Winter is just around the corner and it is hard to go to the park to meet up with other moms. You have to be creative when the winter months come. Here are 4 great winter play dates ideas for moms.
I remember having little children in the house and wanting to connect with other young moms in my life stage and getting our children out of the house in the deep winter months. We had to get creative and make it happen. It was so important. Scheduling playdates is great for your kids but it also brings sanity to you and your household.
Play Dates ideas
Local Science Centers & Museum: Here in our home town, we have wonderful science centers for our children. On special days the science centers will have discounts and even better free days. Check out your science center or museums for these discounts or season passes. This is a great place to meet, regardless of weather.
Indoor Craft day: On a chilly winter day, invite a couple of moms over with their children over to your home or a reserved room at your church. Do crafts that maybe reflect the season that you are going into. Your kids could make the table cards for the Thanksgiving table or the hand drawn cards to send to extended family. While the kids are doing this, you can be investing in the other moms and investing in their lives.
Go for a hike: Bundle up your kids and go for a hike on a sunny day. Choose a park that has great hiking trails and meet a friend to go exploring. The activity will keep your children warm and they will love the outside break. A little sunshine will make the winter blues seem not so long.
Open your home: This doesn’t have to be a large group, but invite over a mom and her children and have a play date in your home. Put on a pot of coffee or tea. Have the mom over in the morning and let the children play together. You can spend time encouraging each other while the kids are playing and entertaining each other.
I loved play dates with my children.
One of the main reasons I loved play dates was the fact that it provided a reason for me to actually get up, get dressed and look put together. It gave me motivation to peel off the yoga pants and over sized sweatshirt and look like an adult.
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So see, these 4 great winter play dates are not just for the kids, moms need them too.