Welcome to ActivityHero‘s Friday Family LinkFest, where we share useful, thought-provoking, and just plain exceptional family blogs posts from around the blogosphere.
In many part of the country, families have been celebrating February break . . . in the middle of tornados, blizzards, and snowpocalypses!
It can be hard to keep kids active and engaged when they’re home all week in the first place. But when you can’t go outside? Almost impossible!
Despite this strange winter, a lot of out favorite family blogs have found awesome ways to keep their kids from getting sucked into TV-land this February.
Rocking Indoor Kids Activities for a Rocky Winter
Coming up on March 7, World Book Day (another one those little-known pseudo holidays that offer great opportunities for education activities) is an opportunity to revive Halloween fun in the middle of dreary winter.
Actually Mummy is dressing her son up as his favorite book character for school and creating an edible book to mark the occasion.
Since playing dress up is a really magical (for kids and for you – because they’re so captivated) way to keep your kids busy for hours, Joanna from Growing up in Oz spent an afternoon creating a DIY Dress-Up Station to make dress-up an easy(er) and low(er) stress everyday activity.
And if you’re short on items to stock your dress-up station (or just your toy box) with, Dorky Mom extolls the virtues of thrift and second-hand stores in Learning to Love Charity Shop Shopping.
And On a Fun (Sun) Note . . .
Some lucky moms on the golden coast still have the luxury of taking their kids out in the sun to the zoo this winter. Tragic Sandwich certainly made me jealous with her highly-photographable trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo.
But the best part?
It’s amazing how far a colorful hat will go in keeping your child happy! Cheers again for the power of kids dress-up.
What have you been doing with your kids this February break?