For your kids, make being cooped up inside unforgettable!
According to British Columbia, “Children need to be active every day to promote their healthy growth and development. Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them – and their benefits – forward for the rest of their lives.“
Then the Healthy Kids also mentioned, “Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. Early childhood services are ideally placed to foster the development of good physical activity habits early in life and to encourage families to engage in regular physical activity. Early childhood services should offer a wide choice of play-based, physically active learning experiences that link to children’s interests, abilities, identity and prior knowledge. Physical activity in childcare needs to be made up of both structured (i.e. intentionally taught) physical activity and unstructured, spontaneous activity.“
But Winter can limit the amount of time that a child gets to play because most of the time, they’re cooped up inside the house, all for a good reason, anyway. So here are 12 activities that you can do for less than $10 to keep your kids occupied and entertained all Winter!
Make fireworks in a jar using water, oil, and food coloring. Learn more here.
This indoor hopscotch is a fun way to work on gross motor skills and shape recognition.
This one needs lots of parental supervision, obviously. Turn an old box into an indoor slide!
Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble track race. Find the tutorial here.
Well-placed yarn is all you need to let your kids get their Mission Impossible on.
Put colored tape on the carpet to make roads for your kid’s toy cars.
How about having a campout indoors? Learn how to make the campfire here.
You can also use tape to make a paper airplane landing strip.
Roll out butcher paper for drawing sessions!
Fill a bin with snow and let your kids paint it with colored water. Learn more here.
Burlap is great for developing motor skills. Find the how-to here.
Painter’s tape and some balled-up newspaper are all you need for this “sticky spiderweb” activity.
This article was written by Mike Spohr on BuzzFeed! Check out his other amazing articles here!
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