Polar Animals Sensory Bin

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This polar animals sensory bin was one of my kids’ favorite activities during a recent day off from school due to icy weather. We did not get any snow, so we made our own. Then we added some small toy animals for plenty of imaginative Winter playtime fun! This was so quick and easy to […]

Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Winter, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from January through March includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Winter activities!!!  Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015 Printable: Includes activities […]

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Kit

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Paper snowflakes are such a wonderful classic Winter craft to make together with the kids. These paper snowflake kits are the perfect way to ensure all of the materials you need are in one place to inspire plenty of Winter crafting fun! These would be a great simple gift idea too! Don’t forget to print […]

Things to Do in Winter with Kids

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Here is a super convenient list of things to do in Winter with kids during the holiday break, outlined in a handy ebooklet printable! This adorable ebooklet features ONE DOZEN of our most popular holiday crafts, recipes, and activities from Inner Child Fun Media sites. Each project features beautiful photos, detailed instructions, and helpful supply lists. Most of these projects use common […]

Fine Motor Craft – Winter Snowflake Ornaments

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This fine motor craft to make Winter snowflake ornaments can be set up as a quick and easy “invitation to create” while celebrating Winter with the kids! Added bonus — some unique snowflake ornaments that are sure to add a little sparkle to your home. To make the Winter Snowflake Ornaments, you will need: craft […]

Simple Inuit Crafts for Kids

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Every winter, we love studying all things that deal with the cold.  One of our favorite topics is the Inuits – the Native Americans who live in the Arctic Circle in Canada and Alaska.   Here are some simple Inuit crafts to teach your kids about these Arctic Circle natives: Inuksuk An inuksuk is a stack […]

Learning in an Instant- Snowball Fight Math

Snowball Fight Math- Playfully practice addition, subtraction, solving word problems and more!

Looking for a quick, easy, and FUN way to teach math this winter? Just add marshmallows! This snowball fight math activity is a playful way for kids to practice their math skills. And who doesn’t love a good snowball fight? Snowball Fight Math Items Needed: marshmallows magnetic numbers Directions: Use the magnetic numbers (or a […]

Winter Craft for Kids — Snowflake Trivets

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The kids are always looking for pretty gifts they can make for family or friends, and these hand-painted trivets are perfect (and useful) gifts. They are simple to make, and even the littlest artists can have fun with this easy project!! This is such a fun Winter craft for kids! To make your own snowflake […]

Let’s Have an Indoor Picnic!

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Last week, my 5 year old came running over to me and excitedly declared, “MOMMY! We should put a blanket on the floor! In the living room! And have a picnic! *gasp* INdoors!!!!” She didn’t have to twist *my* arm.  It really was as easy as she described. She spread the blanket on the living […]

Simple Craft for Kids — Cardboard Tube Construction Set

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It’s that time of year when many of us have leftover wrapping paper tubes just waiting to be repurposed in some fun crafty way! Here’s an inspiring idea to reuse empty cardboard tubes for a simple craft for kids that’s sure to keep them entertained for a good long while. Yay for simple and fun […]

Learning in an Instant: Balloon Bop

Learning In An Instant: Balloon Bop

Give a kid a balloon and you’ll instantly cure any sign of boredom. Have you ever noticed that balloon play always leads to a game of balloon bop? You know, where you have to keep the balloon in the air by skillfully and energetically bopping it repeatedly? Just the process of this balloon bop play […]

TV Free Boredom Busters

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“It rains 9 months of the year in Seattle.” Yes. It really does rain that much. Boredom is a guarantee each and every winter. Here in the Seattle area, it is pretty easy to settle into a movie marathon for a good 6 months. The best defense is a good arsenal of quick and easy […]

Around the Web: Outdoor Learning in Winter

Outdoor Learning in Winter

We’re finishing off this week with 5 inspiring links that share ways for you to get outside and learn in winter.  Make some beautiful Icy Ornaments via Inner Child Fun Learn about the Science of Sledding via Fireflies and Mud Pies Read your favorites during a Snowy Story Time via Inner Child Fun Have fun […]

Exploring Water’s 3 States of Matter

Exploring Water's 3 States of Matter

Winter provides many natural learning opportunities for children. We’ve spent much time bird watching and hiking, and discussing the needs, adaptations and homes of animals in the winter. When Owen asked one day where icicles came from, I thought we’d attempt to dive deeper into science, and explore water’s 3 states of matter. Explain It: […]

Getting Dressed for Winter Fun

Getting Dressed for Winter

This week we are focusing on outdoor learning activities you can do in Winter. Kicking off the week is a video from Angelique sharing a cute little song about getting dressed for the cold! Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Snow and Ice

Around The Web Snow and Ice

  There are so many different ways to play and learn in winter, and the internet is full of ideas! This week we are sharing 10 links with fun ideas to inspire you.  1. Have some winter fun inside with these 10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities For Kids via Inner Child Fun 2. Learn through play […]

Learning in an Instant: Winter

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Chances are, your winters differ from other seasons, even if you live in a place that doesn’t get snow. And the best way to learn about winter in your area is to get outside in it! Nature walks are a great activity to do together as a family and they are rich with learning experiences. […]

No-Bake Winter Forest Treats

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Do your kids like to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and other treats? Are you tired of all that baking? Need a kid-friendly activity that is super quick and easy?? Then these no-bake Winter treats are for you! I liked that this was easy to set up, kept the kids happily entertained for a long time, and […]