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7 Activities to Keep your Kindergartner Busy at Home During Winter

Submitted by on January 8, 2015 – 10:28 amNo Comment

Indoor Kids Activities for Kindergartners

Guest post by Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies

It’s easy to fill the time with video games and television, but there are many activities that are much more beneficial for your kindergartner or preschooler. When it’s cold outside and begins to get dark earlier in the day, children may spend less time outdoors. There are ways for parents to keep their children engaged with fun learning activities that can be enjoyed indoors.

Here are 7 ideas to help keep your kindergartener busy at home on cold, winter days:1.  When cold winter holidays keep your family inside, change some of your household routines.  Encourage your kindergartener to decorate her own room, or rearrange a shelf. Invite her to color or paint items and add a personal touch.

2.  Create a different dining experience by having your child pretend to be a chef and explain how to make a dish, prepare the table, or serve dinner. Keep your child engaged by encouraging her to explain what she is dong so everyone can understand.

3.  Have a singing contest. Let your child choose his favorite song to perform for the family. For even more fun, encourage the family to participate. Allow your kindergartener to dress from your closet to resemble the artist who sings the song.

4.  Create human art projects. Let your children paint themselves with water-soluble paints. Put on old clothes and let your children enjoy this fun activity right before bath time.

5.  Build a pillow fort. Let your kindergartener engage the imagination with a fort that fills the room. Use chairs, pillows, sheets, and any other items around the room to build the fort. Engage your child’s imagination further by using the fort for story-time or naptime. For extra fun, turn off the light and enjoy playing inside the fort with flashlights.6.

6.  Create a gooey concoction in the kitchen using food coloring, flour, water, and other textured items. Even children who show no interest in cooking will enjoy playing with bright food coloring and combining them to create new colors.

7.  Create music with items around the house. You can use real musical instrument, pots, bottles, or whatever you can find that will make a sound. Take it a step further and try to play a song and join as your children sing and play!

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