We are getting some crazy cold weather around the country!
I’m seeing all these photos of freezing weather, extra snow days and all kinds of way-too-cold temps.
Usually when its super cold like this, it means that kids are stuck inside and you get to hear the dreaded, “Mooooom! I’m bored!”
When my kids were little, we were living in Arizona. Temps were a little turned around there.
Summer days were usually way too hot to play outside during the day – we hunkered down in the air conditioning and tried to stay busy.
Those days were filled with lots of dress up time and lots of craft projects.
One of our favorite activities was finger painting – but with a fun twist.
We’d take our little plastic kids picnic table (we used it all the time for art projects, messy meals, etc) into the kitchen and set up a big finger painting session – but instead of paint we would use pudding! Chocolate pudding makes excellent finger paint – and it’s much tastier than real paint. :) We’d add a little food coloring to vanilla pudding for colored paint too – and the best part is you can eat it when you’re done painting!
Plus by the time we’d have a big finger painting session – and then the bath that had to follow, it would take the whole afternoon!
I loved activities like that – fun ways to beat those boredom blues!
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I would love to hear about activities you do with your kids to keep them busy!