I should have known it was coming. It happens at the same time every year: an ice storm hits Dallas and shuts everything down. In the past, this has meant cozying up at home for a couple of calm, quiet days. But not anymore. I now have a rambunctious, on-the-move three-year-old (and a baby) who makes things slightly less… calm. With school cancelled, I found myself scrambling for indoor activities to keep him entertained (and my sanity intact). One can only bake cookies and watch Paw Patrol so many times in 72 hours, right?
Needless to say, I was totally unprepared. In an effort not to let that happen again, I’ve put together a stash of indoor activities – from light-up fort building kits to giant coloring sheets – that I can reach for on the next rainy (or icy) day.
Below, a hit list with some of my favorites.
I’m a huge fan of the “Busy Box.” I’m never going to make the time to put together my own but luckily Etsy has a world of options. I’ve started stocking up on different ones so I always have them on hand for long outings at restaurants or airplane rides. This one is great for kiddos up to 4 years old.
With Kiwi Co’s monthly subscription service, activity boxes that are personalized to your child’s age and interests arrive straight to your doorstep. This ocean-themed box allows your little to practice sorting ocean animals by size, color, and critter type making this activity not only fun and entertaining, but also, educational! A mom-win in my book.