The first few days of school being called off because of snow can be a wonderful time for moms and kids alike. From building snowmen and staging snowball fights to relaxing on the couch with a steaming mug of hot cocoa and a good movie. As those days start to stack up however, the phrase “Mom! I’m bored!” can start to ring through the halls. Try to do something together as a family like:
· Involving the kids in a fun new hobby like painting or baking.
· Pique their interest with music by having each child pick an instrument to learn. Listening to music and singing together is always a day-brightener, and little ones love to play with improvised instruments such as homemade rain sticks assembled with canisters and beans or upside down cans and containers for different drum beats.
· Performing science experiments together using snow. For instance, you can help your child explore the world of physics by making a snowball launcher out of a plastic cup and a deflated balloon. Or you can mimic the outdoors with your own snow storm in a jar using Alka Seltzer tablets, white paint, and vegetable oil- and don’t worry moms, no shoveling is required for this storm.
The main secret to avoiding cabin fever is staying active and having fun. Andy Alligator’s Fun Park is offers a Winter Fun Pass through March 31 that includes indoor attractions and an arcade play card for less than $20 per person. Another great thing about it is that parents who don’t want to participate don’t have to pay! We are a “pay as you play’ facility, and parents can enjoy relaxing and watching their children just having fun. There are a variety of attractions and rides sure to be a thrill for all ages. Plus, on the nicer days the family can enjoy our outdoor attractions such as go-karts, mini golf, Gator Golf batting cages and more. For a complete list of attractions, visit this page of our website: http://www.andyalligators.com/attractions/.
All-Day Fun Passes are available for only $28.95, but if you buy online you can save $3! Start planning your visit today, that way you’ll never have to hear the phrase, “I’m so bored,” again.