Monday, December 8, 2008

Indoor fun!

I was going to title this "Winter Activities" until I remembered that a number of those reading this live in Vegas or other warm-weather areas where winter is the time to go outside! I, however, live in the midwest, or the "heartland", but it might as well be the arctic as far as getting my kids outside to run around is concerned. So, I've tried to get creative with ways I can have fun with two active boys while staying indoors. I'll post my favorite from this week and look forward to your comments with more great ideas.

Bathtub Fingerpaints

1/3 cup clear liquid soap

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1 Tbsp cornstarch

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food coloring

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40 minutes of harmonious playtime in the bathtubBecause this is made mostly of soap it washes off kids, the tub, and the ice cube trays perfectly. A great indoor pastime...and your kids get clean!

4 comments:

Gina Rochelle said...

This is such a great idea Angie, thanks for sharing! We're getting pretty cold here in Georgia too! I was in heaven when I had to fly out to California last week and was able to strip off my heavy coat and walk outside with just a short-sleeved shirt!

Gina Rochelle said...

http://themomclub.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuck-at-home.html

Angie said...

I saw a fun idea on another friend's blog today. She gave her son a piece of construction paper, paint brush and water and let him "water color" (with no paints) on the paper. Sounds too simple to be entertaining, but it's fun for the little ones!

Brianna said...

great idea!