October is all about Halloween. November brings us Thanksgiving. December is Christmas with all of its glory.
There is a whole lot going on in the winter. Your children probably spend too much time inside sipping hot chocolate and watching Peanuts holiday specials. That is to be expected as the weather isn’t as nice in the winter and the days are super short.
Since you can’t change the weather or when the sun goes down, you have to figure out a way to ensure your children stay active in the winter. Kid Scholars Academy, your preschool in Sugar Land, offers ways to keep your children active in the winter.
Hide a bunch of clues around the house for a hunt that will keep your children busy working as a team and solving riddles. The reward for getting through the scavenger hunt is a treasure chest full of healthy treats and fun surprises. Your kids will love it and it is something you can change up and do several times a week.
Make a Fort and Play a Game
Find common household items and make a fort for the kids. You can make a couch fort, make a fort with blankets or even purchase an indoor fort. When the fort is set up and ready to go, it is time to have some fun.
You can play a game where the kids have to make it from room to room without touching the ground. You know, because the ground is hot lava.
After an hour or so of fun activities, the fort can be used to hang out in and read books while sipping hot chocolate.
Hide and Seek
Hide and seek is a classic game that has been enjoyed by children for countless years. This is a great way to get your kids up off the couch and moving around. You can always add a challenge to the game by turning off all of the lights and playing with flashlights.
Blast some holiday music and have your kids get their groove on. You can have them play shadow dancers, have a dance-off or just move to the music. If they are too young to actually dance, have them stomp their feet, clap their hands and twirl around.
Indoor Obstacle Course
An indoor obstacle course is an easy and fun way to get you and your kids moving about. You don’t need to set up anything elaborate, simply create a runway and line it with pillows and toys to hop over and a blanket to roll over.
Set up some water bottles in a pattern and let your kids try to knock them down. You can also turn this into a math game.
Help in the Kitchen
You don’t have to wait for Christmas to make cookies and other goodies. Have your kids help you bake cookies, make sure they mix the dough well. You can also have them help you make lunch or dinner. Let your kids add ingredients and stir or mix. They will enjoy being your sous chef.
We ingrain in every student the values that you embody as a parent and encourage them to use these skills in their everyday interactions. Kid Scholars Academy is where brilliance begins. Contact us today.