Keeping Kids Entertained Inside and Babbabox

During the NH Winter months I spend a lot of time hoping that I can hibernate, while my kids spend time wanting something fun to do. While I am usually a super creative Mom of three, there are times {cough} when I get the need to just stay inside. My outdoor children are not so keen on that idea but with the negative temperatures we have been having in NH lately, being outside is not an option. When it is below 0, at about -24 degrees F, it is not healthy to be outside at all.

Board Games Inside

We own a variety of board games and our newest edition is Mancala, a game that uses strategy as a way to win over your opponent. My six year old math kid loves this game and we enjoy playing against each other in a tournament type concept so that each kid and myself get to have a turn playing against one another in this two person game.

Imaginery Play

Another option, when we are stuck inside is to just play around being goofs, as seen above my daughter is all dressed up in her brothers hulk gloves and mask. Such fun, it seriously freaks me out when the kids dress up in costumes like this though. We also have a skeleton costume from Halloween that they kids enjoy wearing while having their “haunted walk” that they setup downstairs to have me walk through. Fun times!

Deck of Cards

If all else fails we get out a deck of cards and play a game called Spit or Go Fish together. Once in a while we play war, slap jack or higher/lower card games, but our favorites are Go Fish and this game my daughter learned how to play called Spit.  The kids and I really enjoy pretending to be super competitive and end up laughing through most of the card games. This is a fun time that even my youngest at age four can enjoy.

Then there are other times when the kids want to have the dining room table cleared off and craft time to commence. We truly love painting, crafting up silly projects using old cardboard boxes and just creating fun craft things. Bracelets, pictures, collages and more. The kids love to paint, color and create – I raised them well. Okay, so their Dad’s helped raise them too but you know what I mean!?  That is why when I was introduced to the Babbabox, I was excited. This is a cute way to cure those indoor blues. While it’s -24 degrees outside, the kids and I can enjoy fantastic fun inside with just one Babbabox of joy!

 

babbaco-drawings

 

Babbbabox and Shutterly have teamed up to host a fantastic giveaway; all you have to do is sign up for the BabbaCo’s newsletter and one person who is on that list will be randomly selected to win a 1 Year Babbabox Membership {$240 value} and a $50 Gift Card from Shutterly. Click here to sign up for the newsletter that will include DIY crafts that kids will love, super fun art projects and kid friendly recipes. We like to bake here! Cure those indoor blues with the Babbaco newsletter for extra suggestions on keeping the kids busy and also have a chance to win an awesome prize package? Well that’s worth it to me, what do you think?

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9 comments

  1. Henrietta (126 comments) says:

    Oh my gosh, Mancala! We used to play that game ALL the time, my daughter was obsessed with it! It’s such a fun game though. We spend a lot of time watching movies, laying games and singing like dorks during the cold weather!

  2. Michelle (36 comments) says:

    What a great way to entertain the kiddos when you can’t do outside! I wish my liked to be more creative but he does like to use paints! This is really cool:) What a great idea!

  3. Dee (29 comments) says:

    Love Mancala! I should pull that out — we’re in an ice zone today and everything’s closed, meaning even hubs is home from work early. Good ideas!

  4. Rosey (971 comments) says:

    I signed up for the newsletter, and I checked out the website. I like that they include everything you need in the projects they send out. It’s really annoying to buy a craft box and then something isn’t in there that you expected (like popsicle sticks, lol).

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