Winter Birthday Blues? Check Out These Awesome Presents for Indoor Play

If you’ve got a tot with a winter birthday you’re probably familiar with the winter birthday blues. While it often seems that families whose kids have fall, spring and summer birthdays have ample opportunities for fun themes and awesome venues, kids with winter birthdays are stuck with indoor parties and limited themes. While there are no pool parties, apple-picking parties or spring fling themes, kids with winter birthdays do at least have the opportunity to get fun gifts that they’ll be able to play with inside when the weather keeps them away from outside fun.

Check out these awesome birthday gifts for kids who’ll for sure be plaything inside this winter.

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An art set

When kids are stuck indoors, there’s nothing more fun than getting messy making art. Consider getting your tot at art set complete with markers, crayons, paint and fun paper to help them enjoy their indoor winter!

Wooden playthings

Wooden playthings are endlessly versatile. Your kiddo can set up play scenes, use them in a dollhouse, or help the ride around in little cars. Consider investing in some high-quality wooden toys with your first baby and you’ll have them around the house to enjoy for years to come. Another bonus? Your house doesn't look as disheveled with wooden playthings scattered around as it does with plastic scattered from floor to ceiling.

A silly book to read

Whether your kid is a reader yet or not, everyone loves a good book. Cuddle up with a storybook, take turns reading from a chapter book or tell silly jokes from a book that will keep them laughing this winter.

A fun puzzle

Instead of opting for a generic 24-piece puzzle, chose one that will get them excited. Whether the defining characteristic is that it features characters that they love, is wildly oversized, or doesn't lay flat, a good puzzle will keep most kids busy, with a little help, for a solid afternoon.

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An indoor game to get them laughing

No matter how old your kiddo is, a game to get them laughing is always a good fit. If they’re little they’ll enjoy simple counting style games, if they’re bigger they might enjoy game night classics like Twister or Operation. No matter what you chose, get ready to play along because they’ll definitely want you to join the fun!  

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Winter Birthday Blues? Check Out These Awesome Presents for Indoor Play

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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