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Have any good indoor activities for a 6 yr. old?

Today we had a snow day, I just couldn't keep my child busy. I need some new ideas with the 4 day weekend coming up, I am going to go crazy. lol

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1Giovanni

Asked by 1Giovanni at 11:23 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • arts and crafts - look online for ideas if you can't think of any, finger painting with pudding on a cookie sheet, dancing, Christmas movies and shows, build a fort, cookie baking, do each other's hair if it's a girl, smash up cars together if it's a boy, show them a "volcano" - put baking soda in a short cup or jar with red food coloring, add vinegar - woosh!!! Do it over the sink or in a large bowl! Read together, have them write a list for Santa, etc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • build a fort, play hide-n-seek, board games, play dough, baking, practicing the writing skills, get out different things and do math,
    open a book and sound out words and see how many he knows on his own,
    I know your frustration I will have my 6 yr old home for 6 days
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:29 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Thanks ladies, you have gave me a couple of new ideas.
    1Giovanni

    Comment by 1Giovanni (original poster) at 1:33 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • my dd loves art and crafts, and watching movies.
    tonyalynn

    Answer by tonyalynn at 6:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Make play dough. Some of it you can actually bake too and make ornaments for you tree (if you celebrate Christmas of course). You could also check out The Stir, there are some great ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for kids and fun things for them to do. http://thestir.cafemom.com/guide/thanksgiving_guide.


     

    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 4:36 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Books, puzzles, quiet play with toys, drawing/coloring ... keep it simple, kids need some down time, some quiet time, some time where they're not being entertained but rather where they're learning what they like to do with their time, what they enjoy.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 9:26 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • There are a lot of great websites for making crafts, especially this time of year for the holidays. Make snowflakes, paint pictures for family members for gifts, work with clay, make jewelry, etc/
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 7:25 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

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