Inside Winter Games for Kiddos

Feb 17, 2013 Categories: Homeschool, Kids, Winter

Hey, Friends!  If you have been with me for a while, you know that we moved from Illinois to Florida last month.  Quite an event with three little boys, if I may say so…!  What exactly does one do to keep those kiddos busy while trying to pack and unpack an entire household??  The answer is GET CREATIVE and KEEP IT SIMPLE!  I didn’t have a lot of time or resources, so here it what I came up with…

Baloon Tennis


Balloon Tennis!

I used paint stirrers, balloons, paper plates and tape.  This kept the boys busy for such a long while batting the balloons all over the living room, up in the air and back and forth to each other.

Baloon Tennis 2



Straw Races!

 Using straws and cotton balls, the boys raced across the kitchen floor, lots of giggles from this one!

Straw Races



Straw Races 2


Cheerio Stack-Up!

Stick a few Spaghetti sticks into a ball of playdough.  Stack-up as many Cheerios as possible on each piece of Spaghetti.  Great for fine motor skills and the boys made it a contest!

Cheerio Stack-Up





Cheerio Stack-Up 2


Milk Jug Catch!

Three boys, so three milk jugs with the bottom cut off, each with a ball.  The boys threw and caught and chased!

Milk Jug Catch

Milk Jug Catch 2


What simple games do you use to keep your munchkins busy??   ~Kelly

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15 thoughts on “Inside Winter Games for Kiddos

  1. Great ideas, Kelly! You are so creative! Thanks for linking up at A New Creation. I’m always looking for ideas for my crew as well. Fortunately the weather in Texas has been pretty nice so we’ve had lots of playground and backyard days lately!

  2. Hahaha you are so smart! My kids would love those!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!

  3. Awesome cost effective activities for children. Wonderful timing of your post. I am in the process of becoming licensed as a home childcare provider. Perfect activities.


  4. Kelly, Thanks for stopping by Thrifty Thursday! I love these ideas for my boys and we may try some of them today since school is out because of the weather. Oh, and your boys are so cute!

  5. Great ideas! Saw this on Chic on a Shoestring…..I’m homeschooling 3 boys, too (with a new baby boy along for the ride) :)

  6. Such great ideas!! Looks like your boys had fun. :) Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  7. These are great ideas! My girls (7 and 3) would love these games. I just discovered your blog and can’t wait to read through your archives.

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