Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter (Part 1)

Frugal Indoor Activities FinalAfter the excitement of the holidays, January can be somewhat of a let down because it’s cold outside and there isn’t an exciting holiday coming up. Since being outside in the cold is not something I like to do in January, over the next month I’ll post fun and frugal indoor activities you can do together with your children during the winter. This will hopefully give you some creative ideas, as well as be activities your kids can look forward to doing.

And make sure to check out both of my Good Things Utah TV show segments here and here where I talk about some of these fun and frugal activities.

Balloon Paddle Ball – Make paddles with oversized popsicle sticks and paper plates, then blow up a balloon and have fun paddling it back and forth.

Laser Beams – Use streamers to make laser beams in the hallway. Have the children try to get through the hallway without touching the laser beams.

Squishy Bag – Use this activity to practice writing skills. It’s also is a great sensory activity and offers a calming effect for some children. All you need is a gallon ziplock bag, food coloring, full bottle of hair gel from the dollar store, and glitter (optional). Mix is together in the bag, then place the bag on top of white paper.

Snowflake Art – This is an easy painting project. All you need is a canvas board (which is actually inexpensive), a few different shades of blue paint or color of choice, and masking tape.

Masking/Painter’s Tape Roads – Make a road for cars and trucks using masking tape or painter’s tape on the hard floor or carpet. Note: If you place the tape on the carpet, don’t leave it down for weeks or you will have sun-bleached lines from the tape.

Make sure to check out all of the fun and frugal activities and ideas posts that you can do with your children indoors during the winter:

Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 1)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 2)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 3)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 4)

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  1. What great ideas! I don’t have little ones home anymore but I sure have grandkids and friends who are preschool teachers. I’m sharing this one! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing these ideas. They sure are fun for the kids!

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