Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » 8 Late Winter Hibernation Activities for the Kids

8 Late Winter Hibernation Activities for the Kids


It’s the end of March and it’s still snowing in many parts of North America. An easy way to keep the kids quiet would be to turn on the television. However, there are means beyond yet another re-run of ‘Thomas the Train’ to keep them occupied.

Here are eight imaginative and TV-free activities for the kids in late winter…

1. Fort Building

There’s no better way to hibernate the tail end of winter away than in a sturdy fort. And the kids can easily erect one with the right materials—gather unused sheets, blankets, and pillows and a sturdy piece of furniture (i.e., a dining room table, bunk bed, or couch)…and don’t forget the flash lights!

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • 10 Healthful Ways to Ease Your Body Into Winter
    Winter isn't just a shock to nature—your mind and body are also greatly affected by the shift in weather and shorter days, making the change difficult to adjust to.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Ways to Beat the Cold Weather Blues
    I’ll be honest, weaning daylight, wind, rain, snowing and blowing does not make “lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you” or anyone, for that matter.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Common Causes of Cold Fingers and Toes
    Are you prone to icy digits? If your fingers and toes are constantly and inexplicably cold even when everyone else is warm, you may be dealing with an underlying health issue.
    Children's Health News
  • It's Winter Solstice: SAD and the Winter Blues Infographic
    December 21 will mark the 2016 winter solstice (or Yule). This annual astronomical phenomenon lands on the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Sneaky Habits that Lower Your Immunity
    If you've been struck down with a cold or flu this winter, you're definitely not alone. However, if you're prone to one illness after another with little break in between, you're...
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Healthy Gifts that Should be in your Stocking
    Ah, the stocking. Some people rip into it as soon as they come down the stairs on Christmas morning, while others wait until they've opened their other gifts—so it's kind of like...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Fantastic Fitness Trends for 2017
    The new year is almost upon us, and many of you may be wondering what hot new diet and fitness trends 2017 will bring.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Cold Facts About Raynaud's Disease
    The thermometer is dropping as winter approaches, and some people may feel it more than others – especially in their fingers and toes.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Chilling Facts about Hypothermia
    'Tis the season for freezing your butt off, and in some cases in can be a lot worse than getting the shivers.
    Children's Health News
  • 12 Incredible Health Benefits of Copper
    For thousands of years, copper has played an important role in human history. For centuries it was a crucial mineral in the production of everything from weapons to tools and...
    Children's Health News
  • 12 Health Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
    Most of us know that getting roughly 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each week is an important part of staying healthy. But so few of us actually reach that goal. Why?
    Children's Health News
  • 12 Effective Ways to Treat Sun Poisoning
    No, sun poisoning doesn't mean that you've been poisoned by the sun. This condition, also referred to as sun-spotting, is caused by prolonged ultraviolet (UV) radiation...
    Children's Health News
  • Pay Attention to These 12 ADHD Signs and Symptoms
    The number of diagnosed cases of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be on the rise – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 5-percent...
    Children's Health News
  • 13 Common Myths About Tourette Syndrome
    Tourette Syndrome gets a bad rap in the media and films – it's usually shown as people who shout obscenities in public without control.
    Children's Health News
  • 14 Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke is a very serious and potentially dangerous heat injury that requires medical attention immediately.
    Children's Health News