Top 5 Indoors Winter Activities

10th Dec 2015

1. Hide and Seek:

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old-fashioned game of hide and seek? Used to enjoy spending his rainy days playing hide and seek with his twin brother. Pro tip from Arthur – hide under the duvet of an unmade bed! Total genius – thanks Arthur!

2. Make your own aquarium:

I thoroughly enjoy arts and crafts. Materials you’re going to need: an old shoe box, PVA glue, poster paints, ping pong balls, string, stickers and coloured tissue paper. It’s time to get crafty!

3. Dressing up:

If you don’t have a dressing up box, it’s about time you did. It’s a great way to kick start your child’s visual imagination. Have a look around your local charity shops, you can pick up all sorts of interesting bits and bobs and create some fantastic outfits. Some of our favourites include, pirates, princesses, ballerinas and dinosaurs!

4. Potato painting:

This really brings back a lot of childhood memories for me. Making shapes and stencils out of potatoes really was one of my favourite things to do on a cold, winter afternoon. The bigger the potato the better and get creative, you can cut out any shape you like! My particular favourites were hearts, stars and Christmas tree’s.

5. Make a sofa fort:

Someone I know used to love building sofa fort’s using as many sheets, cushions, pillows and mattresses as he could, he coupled this with making realistic machine gun sound effects and had an epic game of war! Awesome – thanks for the suggestion Craig!
From all of us at Brilliant Nannies, we really hope that our ideas will get you all feeling a little more positive and creative this winter! Enjoy!

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