charades: After you cook your meal and then have your picnic, how about a game of charades? You can dial it down for the younger kids and make it a bit more difficult for the older kids. This is a game the whole family will get a kick out of.
  4. Netflix: Netflix is a staple in our house because they offer so many family friendly programs. There are plenty of shows for the little ones as well as the adults in the family.

octonauts

This month on Netflix, Ever After High: Spring Unsprung premiers. Did you ever wonder what happened to the storybook characters we grew up reading about? Well, what if the Mad Hatter, Snow White, and the Evil Queen became parents and their kids are studying at the enchanted high school? Ever After High is a boarding school for teens of famous fairy tale parents. The all new original special Ever After High: Spring Unsprung, celebrates the idea that the story of your life is not written in permanent ink.

My boys are really into Octonauts and Handy Manny, both of which can be found on Netflix. With Handy Manny, the kids can build and fix things while with the Octonauts, they can discover all the cool things under the ocean. With Netflix, movies and TV shows are instantly streamed (not downloaded) via a Netflix-ready device. You can get instant access to Netflix on devices, including TVs, tablets, mobile devices, game consoles and computers. With Netflix, you there is a kids section where the only titles you’ll have access to are pre-screened and appropriate for kids aged 2-12.  To sign up for Netflix, just head over to their website, create an account, choose a plan and start watching!