If you can’t get some place warm and beachy this winter, here’s my favorite suggestion for entertaining kids indoors: Bring the beach to you!
This morning, we woke to gray skies and cold weather, so on a whim I set out a few beach towels, as well as all our summer beach toys. There were sand buckets and shovels….
…a travel tic-tac-toe game…
…inflatable pool toys, and more! Of course for added authenticity, we cranked up the heat a few degrees so the kids could put on their bathing suits.
I had intended the game mainly for Veronika, but big brother Travis had to join in, and soon was “sunbathing”.
Apologies for the dark quality of these photos; yes we played this game before the winter sun was even up!