These Winter Activities Make Staying Inside with your Family Enjoyable

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These Winter Activities Make Staying Inside with your Family Enjoyable

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November 18, 2013 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

As winter approaches, darkness arrives earlier every day.  Fewer hours of daylight combined with colder weather means you and your family are going to be inside together for longer periods of time until spring and longer days returns.  Before you feel the walls start closing in, consider the following indoor game ideas.  They are certain to make the winter months more enjoyable.

 

Play Indoor Foot Volleyball

 

With a piece of string and a blown up balloon, you are ready to set and spike in your family room.  Depending on the size of your open space, two, four or six can play this game.  The game works best if players attempt to kick the balloon over the string while in a crab-walk position.  Beginners may want to use their hands instead of their feet.  Turning on a ceiling fan is guaranteed to make the contest more interesting.

 

Learn a New Card Trick

 

CardsPull that old deck of cards out of your cabinet and work the rust off of your shuffling skills.  Thanks to YouTube, it is easy to learn one new card trick(or more) every day.  The winter nights will go by in no time, while you impress each other with your sleights of hand.  You can add an extra touch with a cape and a wand.

 

Draw a Three-Part Monster

 

If you have at least three people and some colored pencils or crayons and a countertop to use as a drawing surface, you can create some unique monsters, or any other characters you can imagine.  Each participant in this activity draws the head of the monster on the top part of a tri-folded piece of paper.  The drawings are rotated and each participant(without looking at the head) draws the creature’s torso on the middle portion of the paper.   Finally, a third participant, without the benefit of seeing the rest of the body, adds legs and feet to the picture.

 

The finished products are as unique and memorable as your family.  In addition to monsters, this activity can be used to create unique athletes, princesses, animals, politicians, etc. The possibilities are limitless.

 

Yes, it is getting darker earlier, forcing your family to stay inside for longer periods of time.  Try one of these activities or create one of your own.  You will have so much fun spring will be here before you know it.

 

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