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Winter Activities for kids

Confession: my little dudes have been watching WAY too much Phineas and Ferb. The screen time per day is at an all time high during these crazy winter months. Polar Vortex anyone? What is UP with that!?

Winter Activities for kids

I mean, it can be exhausting to entertain 3 little boys (all 5 and under!) for the entire day AND run my etsy shop AND work on our blog. Then, throw in working out, meal planning, grocery shopping, housework, naps, errands, etc. and kill me now. It is seriously draining at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Tell me I’m not alone.

BUT, there is something incredibly fulfilling about getting it all done and doing FUN things with your kids instead of plopping them in front of the tv all day. I’m vowing, right here, right now to make a serious effort to do more creative, fun things with the boys before they both start school next year. My 3 year old will be going to pre-K and my 5 year old will start Kindergarten. I don’t wanna talk about it. *tear*  Who’s with me?

I’ve come up with over 25 Winter Activities for kids that will have your kiddos convinced they have the best mom ever. 

Homeade GAK

1.  Homemade Gak! I love this stuff!

2. Bake Cookies

3.  Do puzzles

4. Play board games

snow paint5. Snow Paint – Boy, oh boy do we have some snow to paint!

6. Build a snowman

7. Color

8. Make and send homemade cards to family

9.  Do watercolor paintings

Painter's Tape Spider Web10. Painter’s tape spider web 

11. Write a pen-pal letter

12. Use tape and make a hopscotch court

13. Have a play date

14. Have a “camp out” in the living room

Mess Free Finger Paint15. Mess free finger painting -  My kids loved this one!

16. Go to a children’s museum

17.  Play legos

18. Make a snow volcano 

Build a teepee

19.  Build a teepee or a fort 

20. Make and play in a ball pit!

Balloon Ping Pong

21. Balloon Ping Pong

 Velcro Sticks

22. Velcro sticks – have fun making them and making shapes and letters out of them. 

DIY $1 Book Ledges23. Read to your kids. Read with them. Teach them. Love them.

24. Make Ollieblocks and play! These have been on my “to do” list for a long time. 

Tape Race Track25. Masking tape race track – source unknown.

If anyone knows where to find the original source, please let me know in the comments! Love this idea and my kids had a blast!

Jello cookies

 26. Jello cookies – this recipe makes DIY colored play dough AND colorful Jello Cookies!! FUN!! 

Okay wow! Some of these ideas obviously require more effort and planning on your part but can you even imagine how much fun your kids would have?! Super mom in their eyes!  Which one is your fave?

Mallory Sig

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First Day of School FREE printables {Preschool-12th Grade}

KINDERGARTEN Printable

“Back to School” time is right around the corner. I have created these chalkboard “First Day of School” FREE printables for anyone who has kids starting school. I have created Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-12. I love that they’re gender neutral and I have included the school year as well so you never forget what year the photo was taken! Aren’t they so fun?!

Last year, I simply typed and printed this one for my little guy but this year I wanted something…well, cuter! 

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I think the chalkboard printables will be perfect! You can download any or all of these FREE printables HERE

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If you like these, do me a favor and pin the collage image so everyone can use them for their kiddos! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

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