This post is in partnership with Terminix Service Inc., but all content and opinions are my own.
I had high hopes of doing things in our yard while I was out of the office for a few days (spring break!), but Mother Nature had other plans and decided to finally turn cold on us – and bring her friend snow along. While we are not dealing with a lot of snow, we are seeing below freezing temperatures, and I can’t have the kiddo playing outside for long. Instead, we have a few activities we’ve been doing to take our minds off the cold and snow.
I know a few of you are snowed in right now (um, hello all of my family in upstate New York!) and I also know that I have some online friends with young ones and we need to keep these kids entertained when it’s raining or just too cold to get outside. I have a few things that might entertain your kids – and a quick DIY to make your own plant markers, which will come in handy in a few weeks!
- Paint pictures. We have a few character painting sets that I find for a dollar every now and then and they’re worth every penny. They come with multiple pictures, and I just put newspaper underneath so the paint doesn’t go anywhere. One picture can keep my 5-year-old occupied for hours. (And the paint can be tossed when the child is done.) I’ve also bought a few wooden pictures (usually holiday or seasonal themed) when they’re on clearance. My son is currently obsessed with a few Halloween pictures he discovered in a pile of donation items.
- Birdhouses! I found a birdhouse for $3 and snagged it with hopes of entertaining my son over the weekend. Instead it came in handy this week when we had a trace of snow, but it was 27 degrees out (and dropping.)
- Washi pictures. I can give my child access to my washi tape, and he goes to town on plain paper. Or other objects I don’t mind a little decorative tape on (it can be easily removed.) I’m not against cutting a shape out of a cereal box and letting him decorate it. Whatever occupies his time.
- DIY Herb/Plant Markers. Spring arrives next week! I have plans to create an herb garden on our back porch, as well as plant herbs in our vegetable garden. I love the idea of having herbs in pots on our porch, because it’s easier access and I’ll use them more frequently.
For the herb markers, all you need is:
Craft sticks (think popsicle sticks)
Washi tape (washi to the rescue!)
A good, fine point marker. I use Sharpie.
Decorate the ends with the washi tape, and write your herb names below the tape. The tape just adds a little color and decoration to your markers until the herbs grow in. (This also helps me keep track of what I’ve already killed off. I’m not always the world’s greatest gardener.)
In case you have a little more time on your hands, have you checked out my DIY Easter bags tutorial?
What spring-like indoor activity have you been doing lately?