When it is too cold to spend much time outdoors, you can alsways enjoy some winter fun inside. Check out this link for some great ideas.
Get Into Bubbles
Bubble blowing is an activity that naturally brings on smiles. Participants and onlookers alike enjoy its simple pleasure. Bubble making, though, is more than fun; it's science. But you don't have to tell the children.
A great homemade bubble recipe is on our recipe page. Just click here.
For younger children, take a plastic drinking bottle of any size and cut it off about 1- to 2-inches below the neck of the bottle. (It will look like a funnel). You may decorate it or label ownership with a permanent marker. With the lid off, dip the other end (cut edge) of the bottle into bubble solution in a shallow pan and gently blow air through the neck of the bottle. You have an instant bubble blower."
Try making a giant bubble blower. For each bubble blower, cut two straws to a 6 inch length. Cut a 36 in. piece of string and thread through both straw pieces. Tie end and then slide end into the middle of one of the straws. You can adjust the blower size by making the length of string shorter or longer before tying ends. Pour Bubble solution into a low, wide container and then, holding the blower by both straw sections, dip the blower into the solution, keeping string taut. String needs to be completely soaked before the giant bubbles form. Remove blower from solution carefully and then, holding the blower sideways, move the blower to the right or left, pulling through the air.
Let's Sing Together
Singing with children is a great way to bond, practice language skills and build vocabulary. And the best part is our children don't need us to sound like a super star, they just enjoy singing with us!
Parents often ask for the words to the songs we sing. We have compiled many of our favorite songs here.