3 Kid Activities for Rainy, Snowy or Cold Days -
During this time of year, there are may days when it is impossible to go outside to play. So, parents are often looking for things their kids can do in the house to not get bored and have some fun.
So, here are five kid activities for rainy, snowy or cold days, that are sure to keep the children entertained, along with the parents. Hey, us parents also get bored with nothing to do, and could use some fun kid time with the children, no?
Anyway, here are some entertaining things you can do that are sure to keep everyone occupied while the rain or snow pours outside.
Have a drawing contest
Have the kids, and the parents each draw a certain object, landscape or whatever the family decides, and then when everyone is finished everyone gets to vote on the finished products. The key is to award everyone with a prize.
For example, write down a number of awards depending on how may people participated so each can receive one. Like for four participants the awards could be: Unique, Lifelike, Most Colorful and Interesting. Then, for each drawing everyone votes on which “Award” they want give each participant. Plus, along with each “Award” the winners could also get a prize such as lollipop, chocolate, small toy, etc…
Do a Scavenger Hunt
Get everyone in on the action! Scavenger hunts can be a lot of fun, especially if you divide everyone by teams. So, the parents can be the moderators, while the kids are the participants. Start by writing down simple activities down on pieces of paper, such as “Find a small blue sock and a big yellow sock for 5 points.”
Then hide the notes around the house and draw a map where the notes can be found. On the map color the note in different colors for each team, so that each looks for their own notes. Color code the notes with a colored dot pertaining to the team so each gets the right ones.
You can also hide “treasures,” which can be found by clues given on the notes. The treasures can be chocolates, small toys, etc… The winners are the team that finds all their notes, does all their activities and finds all their treasures before the other teams. But, each team has to finish all the way until the end, until everyone finds everything.
Baking A Cake With Prizes Inside
This is a lot of fun, especially for smaller kids. Have the children help in the process of making the cake though and when it is all done have them pour a few small toys, such as little hard plastic figurines, plastic rings, and miniature metal cars (you may want to wash them first with warm water). (Be sure the items can withstand the heat of the oven).
Mix them all in so that they are all spread evenly within the though, before pouring it in the cake pan.
Once baked, cut the cake in slices and see who gets a prize toy on their slice! Be sure to know how may toys went into the though so that you can account for them before the kids eat the cake. This way, they don’t accidentally swallow or bite into a toy. Usually 4 or 5 toys should be enough.
Of course, this one is best for kids over 3, as the small toys may present a chocking hazard. Be sure to monitor the kids as they look for the toys and be sure they found them all!