When it comes to wintertime, we know that the struggle to avoid total hibernation is very real. It may be too cold for many of your favourite outdoor activities outside, but who’s to say that should stop you from bringing the fun indoors? With that spirit in mind, here are some creative ways to bring your favourite outdoor activities inside:
For those who mock the pillow fort, we say don’t knock it ’til you try it! Setup camp in your living room by either pitching a tent or building a large fort. Spend the night inside telling ghost stories as you would if you were camping. It’s almost like you’re one with the great outdoors roasting marshmallows.
Who says you need a campfire to make some delicious roasted marshmallows and s’mores? Your stove can do just the trick! With adult supervision, you can roast marshmallows over a low flame or over an indoor fireplace and enjoy a campfire in the comforts of your own home.
Picnic baskets don’t only have to be for parks! Prepare your lunch as you would if you were going on a picnic and lay out a blanket to enjoy your meal on. Viola – your own indoor picnic!
Bubbles/water balloon fight:
If you’re okay with a little water clean-up, whip out the bubbles and grab your water balloons, and take them into the bathtub for some indoor water fun. Your kids can even go ‘swimming’ in the bathtub.
Make your very own indoor hopscotch game by using masking tape to create the hopscotch squares on your carpet or wood floors. Then, proceed as you normally would to play the game.
While paper football isn’t quite the same as the real deal, it can still be a lot of fun. Using an empty (cleaned) GoGo squeeZ® pouch, you can make your very own flag football to play with until it’s warm enough to take the game outside. Downloadable instructions here.
Indoor snowball fight:
While snow probably wouldn’t hold up very well indoors, magazine balls do (and hurt a lot less than snowballs!) Create a mock snowball fight by crumpling old magazine sheets into balls. You can use non-delicate furniture as barriers, then let the snowball fight begin!
Indoor mini golf:
Use what furniture and Knick knacks you have around the house to create obstacles for the holes. Tape numbered plastic cups throughout the obstacles to act as the holes. Then, putt away using traditional golf balls and a putter.