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Once the excitement of the holidays is over and the decorations have been packed away, things can seem a little flat. Colder weather means more time spent indoors. That said, it’s often a struggle to find things to do for kids and the whole family. Especially, in the first few months of the new year. However, there are plenty of family activities you can enjoy while staying snug and warm indoors. Here are some of the best of them.
The great family escape
Escape Team is a fantastic, interactive game to get the gray cells working. Suitable for the whole family, this activity is an absolute bargain. Better yet, all you need is a printer to get started! If you need a real escape, why not do a day trip in the care to see nature? Weather permitting of course! Check out The Ultimate Road Trip Traveler’s Guide.
If you’re looking for something to do for kids in the new year, Raddish Family’s kids online cooking classes are a great way of sneaking some life skills into an evening of family fun. To explain, they’re easy to follow and these cooking classes are created by experts specifically for kids. Alternatively, why not see if there’s an actual, real life cooking class available in your area for a great family bonding activity.
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Stem the flow of boredom
As 2021 gets rolling, many parents will still be home schooling. While this may be a chore for some, Cratejoy can help lighten the load with its fantastic selection of fun STEM activities.
Sleuthing for family activities
Parents and older children can channel their inner Mulder and Scully with Hunt A Killer’s Blair Witch challenge. This unique game puts you at the heart of the story. Most importantly, it allows you to pit your wits against other family members to solve the mystery. Because the truth is definitely out there, you can also get your hands on this unique X Files coloring book for those rainy days.
Crafty indoor kids activities
Now, more than ever, prying kids away from their devices can be a struggle. That being said, try tempting them away from the screen with an enjoyable craft activity such as this tissue art kit from Joann.
Away with the birds
As we approach the spring, our feathered friends will start to reappear in our gardens. Getting ready for these visitors is an activity that the whole family can get involved in. You can start by working together to build a bird feeder. While you’re at it, why not grab a colorful bird calendar to jumpstart your kid’s imaginations?
This year we can expect some restrictions to remain in place. However, that doesn’t mean that your family has to miss out on its favorite quality time activities. Head to Groupon and stream a theatre production or comedy show, or make your own corndogs to complete the ‘staying in is the new going out’ experience.
A great fortnite
The family that plays together, stays together. And while techy kids may turn up their noses at old-school board games, you may just be able to tempt them with Monopoly’s new Fortnite game.
All fun and games
If one of your family members found the new PS5 in their stocking at Christmas, you have a whole world of family entertainment at your fingertips. Check out some of the family friendly games available right now like the incredibly popular Sackboy: A Big Adventure to keep the family entertained with indoor kids activities all the way through to spring.
Face the music
One of the best indoor kids activities out there this year is learning the art of music. A synthesizer is a fantastic way of getting kids interested in a new hobby. And who knows – you may just be creating the next megastar along the way!
Dark winter nights are the perfect time to get your geek on this year. If your family is crazy about Potter or fanatical about Fantastic Beasts, why not grab some accessories and hold a family theme night?
On point activities for kids
Sewing and needle arts are great skills for kids to learn, and they’re a great fun indoor activity. Get your kids started with the brilliant Sesame Street One Hat Wonder kit and you may just inspire a passion that will last a lifetime.
Get on board with indoor kids activities
Lastly, for kids who need to burn off a little energy before bedtime, the Sling Puck Game is the ideal way to do just that while improving hand eye coordination. Why not start a leaderboard and keep the tournament going until spring?
These days there are plenty of activities available to keep the whole family entertained whatever the weather. From board games to crafting, these activities are great fun, and you can even sneak in a little education too!
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