Let me set the stage for you: it’s 9 AM on a cold February morning. The high temperature for the day is SIX degrees—far too cold to take my preschooler, toddler, and infant out for a romp in the snow. Roads are all but impassable. PBS Kids has lost its appeal, nap time is hours away, and I cannot endure one more round of Candyland. Sound familiar?
As I collapse onto the couch, my three-year-old hands me a loaf of bread. With pleading eyes, he asks, “Mommy, can we have a picnic? Please?” My eyebrows shoot up as I glance out the window. Is he serious?
“You know what, Buddy?” I begin, determined to reclaim the day, “We can have a picnic right now.” I grabbed a blanket, a big box of graham crackers, and some juice boxes, and we had a picnic right there on the floor. Giggles and joy ensued, and I was quickly proclaimed “the best mom ever.”
As the winter months drag on, cabin fever sets in for moms and kids alike. Whether it is snow, rain, mud, or wind, too often we find ourselves stuck at home and longing for new ways to enjoy our days. Here are some of our favorite things to do inside: