Winter is upon us, which means it’s cold outside. Freezing cold. Moms– I mean, kids everywhere are going stir crazy. It’s fun to for kids to play outside, but that only lasts for so long, during the cold winter months. Here are some indoor activity ideas to keep your children active:
1. Coffee & Play Place
If Starbucks and McDonalds had a baby, these coffee and play places would be their kid. Ok, so the coffee isn’t as good as Starbucks, but it’s coffee. Plus, the kids get to run around on a giant padded jungle gym. Win-win.
2. Trampoline Park
Let your little ones jump and bounce around for hours at a trampoline park. Typically, they offer a schedule with options based on the age of your children.
3. Open Swim
Pools and swim schools typically host an open swim time during the week. Kudos for you, if you can find one with a heated pool.
4. Mall Play Area
If your kid likes to climb on things, the play place at the mall is all the rage. Plus, the floors are almost always padded, so even the littlest of little’s can join the fun.
5. Open Gym
Most gymnastics places host an open gym time, during the week. This is an excellent way for kids to get sweaty and have some fun.
Local museums are a great place to walk around and see new things. Bonus– the kids might even learn something. If you check the website ahead, you will find that some museums offer free or discounted admission on certain days of the week.
The library is a great place to keep kids entertained in the winter. In addition to having plenty of reading material, they have a variety of classes for children of all ages to participate in.
Take a stroll and enjoy a few hours staring at swimming creatures floating by. Maybe, grab some lunch afterwards. You can make a whole day out of this one.
Dance class. Karate class. Music class. You get the idea. Sign your kid up for a class that he or she would enjoy.
10. Play Date
Set up a play date with a friend. It still counts as getting out of the house, and you don’t even have to change out of your yoga pants, unless you want to.