How to Entertain Kids During an Ice Storm

Entertaining kids during an ice storm may seem difficult, but with these tips you'll wonder how this question even came into your mind!

Steps

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    Read them a book. Now before you start shaking your head in disagreement, just imagine your kid(s) falling asleep to a nice story you tell them.
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    Watch television. Most likely you will not have power/wifi to watch a show during an ice storm; however, some of you might have cell phones that connect to the internet. Try going on YouTube and finding a quick show to watch! You may also have a battery-powered DVD player.
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    Buy/Borrow/use a generator. Some families have generators. Generators generate power to be used in certain areas of the home. You may personalize the generator to flush all toilets in the house or use it to turn on some lights. If you do not have one, ask a neighbor or a friend! You could also make a stop at the store (depending on how close you live to one).
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    Play a game. Grab a flashlight and a board game!
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    Start a fire. Even a warm snuggle by the fire is enjoyable. It keeps you cozy and tired.
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    Invite friends over. Most likely no one will be willing to make the trek over to your house, even just for some appetizers and a chat during an ice storm. But, if you know some friends that live close, they might not have power either! Make it fun! Start a fire, set up candles, talk, and eat!
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    Sleep. When the weather outside is frightful, sleep will be so delightful. Just take a blanket and sleep somewhere comfortable for you.

Tips

  • Have fun with it! No one likes being stuck inside or cold.
  • Make sure everything is age-appropriate! Don't read a novel, read them a short story!
  • Remember, kids look up to you. If you're not showing any interest in the game that they want to play, they will become angry and difficult.

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Categories: Storms