Right now Saskatchewan is enjoying some gorgeous, unseasonable warmth and I couldn’t be happier about it. But I know that before long we’ll be spending more time indoors than out. Generally, that means my boys are playing and creating a little less as well since their space is more limited. But this year, I’ve got tips to help my boys keep building, moving and creating all winter long! These four tips from Hot Wheels will ensure a busy winter of fun.
Clear Some Space.
Your little ones will be used to having lots of space to run around, so the move inside may be a little bit of a shock to the system! Make sure you have a little area for them to play and create, even if it’s just reorganising their room so there’s a bit more floor space.
Without the great outdoors to rely on, you may need to get a bit creative in terms of activities. Arts and crafts can be a fun indoor activity as well as building toys or forts. Help them create their own indoor castle or hideout with cardboard boxes and decorate it with paint and other craft supplies. It will provide hours of fun and a great way to engage their imagination.
Your little ones will naturally be more interested in activities that you also get involved with, so as they move inside, be prepared to get a bit more hands-on with play time. They’ll love it if you play the evil dragon to their cardboard castle or help them build a racetrack for their Hot Wheels™.
Take it Online
Playing the online or computer version of their favourite game can be a fun way for your little ones to explore a whole new universe of possibilities when it comes to their favourite toys. With Hot Wheels™ Epic Race, your little ones will be able to take track building to heights – let their imaginations run wild!
One of the reasons I’ve always loved Hot Wheels toys is the fact that they provide such great customization options for kids. The basic tracks and cars are tons of fun on their own, but when they’re combined, a child’s imagination is the only limit to the adventure! Over the years, Zackary has gathered a huge collection of Hot Wheels tracks, and one of his favourite activities is combining them all to create a complex course filled with special stunts.
If your little ones love building and racing too, Hot Wheels is here to add a little extra fun to their summer! One lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to win a Hot Wheels Track Builder Spiral Stack-Up set worth $30! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your child’s favourite indoor activity.
It’s not always as much fun playing indoors as it is being outside, but a little preparation and creativity can go a long way to making those cold-weather games inside just as much fun as outdoor activities. And that’s especially true when parents chip in and take part as well! Take a few minutes this fall to plan some fun and creative indoor activities that will have kids playing and creating all winter long!