I have partnered with Glade® to share these ideas of indoor activities for kids. Although compensated, all opinions are my own.
Baby, it’s cold outside!
I can only imagine how frigid it has been on the East Coast and Northern parts of the U.S. No thanks! In San Diego, we too have those days where we’d rather stay indoors. In order to keep the kids from going stir crazy, I’ve created a fun and cozy atmosphere at home by starting up our fireplace, using Pure Vanilla Joy scented Glade® Wax Melts to lighten the mood and preparing our plan of activity attack!
If you’re like me and it’s snowing or raining out, you’ll do anything to avoid going outside and freezing your buns off! Instead of bracing the cold, stay warm and cozy with these five indoor activities to help you keep the kids occupied…
Get them moving!
Kids need to stay active, but just because they’ve gotta stay indoors doesn’t mean that can’t exercise! Get in on the fun and play Simon says, bat around some balloons, have a pillow fight, or invite some friends over for a dance party. A personal favorite of mine is jumping on the bed. They’ll be moving and grooving in no time!
Watch a movie
Get the popcorn ready and grab a few blankets, it’s movie time! The last time we did this was over the Christmas break. I scoured the stores to find Home Alone, and my kids loved it! We’ll do it again soon.
This is another great hands-on idea for you and your kids. Stop by the store on your errand run and have the kids pick out something they’d like to bake. They will learn to measure, pour, properties of different ingredients, how to read and follow directions, and all about what it takes to make magic happen in the kitchen! Recently, my kids and I baked cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting inspired by the soothing fragrance of the Glade® Pure Vanilla Joy scent. Another favorite of ours is to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but you can bake a cake, cinnamon rolls, brownies, breads, or whatever your taste buds desire.
Have a craft day
My kids love hands on activities, so I know that I can keep them entertained with different types of crafts. Bust out the paints, glue, scissors, crayons and create something fun!
Build a couch fort
This timeless activity is a childhood requirement in my book! Anything goes when building an indoor fort, so grab as many pillows, blankets, boxes, chairs, sheets, and tables as you can find and get to work!
There’s something about being at home that just evokes a warm, loving feeling. The sound of kids laughing, the taste of home-cooked meals and the scent of Pure Vanilla Joy lingering through the house helps create my #bestfeelings. I just love to have family around−there’s just no place like home!
How do you create the #bestfeelings for your kids at home? What activities do you prepare for your children to keep them occupied indoors?
To help inspire your creativity and #bestfeelings in your indoor adventure, Glade® is giving away a winter prize pack to one lucky reader. This includes Glade® Pure Vanilla Wax Melt Warmer, a mug, blanket and hot chocolate kit! Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post, then recording it in the Rafflecopter form below. Contest ends February 12, 2014. good luck!