By Lexi Myer
Is anyone else tired of the cold temperatures? Kansas City tricks us by giving us a small taste of warm weather every few weeks, and then slaps us with a -15 wind chill right after. The joys of the Midwest.
This is the first winter through which I am trying to entertain a toddler and it has been quite the journey. She has no interest in staying at home all day, but the reality of even running errands can be completely eliminated by a little bit of inclement weather. So how have we survived with an almost 2 year old and a 5 month old this winter? Check out some of our ideas along with some ideas we are excited to try!
- Rotating toys: This is a very simple idea that I learned from a friend. She keeps toys in several different rooms and travels around the house during the day. Kids can be overwhelmed by the amount of options that they have and get bored more quickly, so this idea keeps my active daughter moving and imagining in different spaces. I also keep a couple of small toys for my infant son to play with so I can enjoy time with each child.
- Winter Crafts: I have not done many crafts since my kids are young, but you can find so many fun ideas on Pinterest. This is a link to a blog with lots of great ideas for kids. They are hands on and make cute crafts to fill your fridge.
- “The Floor is Lava” Game: This is a classic kids game that is easy to do in your home! You can take different colored pieces of paper (printer paper, construction paper, or whatever else you have laying around) and tape them to the ground. Kids not only have a blast, but they burn energy to help with that oh so sacred nap time.
Please share your ideas for keeping kids entertained indoors in the winter. Together we can make it through the cold! It takes a village.
About Lexi Myer
St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836
Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children under two, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.