Don’t let indoor days be a bore for you and the family! When it’s cold and the dark you spend more time inside your home than you probably like. If you aren’t careful, it can get really depressing and everyone gets down in the dumps. Keep morale high and fun levels through the roof with these great activities to fill the time you all have to spend indoors…
HAVE A FASHION SHOW
Get everyone to dress up in the silliest clothes they can find, and then make a show out of it, complete with announcements, twirls, music, and poses. The winner is the family member who manages to stay in character the whole way through.
BUILD A FORT
Everyone loves a rainy day fort, so get some boxes, cushions, blankets and pillows together in the living room and see how big and comfortable a structure you can build! Bonus tip – the best forts contain entire mattresses and have signs on the door.
SPICE UP A BOARD GAME
Play a family favorite board game, but add some stakes. Require the loser to do something useful, like wash dishes, or silly, like sing a song in front of everyone. You’ll be amazed how much more energy the kids will put into the game when there’s something, no matter how small, at stake!
HAVE A BAKE-OFF
Think up some great cakes, cupcakes, cookies or muffins, and get everyone together to bake them, preferably as messily as possible! Then you can all try each one, and decide whose idea came out the best. Really though, with cake, everyone’s the winner.
HAVE AN INDOOR PICNIC
Get a blanket, get some nice finger food, dress up in shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses and have a summer’s day picnic in the middle of the living room! The best part is no ants.