December 20, 2021
Winter is here! Those long warm summer and beautiful crisp autumn days are long gone, only to be replaced by the cold weather blues, freezing rain, and snowstorms which will undoubtedly limit outdoor play. Not knowing which days can include outdoor activities and which ones will freeze your kids’ little tootsies off can easily put a dent in lesson plans. You know how it goes, you have planned for some fun outdoor activities and instead are dealing with a foot of snow!
This time of year, it is always best to have a back-up plan for outdoor play. Unfortunately, you may not have a lot of time to quickly come up with an indoor activity that helps your children get the wiggles out. To ensure you are prepared, create a classroom inclement weather box. Fill it with gross motor activities and supplies to use when the weather does not permit outdoor play.
Below are some quick and easy indoor activities to replace outdoor play:
Diana is a blog writer and early childhood education content specialist at Kindertales.