Toddler Approved Winter Activities
It is sometimes tough to keep toddlers occupied and this is especially true in the winter. However, there is some good news on the horizon. Here is some great toddler approved winter activities.
Help with cooking or baking– While it is true that toddlers can’t do things like peeling an apple or cutting up some lettuce, there are some things they can help with. For instance, if you are making pancakes, they can help stir the batter. The good thing is that kids are more likely to eat foods that they helped to make.
Listen to a story being read- Toddlers love to have a story read to them, so cuddle up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket and read them a winter-themed story. Here are some great suggestions: The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming, Bedtime for Little Bears by David Bedford, Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson, Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin and Cleo in the Snow by Stella Blackstone.
Make some bath paint– Bath paint is fun and safe for toddlers to make and something they can enjoy using during bath time. All you need to make this bath paint is foaming shaving cream, food coloring, paint brushes and a bowl. To make it, dump some foaming shaving cream into a bowl or other container, add some food coloring of any color and mix it all up. Voila…bath paint.
Watch a movie– What better way to spend an afternoon indoors than with a movie and some popcorn and juice. Cuddle up on the couch or spread a blanket out on the floor. There are some great movies that toddlers will enjoy watching. Happy Feet is a 2006 computer-animated family musical featuring the voices of Elijah Wood as Mumble, Brittany Murphy as Gloria, Hugh Jackman as Memphis, Nicole Kidman as Norma Jean, Hugo Weaving as Noah the Elder and Robin Williams in various roles. Ice Age is a 2002 computer-animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of Ray Romano as Manny the wooly mammoth, Denis Leary as Diego the smilodon and John Leguizamo as Sid the giant sloth.
What do you like to do with your toddlers in the winter?