Snow days and longer evenings don’t have to mean hibernating in front of the television all winter. The colder months are a perfect time to spend quality time together as a family. Try some of these activities to keep your kids active and entertained:
Get your game on
Encourage kids to burn off energy by playing video games that encourage exercise. Choose games that engage your whole body like Just Dance or Sports Champions for PlayStation. Or, if you have enough room, set up an indoor hopscotch court or play a traditional game of hide and seek.
Fun with forts
Going to the playground isn’t an option during the winter, but building a fort is definitely the next best thing. Help kids use blankets and couch cushions to build a castle, a cave, or whatever they can imagine. As a bonus activity, have them draw pictures of how they imagine the fort, complete with creatures who would live there.
Blast boredom with books
Cuddling up with your kids to read books is a great way to spend quality time together. Don’t limit it to story books. Consider searching for words together in a word search book, or search for Waldo in a picture book. Or for something completely different, check out Wonderbook: Book of Spells for PlayStation. This book uses augmented reality to transport your family to a virtual classroom to learn spells from the world of Harry Potter.