Yes yes, it may be Spring time and we still only have a high in the 40's, but don't let this cold weather get you down. Spring into some fun activities indoors!


SPRING INTO

FUN ACTIVITIES

even in colder spring weather!

It may technically be 'Spring' time, but it's back to being chilly outside here in Idaho. Just because the warmer weather has left us for now doesn't mean that you need to take your Spring activities down a notch. You just need to re-route them inside. Here are some family friendly activities you and your loved ones can still do this week right here in the Idaho Falls area:


WANT TO STAY HOME?

You can do that too!


MOVIE MARATHON

Snuggle up with a blanket, inside your warm house with some snacks. There is a lot of satisfaction that comes with no commercials and uninterrupted time of your favorite movie or tv series with loved ones.

REARRANGE FURNITURE

At first, this doesn’t sound very enticing. However, a lot can be said for the fresh feeling and inspiring atmosphere of a newly arranged living room or bedroom.

PLAY CATCH UP

Cold days are the best excuse to curl up with a good book, or brush up on current events. Plus, you won’t feel guilty about not moving for several hours at a time – knowledge is power, people! These are the days made for finishing projects and tying up loose ends: surprise procrastination solutions.


CREATE

Copious amounts of leisure time due to six-foot drifts and gale-force winds? Keep yourself occupied for hours by tapping into your creative side. Draw, paint, or sculpt; listen to, write, or play music; knit, sew, or embroider – the only true limitation you possess is the boundary of your imagination!


PLAY GAMES

Whether of the board, card, or word variety, games are some of the best remedies for less than agreeable weather or being stuck inside. There’s a reason they’ve continued to be such ubiquitous household companions, despite of the rise of the digital age. Victory is even sweeter when wagers are made: lose a round of Uno and you’re running barefoot down the frozen tundra that was once your street!

HEAD TO A COFFEE SHOP

(you can even bring the games!)

If you can gather the courage to brave the elements and a short commute to a local coffee shop or café. While there, you can socialize with others, surf the net, or catch some live music.

BUILD A FORT

Grab those blankets, sheets, couch cushions, and get to creating with the family! This is a great opportunity to implement teamwork, problem solving skills, and critical thinking. Also, it gives everyone a much needed break from 'screen time.'

So there you have it – staying inside doesn’t have to be all bad. Cold weather can be the best excuse to partake in activities we love to do, and not have to feel guilty about it! Use this list wisely – here in the Idaho, we have plenty of chilly Spring days.

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