Parenting Tip: The Best Ways to Beat Winter Boredom

It isn’t easy having young children run around the house. It’s even more difficult when they cannot go outside because it’s simply too cold. This problem faces parents each winter. It seems like there is nothing to do in the months of January, February, and sometimes most of March. The cold weather and shorter days does not help. Children get cooped up inside the house all day, and that can spell trouble for parents.

I recently read about six fun indoor winter activities for a long weekend, and thought that some of their ideas might be helpful to parents. They listed ideas such as baking some fun recipes together, arts and crafts time, and an indoor picnic as good ways to beat winter boredom. They also suggested doing basic science experiments at home too, which I thought was probably their most interesting idea. Their last suggestion of getting a head start seems a bit ambitious, but if you can somehow coax your kids into that one (not likely) then go for it!