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A Supermom’s Winter Boredom Buster List

11/25/2014 06:23PM, Published by Hood Magazine, Categories: Family, Parenting, Games, Sports & Rec, Arts+Entertainment, In Print




By Kara Weber, Creative Ideas Director 

 

A Supermom always has a list ready for when her kids say, “I’m bored.” OK, not really, but now you can be a Supermom because we made one for you!

 

1.     Go ice skating at a park (Friday nights skate rentals only $1 in Sioux Falls).

2.     Bake cookies and bring them to a neighbor.

3.     Build something out of cardboard. Visit http://cardboardchallenge.com/ for inspiration

4.     Make your own ice lanterns or snowball lanterns to light up your walkway.

5.     Play indoor rubber band golf. Same rules as Frisbee golf but you shoot at your targeted holes with a rubber band. Keep track of how many shots it takes you to hit your holes.

6.     Build a tent. Get out the big blankets and drape them over furniture or some tied rope to make a fort.

7.     Go to Free First Fridays at the Washington Pavilion Kirby Science Discovery Center.

8.     Go sledding at a park.

9.     Play as many different board games in a row as you can. Bored game day!

10.  Kid’s Restaurant! The kids are in charge of dinner and you are the patrons. They can make their own menus, and signs for their restaurant business as well.

11.  Have a movie theme night. Where the food you eat and activity you do matches a movie theme, then watch the movie after dinner.

12.  Build an upside down snowman, or turn your mailbox into a snowman with a big mouth that opens.

13.  Take a bath in the dark with glow sticks.

14.  Tell the kids to put on a play or act out a story. The three little pigs is a great place to start. They can make their own pig noses out of paper, and don’t forget to record the action when they are ready to perform.

15.  Try ice fishing at Family Park (free). Contact Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation or the Outdoor Campus for information.

16.  Visit the Outdoor Campus. Young kids will like to play in the indoor camping imaginative play area. You can also sit by the fireplace and bird watch from inside. Don’t forget to ask about their free classes.

17.  Too cold out to play in the snow? Fill the bathtub with buckets of snow and play with it inside.

18.  Visit the Museum of Visual Materials.

19.  Read or listen to an audio book as a family and watch the movie version of it once you have finished. Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Hugo, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and many more options are available in book and DVD form at the Siouxland Libraries.

20.  Need to burn some energy? Turn your staircase into a slide using a refrigerator box (but be careful).

21.  Have the kids make their own animation movie using stop motion method. Lego men and action figures work great for this.

22.  Visit the Pettigrew Home and Museum.

23.  Start working on those spring science projects now! Brainstorm your ideas, research, and use a Pinterest board to gather information and ideas.

24.  Build amazing 3D structures out of mini marshmallows and toothpicks.

25.  Put up the tent inside and have a good old indoor camp out.

26.  Visit the Old Courthouse Museum.

27.  Indoor Tennis: Make rackets out of tongue depressors and paper plates and use them to hit a balloon.

28.  TP! Give each child a roll of toilet paper and let loose indoors with this physical activity. It’s not that hard to clean up, and it is super fun!

29.  Dance Party! Search online for “20 brain break clips” to get to some great teacher approved dance videos they use to break up learning time in class.

30.  Have an indoor picnic. Move the dinner table and spread out the blanket instead.

31.  Drink LOTS of hot chocolate!



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    -Ages: Walking - 6 years -10 punches per card -Cards do not expire



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