When you’re stuck inside, have a winter staycation with these ideas from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
The snow and temperatures are falling. Winter is surely upon us. After the holidays are finally over, it’s nice to just be able to sit back, relax and take a break from everything. However, wallets can be pretty thin starting out in the new year. If you’re finding that you can’t go on a trip this year, why not take your vacation at home? Here are some great, family-friendly winter staycation ideas from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Things to Do on a Winter Staycation
1. Make a blanket fort – The very first thing you need to do when is to get the kids together to make a really awesome blanket fort. There is no wrong way when making a blanket fort. You can use the furniture such a couches and chairs to create the backbone of your fort. This can be a fun job for kids to do while they make their special get away retreat.
2. Play games and tell stories – Once their castle is complete, this is a perfect place to relax with your family. Cuddle up with the children to tell stories, play games, play with your kids at their level. Strap some headlamps on your head and light the walls of your play fort for a fun shadow puppet show.
3. Make pudgie pies – Make pudgie pies with a cast iron pie maker over a gas stove for a delicious treat! Let your child come up with their own flavor combination, like peanut butter and bananas, you never know it could become your new favorite.
4. Make some popcorn – Pop some popcorn for a tasty treat to share with a popcorn popper. If you don’t feel like sharing grab your own bag of your own flavored popcorn. Make sure that you keep your eye on your popcorn though–beware of little hands reaching in your bowl.
5. Let the kids camp in the fort – Once it’s time to go to sleep your kids will love being able to slumber in their fort and in their very own sleeping bags.
6. Have family breakfast – In the morning let your kids wake up to the warm and comforting smells of waffles being made in a waffle maker. Hear the crackling of seasoned sausage cooking to perfection on a cast iron griddle. Sit around your makeshift picnic and blanket fort for a memorable family breakfast. Since you’re on vacation, you shouldn’t have to do the dishes. Make clean up a breeze with disposable cups, plates and silverware. Just toss everything in the waste basket when breakfast is over.
You don’t have to leave home to have to have an unforgettable time. There are plenty of things to do on a staycation. The most important is that you have fun and do what you and your family enjoys doing. Just make sure that you have a little ingenuity and an open mind–you’ll be sure to have a blast and make wonderful memories to last a lifetime.