Winter Indoor Activities

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It's that time of the winter where I'm running out of ways to keep my 18 month old busy in the house!

Anyone have ideas of some activities that I can do to occupy his time and take both of our minds off of getting outside??


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My son likes it when we build a fort with chairs and blankets. We sit in there and read stories, have snacks and shine the flashlight (even though it's daylight out) We do painting and coloring as well. We also play with homemade playdough that he can eat and cut shapes out with little cutters. And I let him help me bake cookies and pour stuff in and he gets his own bowl and spoon and i let him pretend mix.

Timmi - posted on 02/20/2009




If you have a kiddie pool get some of those plastic balls to throw it there, they usually come with storage bags to store them in. Also if you feel really adventureous, get some paint and let him paint! Using pudding and food coloring is fun cause then he can eat it too!

Ashley - posted on 02/20/2009




I try to incorporate games from outside inside. Like bird watching, we put up a bird feeder in front of a window and my son watches them feed. I don't know what your winter is like but I still take my son out for a walk even if it is just to the end of the block and back and back again, that way if he gets cold we are not too far from home.

Rhonda - posted on 02/20/2009




I've got a fun game that I play with my daughter. It's called Roll & Play. It's easy to play you just roll the soft colorful cube. Then pick a card of the correct color and act out the activity. Using picture cues & simple actions the whole family will enjoy this game. It encoragaes verbal communication, vocabulary, social development, creativity & following directions. search for item #1038


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Dionne - posted on 02/20/2009




Musical Instruments! Make up little dance moves or get those videos that are also sing-a long, good for hand/eye coordination. Not only will it increase his awareness but maybe tucker him out a little bit so you can have some quiet time too!

Tess - posted on 02/20/2009




we always find this hard, because my husband is in Iraq, and we like sending him little projects. The net is very helpful, specially if you have a printer. we find holiday projects, or season projects, and send those to him.. It is very nice to have projects that require your hands.. that way you can also save some projects for the baby book.. also play dough works wonders when you are both bored. My daughter is 2 1/2 and she loves flash cards. I didnt think that she would at first. But she does.. also anything that I do around the house she helps me with.. LIke dishes, and laundry.. turn the radio on and try to make your chores a little more fun.. she has fun during the day.. she loves helping mom, and those chores of yours, seem to just fly by when your also trying to keep the little one ocupied.

hope this helps a little.

this is all that i have found ..

My daughter has just recently got her colors down as well. so we love to play I SPY

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