When winter weather hits and you’ve got an energetic little preschooler, it’s not always easy to keep them entertained while maintaining both your sanity and your home. These simple activities can help you pass the time and have a little fun the next time you and your child are stuck inside on a wintery day.
Create Paper Snowflakes
If your preschool student can handle scissors, this activity can provide a ton of entertainment while using minimal resources. Paper snowflakes are an absolute classic, and they never get old. All you need is some paper and a pair of scissors to create an endless array of beautiful snowflakes.
If you want to take things a step further, you can get some tape and string and create a chain of different snowflakes that you and your little Montessori preschool student can hang together.
Make Play Snow
If you’ve got some hair conditioner and baking soda and you’re willing to let your child make a bit of a mess to pass the time on a cold and wintery day, making play snow will be nothing short of enthralling for them.
You just mix three cups of baking soda with a half cup of conditioner (preferably white to maintain a snowy appearance) and then throw it into a tray and let your preschooler have at it.
Yes, this activity can require significant cleanup if things get out of hand, but it will easily be one of the most memorable preschool activities of them all.
Bake Something Together
There is no better time for baking than when you’re snowed in on a cold winter day. Baking gives you an activity to focus on and something warm (and absolutely delicious) to eat. Days like these are also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your Montessori preschool student, so why not combine the two?
You and your little sous chef can explore the different items in the cabinet, make a bit of a mess, learn a few things, and create something sweet together.
Build a Blanket Fort
Coziness is vital when you’re stuck inside on a snowy day, and few things are cozier in the eyes of a child than a blanket fort. Moving every blanket and pillow in the house into one snuggly spot just might stand out as a favorite early memory for your child. And who knows? It might even encourage a long winter’s nap.
Read a Wintery Book
Once your child is a bit tired out from the day’s activities, you can help them unwind by reading them something. Don’t lose the theme of the day, though — make sure it’s a book that relates to the winter weather.
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