EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers

Kate’s Corner: Fun Indoor Activities

Posted on: January 26, 2010

Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director

When the weather forecast calls for unbearably cold temperatures, wind chills in the negatives and blustery snow, children are all too often forced to be cooped up inside – antsy, unhappy and bored.

At EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers, we deal with nasty weather conditions on a daily basis and have come up with fun indoor activities for your children to enjoy. Here is an example of a child-favorite sure to create lots of laughs and memories for the entire family.

 

 

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Tape
  • 2+ people

How to play:

  • Write a type of animal on each piece of paper (you can also draw pictures of the animal if your youngest child does not yet know how to read). Place the papers in a bowl, then have each person pick one and tape it to another player’s forehead without showing that player what it says (you might want to cover mirrors to prevent peeking).
  • Each person will ask the others yes-or-no questions (“Do I have fur?” “Do I have horns?”) in an effort to figure out his animal. Keep playing until everyone guesses his identity.

You can make your own variations to this game as you see fit. Try other themes such as cartoon characters, food, colors, or articles of clothing. Make certain to choose characters or items that everyone will recognize (Grandma might not know who Shrek is).

Take advantage of being snowed in this winter and enjoy quality time with your family!

-Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director

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