After School Specials: Cheap Cold Weather Entertainment for Kids

Posted on 01/10/2013

The holidays are over and your family is back to the daily grind. Now you need to find out how to keep the kids entertained after school, but with chilly winter weather they probably need to stay inside. That's when these ideas for cheap entertainment for kids during the cold weather season will come in handy.

Color Splash Bath
Take art class to the bath tub with this fun indoor activity. Bubbles begin to look like a tie-dyed t-shirt when you add powdered tempera paints, just $2.99 each at You can also plop them in the tub with this pigment explosion and let your little ones experiment with color mixing.

Indoor Mini Golf
Mini golf is usually reserved for summer, but not when you get crafty with a bath mat, rolled up newspapers and masking tape. You can create your own putting green. Just head to for the simple instructions.

Blanket Fort
Empty the blankets from the linen closet, rearrange the furniture and create a blanket fort for hours of afterschool entertainment. Read books, use flashlights and giggle the afternoon away.

DIY Play Dough
Make your own play dough using simple ingredients like water, salt, cream of tartar, flour and vegetable oil. You can even use Jell-o powder mix to dye the dough. Find full instructions at

No Bake Recipe
Get the kids involved in making a healthy snack like these no-bake chewy granola bars. Rachael Ray says they'll be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

Snowman Bowling
Save up empty water or coffee cream bottles to create snowman bowling pins for a fun indoor game. recommends recycling trash for a unique way to keep kids entertained indoors.

By Alison Storm

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