20 Indoor Electricity Free Activities to Enjoy with Your Kids
We are an East Coast family and, as you can probably imagine, we’ve been battening hatches and hoarding batteries for the past couple of days in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Fortunately, it takes us hours to actually get to a beach, so we aren’t in danger of having 50 feet of water dropped on us. But, we do expect to have some hardship associated with this storm.
Mainly? We’re concerned with power outages, because losing power stinks. Badly.
And, Little House on the Prairie used to look like so much fun! That, of course, was before I realized how much I rely on things like my cordless phone, and my iPad, and um, electricity, for like seeing and cooking and staying warm and stuff.
But mostly, it’s keeping The Dudes entertained for hours when they also can’t go outside that’s got me feeling a little antsy. I mean, duh, priorities.
Wondering what you will do with your kids on the next hurricane day? Here are some ideas to help!
20 Indoor Things to Do With Kids that DON’T Require the Beauty of Electricity
1. Play hide and seek.
2. Build a fort.
3. Tell scary stories (or funny stories if scary is a little too real for your kids).
4. Make up a game.
5. Blow up a balloon and play Hot Potato (keeping the balloon in the air as long as possible).
6. Read (can be done by candlelight once the sun goes down).
7. Make a no-bake treat (be sure to shop for some items before the storm hits if possible).
9. Play Legos.
10. Color. Or paint. Or draw.
11. Play I Spy.
12. Put on a play.
13. Write letters to grandma.
15. Go on a treasure hunt.
16. Play dress up.
17. Cuddle. Under a blanket. While tickling each other to pieces.
18. Take silly pictures of each other.
19. Just talk.
These ideas aren’t just for dire situations when you’re at your wits end either. They can be hauled out on lazy, at-home days to break up the monotony and brain drain of watching TV too.