It is February and for most of us it is still cold outside. What do we do to keep our kids from going crazy? Here are some fun February activities to keep your kids from suffering boredom.
Did you know February is Canned Food Month?
Host a canned food drive for your neighborhood, church, school, or just your family. Have your kids help you bring the cans to a food pantry.
February is Snack Food Month
Are you still trying to keep your New Years resolution to eat healthier? Check out this yummy and healthy snack that is easy to make. Have your kids help you whip these up.
February is National Dental Health Month
February 1 National Dark Chocolate Day
Celebrate this day by making a chocolate fondue with your kids or just picking up your favorite dark chocolate bar at the grocery store.
February 2 Groundhog Day
You don’t have to believe the superstition to enjoy celebrating a day a rodent decides our forecast. Throw a Groundhog Day party. Ask your kids what they predict will happen to Phil the official groundhog. Will he see his shadow or not? Whoever wins gets to choose the menu or games you will play.
February 3 is the Super Bowl
Are you a little leery of letting your younger kids watch it live after that “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime show? Consider setting the DVR and starting it thirty minutes or so late. Consider making paper footballs and creating your own football game to play during commercials or halftime.
February 4 National Homemade Soup Day and Thank a Mail-carrier Day
Trust me a homemade soup is so worth it and not as difficult as it sounds. Check out these easy recipes. Have your kids make a thank-you card and put together a bag of treats for your mail-carrier. Then leave the note and goodie bag in your mailbox.
February 5 World Nutella Day
If you have yet to try the wonderful goodness of Nutella, February 5th is the perfect day. If you have tried Nutella may I suggest attempting some Nutella bites by my friend at Stop and Smell the Chocolates.
February 10 National “Have a Brownie” Day
My husband loves brownies and my kids love to help me make them. Or if you are in a pinch buy some brownies and decorate them with icing. Just have fun with your family.
February 13 Lent Begins
February 14 Valentines Day
Celebrate your spouse and your kids. Also consider having your kids make cards for those in nursing homes or homeless shelters. Maybe even contact your local children’s shelter and put together Valentines treats for the kids there.
February 18 President’s Day
Consider asking your children to write a thank you card to our president for his hard work. Regardless if we agree with his policies or not, we should teach our children to respect those in leadership. Maybe plan a trip to the library to check out a book about the presidents of our nation.
February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day
Who doesn’t love the crispy goodness of a tortilla chip? Ok I am sure someone is allergic or someone just doesn’t like them, but in my house we LOVE tortilla chips. What better day to make some dips to go along with the crispy fried corn perfection called tortilla chips? Buy or make some salsa. Here are some fabulous dip recipes.
February 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
Don’t have time to make a cake or even buy one? Consider making a quick, but simple and tasty mug cake. Here are a few recipes I have tried. By the way, it is always a good thing to add chocolate chips or rolos to the recipe. Magic Chocolate Mug Cake, 5-minute Chocolate Cake, 3 Minute Chocolate “Cup” Cake – I never have orange zest so I add vanilla instead.
I hope these ideas get your wheels turning and help you make some memories with your precious kids. Remember nothing turns out the way we expect so have fun and laugh at the mess.