What a difference a couple of weeks make these days…..
Earlier this month, ice cubes were being flushed down the toilet, pajamas worn inside out and backwards and white crayons placed in every window of our home with the hope that these rituals would ensure that school would be closed. It worked!
Fast forward a week and we were running around barefoot on the beach in 60 degree weather on President’s Day weekend! Everyone is so confused and parents need to be on their game about how to entertain kids in any type of weather, any season. That being said, these activities work when there’s a snow day and you can’t go outside or a heat wave and you can’t go outside. In either case, letting kids have endless screens will keep them quiet while they’re watching but will send them bouncing off the wall when time is up.
Consider some of these activities to keep everyone’s sanity intact whether it’s too hot or too cold outside….
An EPIC Pillow Fort-
In our house EPIC pillow forts are only built on special occasions and involve using every chair and couch cushion, throw pillows, sleeping pillows and most blankets. How to engineer it will take a while. When complete it can be used for reading, resting, playing video games, a play date with all of the stuffed animals or a shelter for a Nerf gun battle. It’s amazing to watch how creative kids can be when given every cushion in the house and their limitless imagination.