Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Entertaining toddlers in the cold weather months!!

We all have days when mom & the kids are completely stir-crazy from the cold weather. Here is a list of ideas to tape inside your games closet, reminding you of creative activities to pull out of your 'hat' when you need some spontaneous fun.

Draw on a mirror with dry-erase markers
Play "Red Light, Green Light"
Make a pinecone bird feeder
Create a matchbox highway with masking tape and paper towel tunnels
Decorate a playhouse or car out of a big box
Make a "Mummy Mommy" with toilet paper
Make a domino chain
Make a reading hide-away
Make a shoebox train for stuffed animals
Make a tin cup telephone and talk to each other in it
Make a puzzle with felt and velcro
Create an obstacle course
Let your child kiss a mirror with lipstick
Play basketball with paper wads or socks
Frost cookies
Play dress up in Mommy or Daddy's clothes
Record each other on a tape recorder
Go fishing with a yardstick and yarn
Make forts with blankets and pillows
Act out a story from a book
Make binoculars to go "Stuffed Animal Watching"
Play hide and seek together
Make puppets for a puppet show
Do the Hokey Pokey
Play the matching game or learn numbers with a deck of cards
Dance to music

For more ideas for cold-weather fun, visit Scribbit's Winter Bazaar!

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Blogger Jamie said...

Cute ideas! :-) I put another potato project up on my blog today! Have a great day!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Glenna Marshall said...

Hey there,
Thanks for the email! I don't think our church members would be open to renting their cabin. I think their extended family has been spending a lot of time there, so it's probably not even an option, really.
I'm sorry about that! I wish I knew of a place to recommend, but I'm not overly familiar with the area.
Good luck with your cabin hunting! It is a beautiful area, that's for sure. :)


10:26 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Those are some really great ideas! It seems the cold will never end here so I appreciate anything that keeps my kids busy :)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

That kiss the lipstick with mirror made me pause--at first my natural cleaning reaction said "oh no!" but just for a second before thinking, "now why didn't I think of that? She'd love it!"

12:36 AM  

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