5 Activities To Do With Your Kids – Week One


Winter is upon us and where I live, there’s snow on the ground and although the weather is actually not that cold and bitter, we’re mostly staying indoors. Being a stay at home mom, I’m with the kiddies all day long and always looking for new things to do with them! Here’s the first in a series of suggestions from one mom to another, for activities that you can do with your kids!

1. Create your favorite characters, like those from Frozen, out of modeling clay or dough.

2. Paint with dry fruits and veggies! For instance, cut up broccoli and let a sliced apple dry up. The shapes they make are lovely and it’s a great opportunity to teach words, colors, shapes, etc.!

3. Build a snowman! If you don’t have snow, try building a sandman at a local beach! My kids love doing both. Use whatever accessories you have on hand and change it up! Give him a funky hat or use a fat marker to draw some eyelashes on her!

4. Bake cookies. My kids are absolutely in love with the baking process and obviously with the goodies that result. Use a cookie cutter and cut out fun shapes, then drizzle chocolate, sprinkles, coconut flakes, or anything their little hearts desire! Be sure to let them help you with the clean-up process too. It helps to give them specific jobs they can focus on, like mixing the batter and wiping the excess sugar off the counter!

5. Make up learning games. For younger children, create/get flash cards with the one letter of the alphabet on each card. For older children, use sight words. Give points for each time they guess the letter/word correctly and when they get to 15, they get a prize!



Tiffany is the married stay-at-home mother of four beautiful babes and blogger at The Crunchy Mom Next Door. She loves DIY, crafting, and blogging about her favorite products and topics!


  1. These sound like good projects for me to do with the grandkids. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. Those are good ideas. Kids get bored when it’s too cold for them to play outdoors.

  3. laura rubenstein says:

    We LOVE building snowmen.. Do you wanna build a Snowman ;). Thanks for the great tips 🙂

  4. Karen Jaras says:

    I have added these to my bad weather activities. The grandkids hate being stuck inside so I really need to have great activities to keep them engaged.

  5. These are great activities to do with my son. I really like the Paint with dry fruits and veggies activity. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Renee Smith says:

    Some great suggestions! I can’t wait to try painting with the dried fruit and veggies. Sounds neat!

  7. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    These are some great ideas! So far we have had no snow (South Carolina) but it is cold and VERY windy. Great activities.

  8. Thank you for the ideas. I’m always looking for activities in case they get bored.

  9. barbara langley says:

    Very good creative ideas,thank you. Always looking for something fun to do with my grandson.

  10. Those are good ideas. Especially flash cards and other learning games. Building a snowman is always fun, if you can stand the cold.

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