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The cold of winter can be very enjoyable for the first few days but once the kids after a while the kids have had enough of snow and cold and things can go downhill fast. Here are some ideas to keep your kids occupied during the winter months:

Go Sledding: If you live in a climate that gets snow, bundle the family up for an afternoon of sledding. Many towns have hills in parks that are free to use for sledding. If you want a bigger adventure and have a full day, head to a ski resort and enjoy their large hills. You will have to pay admission, but you will be in for a much bigger thrill ride.

Handmade thank you cards
: You can keep your child busy for an afternoon AND teach them some manners by encouraging them to create handmade thank you cards for the gifts they received over the holiday season.

Have an indoor picnic: Pretend it is summer for a day and throw an indoor picnic. Throw a blanket on the living room floor and serve sandwiches and other picnic foods. For an extra dose of fun, turn the heat up and have your kids put on their summer shorts and tank tops!

Throw a Friday family slumber party: One Friday night after dinner, have the whole family change into their pjís, throw some blankets on the floor, pop some popcorn, and watch movies till you fall asleep.

Field Trip: Take the kids to a local museum for a lesson in art, science, or history.

Clean house: Winter is the perfect time for kids (and moms!) to clean out their rooms and donate the toys and clothes they’ve outgrown to charity.

Make the most of your indoor time this winter – and make it fun! Before you know it the trees will be budding and we’ll all be enjoying the outdoors again!

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