Summer is great-you send the kid's outside and they can find all kinds of thing to do.
Winter, however, is a little different.
Even in a small house, with a little imagination your whole home can be turned into an imagination station. I am going to go through each room of the house and tell you what we have done to take away the boredom.
The bathroom can be used as a art studio. Get out the paints, markers, clay and anything else messy and fun. Then, put the kids in the tub and let them create. Afterwards, get out the bubble bath and all the art work goes right down the drain.
The kitchen can be turned into a bakery, restaurant or pizza place. Get out the cook books and create away. Or, try turning the kitchen into a mad scientist lab. Just remember the experiments you did as a kid.
Turn your living room into a campground by making a tent out of two chairs and a blanket. A hassock or foot stool can become the fire place. To create a boat, turn the coffee table upside down, use two spatular as oars, and a mixing spoon as the fishing pole.
Or, try going to the moon. Gather all the pillows in one room and go for a moon walk. Turn the coffee table over and create a spaceship. Use a couple plastic mixing bowls for helmets and off you go for an afternoon at the moon!
With a little more imagination, the living room can even be turned into an African safari, beach, or land of the unknown.
Use sheets to turn your kids bedrooms into club houses. One day while my kids were sleeping, I took a blew up a bag of balloons and used them to fill my bedroom. We had a ton of fun and played all kinds of games.
This winter, turn off the television and find creative ways to help your children beat winter boredom. Your house can become all kinds of neat places and, before you know it, the sun will be out and so will the kids.