But we all know they’re far too often the default choice of leisure time for children. But there’s plenty that can do indoors on their own without touching a remote (I’m a big fan of boredom). Our kids’ books are right in our living room, available any time of day.
(These books will make great keepsakes.) Does your child have a perennial favorite book?
Or, brew some tea (my daughter’s favorite is blackberry), and have a little tea time in cups with saucers, alongside crackers or bread for an afternoon treat.
Play-doh made from scratch is easy, and you can make an endless array of colors with basic food dye.
Old-fashioned letter writing is a dying art, what with e-mail being today’s communication method of choice.
Let them write a letter to Grandma, her cousins, or a friend, and make someone’s day when they open their mailbox a few days later.