Things for Pre-schoolers to do inside when its too cold to go out

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      Indoor Sandbox

      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.

      Super Suds

      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.

      Memory

      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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