Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cabin Fever

With 50 more days until it's officially Spring, we can all get a little tired of being cooped up. The struggle is real, and no one knows that quite like parents with antsy little ones. To help out we've got some fun, educational activities and resources to share with you!

Come to the Library!
The library is a great place to be when the weather has got you down. For some active fun, join us for our Hide & Seek at the Library program, on February 6th. For more information, and/or to register visit our website, call, or come in.

For some other indoor fun check out these activities:


Spy Training
String yarn any way you can to create a fun obstacle course where they can work on their pro spy/ninja skills. This activity is not only fun, but a great way to get them moving.

Finger Knitting
Finger knitting is a great quiet activity for older children, while still keeping their hands and mind occupied. This is also a perfect time to be read to! Crafting and reading together can be a wonderful family activity. For instructions on how to finger knit check out this tutorial by Flax & Twine.

Homemade Finger Paints
via Easie Peasie Co.
If everyone needs to get a little messy, there's no better way to do it than finger painting! These finger paints are easy to make, and use only a few ingredients that are most likely around the house. Get those creatives juices flowing, and little fingers moving.

Blanket Fort
via Things to Do With Kids
Blanket forts will never go out of style, and are fun for pretty much everyone. They can range from a sheet over the dining room table, to pillow/couch/table combos complete with lights. This not only involves lots of ingenuity and creativity for your little one, but can be a great family activity. Everything is more magical inside a blanket fort. Grab a book, watch a movie, anything!