Beat the Winter Blues
If you're anything like me, this time of year takes a toll on nerves and patience. Even in mostly-sunny Northern California, it’s either too cold or too wet these days to send the kids out back (although, they beg some days until I relent). The rain lets up for just long enough for things to begin to dry out and then it rains again. I refuse to let my kiddos play video games all afternoon, so we become cranky and anxious if I'm not careful.
Now, anyone who knows me well, knows that I am not a very crafty person. I purchased a craft book not too long ago and we have done maybe one of the activities in this said book. However, there are some activities that never grow old. Take sculpting homemade play-doh – also known as Kooky Dough – or coloring, for instance.
What do you do to beat the Winter Blues? Among the age-old activites I mentioned above, here are some activities that can keep you and your kiddos from wishing they could just play outside aready!
- Create Melted Crayon Art
- Make homemade soap or crayons
- Act out stories and recite poetry
- Craft some Winter Sun Catchers
- Learn a new game - Yahtzee, Zingo, War, and Connect Four are some our favorites!
Whatever you decide to do to pass the time, while waiting for the sun to melt the snow and warm our faces, have fun! Making memories with our kiddos is enough to chase those blues away.