Fleece Fun’s first Guest Post comes from none other than my amazing sister – Tasha Hickman! Tasha occasionally helps me out here on Fleece Fun. But her true talent lies in her musical abilities. She’s a singer and a song writer. If you get a chance check out her first album : “Before They Open The Door” here on iTunes. A couple of my favorite tracks of her are “Cherry Pie” a fun, upbeat and flirty song, and “Breathe In” sweet poignant song of lost love that uses lines from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. You can read more about Tasha on her blog TashaJoan.com Tasha’s album photo is by Dream With Me Photography.
Fleece Fun Top 40 Games and Crafts for Your Snow Day!
2-Family Photo Bingo: Using photo’s of family members (I.E. grandmothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, cousins) into bingo sheets with rows of three call out “Grandma!” or “Uncle Bob!” and your toddler covers the photo with candy. Whoever gets three in a row, wins. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)
3- Sugar Cookie Pizzas: purchase refrigerated sugar cookie dough and cut thick slices, flatten out onto cookie sheet to widen them, bake (according to instructions on dough) and cool for ten minutes. Next place “pizza ingredients” on them, such options include strawberry jam or red frosting for the ‘sauce’, shredded coconut as ‘cheese’ and red M&M’s as the ‘peperoni’. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)
4-Indoor Bowling: Take empty plastic soda bottles and place them in rows down a hallway. If the bottle is too easy to knock over, partially fill it with water to weigh it down. Knock over with simple plastic play ball. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)
5-Miniature Car Wash: Take your little toddlers Hot Wheels by placing them in the tub. Use plant sprayers, and squeeze bottles. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)
6- Front Room Picnic: Have a sunny fun afternoon on a blanket in your living room for lunch. Print out clouds or paper suns to place on the walls to give it an ‘outdoor’ feeling. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)
7- Drive in Movie Theater: Any empty boxes in the garage? Free printables on Fleecefun.com! Pop popcorn, pour soda, or candy and act as a concession stand! (Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2012/12/fun-holiday-family-activity-drive-in-movie-theater-with-free-printables.html)
8- No Sew flower hairclip, (Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/no-sew-satin-clip-and-other-fun-accoutrements-how-to.html)
9-Homemade Twister: Cut out circles of paper in different colors, tape them to your kitchen tile floor call out colors or draw them out of a hat. (Source: http://www.momtastic.com/parenting/activities/174321-5-indoor-games-for-kids?start=1)
10- Dress Up Ball: Turn on music have your little ones dress up in their Sunday best or favorite princess costume and even teach them small dances like promenade, or swing. (Source: http://www.momtastic.com/parenting/activities/174321-5-indoor-games-for-kids?start=2)
11- Be Pirates for a day! Free Printables at Fleecefun.com (Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/free-pirate-theme-printables.html)
12- Paint Paper cups and hang on a light strand: After a party, or just plain paper cups, have your kids paint on the outside of the cups. Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup and tape around a Christmas light bulb. (Source: http://www.auntpeaches.com/2012/09/painted-party-supplies.html)
13- Freeze whip cream dollops for hot chocolate: Place on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Make different shapes if you wish according to what holiday is closest. (Source: http://thecreativemama.com/frozen-whipped-cream-dollops/)
14- Make a No Sew Hobo Handbag, (Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/no-sew-hobo-purse.html)
15- Create cranberry-orange slice- and popcorn garland: Make a home décor garland fairly easy for most ages. (Sources: http://chickensintheroad.com/house/crafts/stringing-popcorn-garland/)
16- One of the best hot chocolate mixes ever! From Fleecefun.com! (Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2012/12/foodie-friday-ultimate-gourmet-hot-chocolate-mix.html)
17- DIY Rainbow Doily Spinners: Home décor idea for you and your little girls. (Source: http://www.auntpeaches.com/2012/07/300-rainbow-doily-spinners.html)
18- How to make homemade Rock candy. (Source: http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodcookingchemistry/a/rockcandy.htm)
19-DIY Leaf Bowl. (Source: http://www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/2012/10/25/diy-autumn-leaf-bowls/)
20- DIY Pinecone tree. (Source: http://houseitw.com/2012/11/27/pinecone-tree/)
21- Pick your favorite board game and have the whole family play!
