It’s that time of year when the ability to play outside is rare. We know that not being able to play outside makes for longer days. So, what are some Kindermusik ideas that you could do for indoor play? Well, in your Kindermusik@Home library, you have access to all different kinds of music, helpful information, and great ideas for play and fun at home!
Enjoy a themed activity with a craft! For example, your theme could be “a trip to the beach.” Thoughts of summer at the beach are sure to warm you up and banish the cold-weather doldrums! You could sing songs about the beach and dance or play-along to beach-themed music. (Search on “beach” at play.Kindermusik.com.
For your beach-themed activity, you can make a beach in a bottle. Find complete instructions here, but basically, all you have to do is add sand in a mason jar and hide a special toy in there to help develop visual-spatial processing and to add some extra magic!
Round out the your indoor beach stay-cation with lunch on a beach towel in the den and then reading time with several beach-themed books like At the Beach by Anne Rockwell or Good Night Beach by Adam Gamble.
Go all out with some pretend play! Use your imagination and turn everyday items around the house into magical hideouts or sleigh rides. Use blankets, boxes, pillows, and the kitchen table to make a fort or take a ride in laundry baskets that are a lot more fun without clothes in it! Imagine the laughs you’ll get when you play dress up with oversized clothes, and of course, as everyone knows, big empty boxes can become almost anything.
Create a “Favorites” Kindermusik playlist for play-alongs, dance-alongs, and even draw-alongs. Take out those pans and wooden spoons and find the beat to the music you’re listening to. Clap your hands together and dance to your most energetic Kindermusik songs. Get out some paper and draw along to the music you hear. Grandma will love the artwork and Uncle Joe will get a big laugh out of the videos of your instrument playing and dancing.
You’ll be surprised at just how much creativity your child has if you just open the doors of possibility – especially when you’re stuck indoors!