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10 Creative Things To Do When It’s Cold Outside

10 creative things to do when it's cold outside

10 Creative Things to Do When It’s Cold Outside If you are anything like me, you live in a colder climate which means that for 5-6 months out of the year, there is snow on the ground, and the temperature often dips low enough that you shouldn’t spend long periods outdoors. If this sounds familiar, you are likely internally celebrating that it’s almost the end of January, which means it’s the halfway point of winter. In my area, we have had many days where the temperature dips dangerously low, sometimes for weeks on end; -50 degrees Celsius or -58 degrees Fahrenheit for the Americans reading this. Keep reading for 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside and discover some fun ideas to keep your kids entertained indoors! Keeping the kids entertained can be a challenge on cold days. This list can make it much easier! This means that the chance for frostbite and other things rises significantly, and it is essential to keep ourselves entertained inside, which can be pretty challenging when you have children. In our area, this also means indoor recess for those kids who attend mainstream school. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying just to put them in front of a screen and hope for the best. Also, you can only watch so much kids’ TV before you are going to lose your grip on reality, right?! But how do you entertain kids for a few days to a week? I mean, even I get bored if I spend too much time indoors, so what could I possibly do with my kids? Our list of 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside can help take away the stress of coming up with your own ideas. “Anything can be fun with the right attitude and if your kiddos are engaged, they might even forget that they wanted to go outside!” First, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go outside to have fun! I know what you’re thinking; how do I convince my kids to stare out the window, longing to play in the snow? Well, the first step is to focus not on what you can’t do and shift the focus to what you can. Plenty of indoor activities keep you going even if you have to stay in a house where it’s warm. Keep reading to discover an easy list of 10 creative things to do when it’s cold outside. Anything can be fun with the right attitude, and if your kiddos are engaged, they might even forget that they wanted to go outside! Read on to discover ten things to do with your kids when it’s too cold outside; these are just the beginning that you can use to keep your kiddos occupied when it’s too cold to go outside to play. Here is a list of 10 Creative Things To Do When When You Can’t Go Outside: 1. Make a Craft Kids love crafts, and even if you are not the most creative or crafty person, you can also learn to love them. No, you don’t have to use glitter or make slime. There are so many ideas on the internet that will spark your imagination and give your kiddos something fun to do. They will feel proud that they accomplished something and might even develop a game to play using what they made, turning this one activity into two! 2. Make/Play a Board Game This might be a better activity for older children as it can take some higher-level thinking. You can dream up all the parts together and make them with whatever you have. Your board game can be inspired by a favourite book, TV show, or just out of your kids’ imaginations. Your kids can design their board, characters, action cards, spinner, or dice! Once you have planned this and created the pieces, you can sit together and play the game! 3. Build a Fort  A fort is always a good idea! You can use blankets, pillows, sheets or even an old small tent if you have the space. They can get set up to watch movies or read books, or it can be a great place to do their school work for the day, all while keeping their mind off the temperature outside. 4. Do a Science Experiment You don’t have to focus only on the fun; you can also include academics into your inside day.  Head to the kitchen and make a volcano or see how long ice melts in different temperatures, whatever you want. You can tailor it to what you currently do in science or do a fun one-time experiment. It’s up to you! 5. Read a Book or a Series  A cold day can be the perfect time for reading. You can read together or make separate spots to read depending on the age of your kids. You could also pick a book or series to read as a marathon. Maybe today is the day you start the Harry Potter series with your kids, or maybe introduce your older kids to the Hunger Games or Divergent books. The sky’s the limit; let your interests and reading levels guide you to the right choices, and spend a cozy day immersing yourself in the imaginary world of your choice. 6. Write a Story or a Play and Act it Out Like the board game suggestion above, take inspiration from anything you want and write a story or play with your kids. Once you have it written, you could design a set and find props to act it together. 7. Bake Something  Spend some quality time together in the kitchen. You can encourage your kids to practice their reading and measurement skills and get something yummy out of the deal! 8. Do an Art Project Sit those kids down at the table and pull out all the art supplies. Have them draw, paint, and imagine to their heart’s desire. They will

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How do we help parents? What help do teachers want?  I spend a lot of time thinking about this. The edutech market is crowded with products that solve ‘a problem’ but, in my opinion, not the right one.  When we started this journey, we aimed to support the most vulnerable children in education – those homeschooled. These courageous families had little or no support in their educational journey. Why would the state or province ignore them? I wondered. My kids attend public schools, but should their peers be disadvantaged simply because they opt out of the model? Should parents be punished for choosing what is best for their students? How long are we going to continue fueling the ‘homeschooling stereotype”? While I don’t homeschool, I know what it is like to controlled by a system that values academic scores above the development of the individual – to be quickly labelled and pushed aside if you don’t fit it. Growing up in Singapore, I wished we were homeschooled. The school was not fun; I still live with that trauma.  So, when COVID created an opportunity to jump into the fight to help students, I dove it head first without any life jacket. In the worst case, we only impact a small group of students – best case scenario, we change the world. I’ll take those odds any day.  “How can we help?” –  More than curriculum and shiny new technology. We wanted our parents to know we see them and their struggles. We designed our products to be the educational foundation they can depend on – AND build upon. We wanted to remove some of the anxiety and stress that this lifestyle brings – as a parent now, I make a conscious effort each day before walking back through the door of my home to ensure I don’t bring home my stress and concerns around my children. Our kids learn from watching us – interpreting our actions. Over 100M kids are homeschooled globally, and playing a small part in their early-stage development is a privilege we take very seriously.  Similarly, our community of teachers faces a growing threat – lack of time. When I think back to my favourite teachers, my fondest memories are of when the teacher took interest in my life – took the time to SEE the real me! As the ‘system’ puts more and more pressure on teachers to take on administrative tasks, growth in class sizes, and lack of resources and support, the attention that young people need at that critical K-8 age is lost. It’s not about the grades at that age – it’s about being encouraged to play, to fail, to get back up and be the motivator – so often, the rat race of the system pulls both the teacher and student onto its wheels too soon, and everyone loses.  How can we help teachers? Not another curriculum guide or a better ‘math’ program; no, we need to find a way to give them back TIME; that is their real purpose, in my opinion. Time to learn what makes my kids excited to learn. Time to help my kids learn independently, fail and try again. Time to inspire and motivate my kids – your kids. If you are shaking your head in disagreement that teachers don’t ‘give a shit’ anymore – I disagree. Teaching is a calling – it takes commitment, dedication and patience to become a teacher, and like the homeschooled students who get ignored by the ‘business of education’ the system also sucks the ‘why’ out of teachers – even the best of them, eventually, lose their purpose.  As I return to meet investors, the typical starting question is, “So, you guys are a homeschooling company?” No, we are in the business of preparing students for a future that is evolving too fast for the current education system to be the ONLY choice – our focus is to provide parents and teachers with educational products that are organized, relevant, adaptable and future-ready – a personalized ‘school’ per student. By helping WIN back their time, Schoolio empowers parents and educators re-invest their time and attention back onto their students – the change-makers of tomorrow. 

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