22- Cut out Snow Flakes from paper: This link has PDF instructions for making multiple snowflakes in a star wars themed. (Source: http://anthonyherreradesigns.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:star-wars-snowflakes&catid=34:anthonydesign-blog/)
23- Edible paint for infant paint projects! Color Cool Whip into separate cups. (Source: http://playathomemom3.blogspot.ca/2012/07/where-is-cream-infant-play.html)
24- Giant color ice Marbles: Fill balloons with colored water tie up and leave outside for freezing over night. The next morning cut off balloon part to leave big marble looking ice balls to decorate your yard in. (Source: http://queenvanna.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/ice-ballons/)
25- Homemade Snow Globe with small Mason Jar. (Source: http://blog.modcloth.com/2011/12/23/let-it-snow-globe-how-to-make-your-own-diy-snow-globe/)
26- Craft a snow man out of Popsicle Sticks. (Source: http://www.holiday-kids-crafts.com/snowman-crafts-popciclestick-snowman.html)
27- Melt your favorite crayon colors together in the oven to make new ones! (Source: http://www.makeandtakes.com/recycled-chunky-crayons)
28- Sugar Cube Snow Fort: Glue together Sugar cubes to make snow castles. (Source: http://www.allfortheboys.com/home/category/activities?currentPage=6)
29- Water Color the Snow: Fill bottles with different waters colored with food dye, walk outside and paint the snow with them. (Source: http://reallyquitelucky.blogspot.com/2010/01/kid-activity-for-snow-days.html)
30-Make a Monstrous Blanket Fort. (Source: http://www.themotherhuddle.com/build-your-own-elephant-sized-fort/)
31-Snow Man Pizza: Perfect for a fun lunch. (Source: http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/01/snowman-pizza-and-dough-recipe.html)
32- Thread cotton balls and hang them from the ceiling for fake indoor snow. (Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galbraith/3080127707/)
33- Dress up your kids like Snow men with Toilet paper: Wrap them up like a mummy and use other small items to decorate them for buttons, or top hat. (Source: http://www.heraldextra.com/momclick/activities/snow-kidding-celebrate-a-winter-birthday-or-just-liven-up/article_c36ab7ca-490f-11e1-a79f-001871e3ce6c.html)
34- Paint with pine needles. (Source: http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/things-to-paint-with/)
35- Spy Training: tie yarn around the house and have your kinds try to go through them as a spy trying not to touch lasers. (Source: http://wihousewifeconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/kids-fun-indoor-activities/)
36- Paint your nails in crazy colors! (Source: http://thebeautythesis.com/2012/10/31/dab-some-powder-pigment-like-eye-shadow-above-the-cuticle-before-the-polish-dries-and-blow-the-color-onto-the-nail-apply-a-top-coat/)
37- Make Glow in the dark spec jars. (Source: http://frompankawithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/glowing-jar-project-varazslat-lakasban.html)
38- Masking tape games: Multiple ways to make games out of masking tape. (Source: http://www.whattoexpect.com/blogs/astudentatmamauniversity/indoor-family-activities-just-add-masking-tape)
39- Double Die Game: Take two six-sided dies. Hand everyone who is playing their own piece of paper. Obtain one pen or pencil. Sit all players in a circle with their blank sheets of paper. Give the first player a pencil, give the second player ahead of them the two dies. On ‘GO’ Player one starts writing on their paper from 1 to 100 as fast as they can, meanwhile player two begins to roll the two dies as fast as they can until they get a pair. Then player two may snatch the pencil from player one and begin writing from 1 to 100 on their own sheet of paper. Player three snatches the two dies and begins to roll as fast as they can to get a pair themselves so they may steal the pencil. This game is extremely simple and very quick paced. I’ve played it at many parties and its always intense.
40- The Laughing Tissue Game: This is a game my mother would use to get us to be quiet. Take one sheet of tissue paper. Hold it high in the air. Tell the children that they may laugh as loud and as hard as they want while the tissue is floating to the ground. Once it does hit the ground everyone must STOP and stay absolutely silent. The longer you try to stay quiet the harder it is to not laugh. You may make faces at one another to laugh.