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Activities for When The Kids Are Stuck Inside

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“Mom! I’m bored!” As a parent when you hear those words coming from your kids do you think to yourself…”Must be nice!” I love those very rare moments or days when I don’t have something I have to do, and I find myself looking for something to do. As awesome as that may sound to you, for kids sitting looking out a window, or taking a nap is an option that doesn’t sound very fun at all. The Snow days (or in our case Cold Days) are on the way and that means the kids will be at home instead of school, and they will run out of things to do. The Morning Show to the rescue! I found three activities on a Mommy Blog called “Mommy Poppins” that would be perfect for your kids that next time they are driving you up the wall!

Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Materials:
Sucker or Popsicle sticks
Candy Molds or Ice Cube Trays
Marshmallows (not minature)
8 oz Chocolate Chips
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
1. Melt chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl by heating for 30 seconds at a time
and stirring in between until completely melted.
2. Then mix melted chocolate with dry ingredients. The mixture will be think and
crumbly.
3. Pack mixture into your mold or ice cube tray
4. Poke one marshmallow onto a stick leaving an inch of stick poking through, then
push the stick into your soft chocolate. (option-sprinkle a little bit of crushed
peppermint candy or sprinkles at the bottom of your tray before adding chocolate)
5. Put in fridge to harden. Make sure to give the chocolate enough time to really set,
or it won’t come out of the mold cleanly.
6. To serve, heat a mug of milk and then stir your chocolate stick in the hot milk
until the chocolate melts and turns the milk into cocoa.

Indoor Snow Ball Fight
Materials:
Sheets of white or blue paper
Roll of plastic wrap

1. Loosely crumple up paper into balls. Any paper will work, but white and blue
paper gives it the best snowy effect.
2. With the plastic wrap still on the roll, lay it out on a table and roll the paper ball
on it. Gather it up as you go, like rolling a snowball in snow. Continue to roll
until the plastic wrap makes a nice smooth, opaque layer over the paper and
glistens like ice.
3. Cut the plastic wrap, and then use a hairdryer to heat the edges just enough to fuse
them to the snowball so they don’t unravel
4. Time to split up the snowballs and have a much warmer dryer snowball fight-
INSIDE!


Indoor Balloon Tennis
Materials:
Paper Plates
Tape
Popsicle Sticks or plastic spoons, paint stirrers
Balloons

1. Simply tape the Popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate
2. Blow up the Balloons
3. Start playing-trying to keep the balloon off the ground. Hit the ball back and forth
or make up your own rules as you go along. If you want to keep score, you can
give a point to the person who lets the balloon hit the ground. First one to 10
loses.



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