Check out these FREE creative indoor winter activities that include science experiments, cooking projects, games, puzzles and a make-your-own coloring book to do when you and the kids are snowed in.
Since I own a Canon printer, I’m on their mailing list and sharing this great roundup of weekend craft projects for kids.
Cooking Projects for Kids
Immerse your little Einstein in science by introducing her or him to fun experiments, like Rubber Egg.
Print out the instructions and watch: with just a little vinegar, a hardboiled egg will transform before your very eyes! Need some help around the house? Enlist the kids by assigning them a meal to cook each week.
Does your child love to read?
Demonstrate how books come together by printing them out on your own printer and then cutting, folding, and coloring. More than a dozen “Free Little Books” are available for download through the site Nellie Edge.
Printable Games for Kids
Remember the game “Memory,” where you uncovered and matched identical images?
For a more action-packed activity, keep the kids occupied by looking for colors and shapes within your home or on the road with this scavenger hunt for scavenger hunt for shapes.
Print out the card and have them check off items as they go.
If you’re feeling extra crafty, have the little ones help you create these printable paper rosettes to award the winner.
Printable Puzzles for Kids
Word teasers, crossword puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku—the site Puzzles to Print has every puzzle you’ll need to keep your clever kids occupied.
Pick your favorites and print a stack of them out—they’re free! Prefer to get a little lost? Maze lovers of all skill levels can expect to experience hours of fun with the labyrinth-like puzzles on Krazydad.com.
Choose from hundreds of mazes shaped like cats, dinosaurs, ducks and more, aimed at children ages 4 and up. There’s even a “super tough” section with challenges for parents to work through
Printable Coloring Pages
It’s time for a coloring party! Fisher-Price has created reams of printable coloring pages that feature kid-friendly themes ranging from educational options to seasonal and holiday favorites.
If your little ones are a bit older, head over to National Geographic Kids, where there are printable animal coloring pages galore, with bull sharks, giraffes, blue whales, bottlenose dolphins, and other creatures.
Coloring pages are not only for kids, check out Color with Canon, that encourages everyone – including parents and grandparents – to join the fun and unleash their imagination.
Also, from our friends at QNS.com –
Participate in Travel Tuesdays to go anywhere in the world, right from your computer. The next virtual vacation destinations are Florida and Costa Rica, and they are completely FREE.
Virtual exhibitions, group tours, gallery visits, roundtable discussions and more are available on Brooklyn Museum’s website. An upcoming virtual event that the museum is hosting is a class specifically held for teens that presents screenings of films by Black filmmakers, followed by a teen-led discussion on finding inner peace and empowerment as BIPOC youth.
Each month, Sugar Hill curates several virtual events just for your family at home. Enjoy a diverse experience full of music, art and more with your loved ones close by. Upcoming events include Stories En Español and Folktales from Around the World, both online.