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01-16-2004, 07:54 AM #1Budget101 ListmemberGuest
Things for Pre-schoolers to do inside when its too cold to go out
It may be a blizzard outside, but your preschooler will think that it's a day at
the beach. Create an indoor sandbox by filling a cardboard box or plastic baby
bath with puffed wheat or rice cereal. Uncooked rice can be inexpensive when
bought in bulk, and it makes an interesting road surface for wheeled toys. Use
buckets, shovels, measuring cups, spoons or bowls for toys.
Living Room Picnic
Brighten the day by making it summer inside. Spread a tablecloth on the floor of
your living room. Use paper plates to serve your preschooler a picnic lunch.
Dress in shorts or bathing suits. And don't forget your sunglasses.
Put a few drops of liquid detergent into a bowl and fill it halfway with water.
Use an eggbeater to whip up some suds in the soapy water, or use a straw to blow
some really big bubbles.
This also works well at the kitchen sink. Fill the sink with soapy water and
pull up a chair for your child to stand on as he plays.
As a variation, fill the sink with warm soapy water. Give your child spoons, a
whisk and plastic dishes. Let her have fun with the water.
This game not only entertains your preschooler, it will sharpen her memory.
Create two identical sets of index cards with letters, colors, shapes or
numbers. Start out with only a few cards. Place all the cards facedown on the
table. Have your child turn over one card, then put it back facedown on the
table. Then have your child pick the corresponding matching card. At first, your
child may only guess, but it won't take long for her to get the idea. Add more
cards as your child gets better. You can also determine the number of tries
allowed. Or make a game of this between two or more children.
These and many other games are described in Kuffner's book "The Preschooler's
Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 3- to 6-Year-Old
Busy." Pick up a copy today to keep your preschooler entertained year-round.
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01-16-2004, 09:58 AM #2thebarkingdog2003Guest
Re: Things for Pre-schoolers to do inside when its too cold to go out
When it's too cold outside and my daughter still wants to play in the
snow i'll bring some snow inside and put it in the sink. She puts on
her mittens and plays away!!!!
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