Winter Activities with MOJO Homes

by
Amy
Winter Activities with MOJO

Fun Winter activities for the kids

In Winter, it’s nice to stay indoors and enjoy the warmth of your own home - but how much Netflix and Stan can the kids watch before they get distracted and start running amuck? We’ve put together a list of Winter activities to do at home with your kids, including art activities, board games and cooking that will be enjoyable for the whole family.

1) Games night

Whether it be twister, monopoly, UNO or scrabble – you can’t beat a good old fashion games night. The options are endless, and games are very affordable - starting from just $10. Or for a fun, modern take on a classic “Celebrity Heads” – we love the “Heads Up” app that is free to download and provides hours of fun with multiple categories and the added feature of recording your team as they hysterically mime their way through each challenge, for future playback entertainment!

2) Brownie in a mug

This will get the kids attention and satisfy any sweet tooth in less than five minutes. An easy and fun way to make a warm treat, with minimal ingredients and (hopefully) not a lot of mess!

Ingredients (from taste.com.au)

2 tablespoons water
40g softened butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup caster sugar
Pinch of salt
Method:

Combine water, butter and essence in a large coffee mug
Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine
Microwave om high for 60-75 seconds
Serve topped with vanilla ice cream


3) Cotton Ball Snowman

This is an easy Winter craft for the kids and you only need a handful of materials.

Supplies:

Craft glue
Craft paper
Cotton balls
Snowman template (optional)
Scissors (optional)
Decorating ideas: 

Buttons
Pipe cleaner
Stickers
Sequins
Googly eyes
(Or improvise with decorating materials you already have at home or around the garden)
Directions: Stick the cotton balls on the craft paper with craft glue and decorate each snowman with decorating materials, restricted only by your imagination!

Let the glue dry for 10-20mins and showcase the creations proudly on the fridge for the remainder of Winter.

4) Sugar Cube Igloo

Not only fun to build, but sweet to taste (don’t eat it all at once).

Materials:

1 x box sugar cubes
Cardboard
White glue
Directions:

Create your base with cardboard and draw an outline of a circle with an opening
Around the drawn circle, glue the sugar cubes
After the first layer, keep stacking the sugar cubes on top of each other to make new layers
Build up and in; The higher you stack the sugar cubes, slightly move each row in a little further, making the shape of an igloo
You will need to let each layer dry before adding the next layer
You can use the glue bottle or other household items as props to support the igloo from the inside
When dry, you can decorate the igloo to make your own Arctic scene
We recommend not eating the finished igloo (maybe add a sugar cube or two into a hot chocolate).


5) Indoor Cubby

These days you can purchase your own pre-made indoor cubby for kids, but how good is the old ‘throw a bed sheet over some tables and chairs trick’. Priceless! Chuck a few blankets and cushions in there and don’t forget a torch to make hand puppets – the kids will play for hours. Prepare some yummy cubby snacks for them to enjoy, and voila, you even have an indoor picnic!