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HOW TO BEAT THE COLD WEATHER BOREDOM BLUES
The cooler weather has arrived, and we’ve unpacked the sweaters, hoodies, and extra blankets. It is the perfect time for hot chocolate, extra snuggles, and movie marathons.
However, the extra chill in the air can also bring about the cold weather boredom blues.
When I hear that all too familiar, “Mom, I’m bored,” these are my favorite ways to help get out of that boredom rut.
It might be too cold to escape boredom by heading outdoors, but you can still play some fun games in your own living room.
Of course puzzles, card, and board games are a great boredom buster, but there are also many other fun games that you can play while inside.
Need some inspiration? Check out the Indoor Games Handbook by Lisa Regan. We love to flip through it and choose one of the activities.
TURN YOUR KITCHEN INTO A SCIENCE LAB
Some time ago, I shared how to build a STEM kit.
It’s a great thing to have at home and it includes some suggestions on things to stock up on. It is super handy for those days that you feel like conducting experiments.
We also love the book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids.
This time of year I am reminded of why I save all those cardboard rolls, snippets of ribbon, trinkets, and stock up on fun paper and paints. When the stir-craziness sets in, raiding the arts and craft stash can be the perfect first stop.
Since this week is Thanksgiving break, we are going to use these super cute Thanksgiving printables. They will be such a festive touch for our gathering.
After that, it’s time to start on making holiday gifts, and cards. I finally get some time to try some of the projects that I’ve saved on my Pinterest boards throughout the year.
Get rid of the chill by heating things up in the kitchen. We love to head out to our local library in order to borrow some cookbooks. We enjoy flipping through them, and looking at the pictures, and choosing a few favorites to try. This winter, we are on a mission for some good pressure cooker and bread recipes.
If you like butternut squash, give my husband’s delicious recipe a try!
Not only is it a great boredom buster, cooking together is also a great family activity!
Do you have a favorite cold weather boredom buster? Be sure to share it with me in the comments.