Wintry, rainy, January, now February days can make for some serious cabin fever. I am thankful that I have found some great activities to keep my busy boys occupied this winter aside from climbing the walls and jumping on their beds, smh, so I thought that I would share!
The first activity that I take them to is a kid’s yoga class, called, “Kidding Around with Yoga with Miss Jennie”. I found out about this class through a flier that I picked up from a downtown Irwin store, Feathers, and I have attended two classes since with both of my boys, ages 4 and 6.
I love that my kids are doing Yoga, because it doesn’t feel like a committed activity, like baseball, soccer, etc., and they both can participate at the same time. Plus, all the kids are learning great techniques in relaxing, mediation, and exercise along with coping skills when they are having, a bad day to just relax and take a deep breath. I highly recommend it!
My next activity that I practically auto-enroll them in are swimming classes at the Wilmerding Community Center, because both kids can take their class on the same night. This place recently changed from YMCA to Wilmerding Community Center, so it is an older facility but still has a great pool! Classes are reasonably priced and taught by excellent instructors who take their time with the kids when they need additional help or are scared of jumping in the pool. They also have a family changing room for parents, like me, who don’t always have their spouse around to help change kids out of wet clothes.
And finally, my last share on a winter activity is taking the kids out to the bowling alley. My kids love this place, because they get to throw bowling balls, get to knockdown bowling pins, and play in the arcade. One other honorable mention of my kids’ love for this place are the vending machines that my kids hit me up for pop, bubble-gum, and useless toys. The bowling alley is just a great way to get in some good quality time together while playing a very low-maintenance sport.
Hopefully some of these ideas help to inspire you to get out of your hibernation mode.