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by Emily Jayde (subscribe)
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Published June 2nd 2018
Keep the kids entertained this winter
If you have young kids, sometimes it may be hard to keep them entertained. Giving them an i-Pad or putting on the television can not be ideal. Here are some ideas to plan and get the kids excited about for a family night in this winter.

Movie Night
Blow up a blow up mattress and place in the lounge room. Fill the area with pillows and blankets. Kids also will love to go to the shops and pick their own sweets to enjoy. Popcorn, lollies and also a trip to the movie store will get them excited and ready to settle in for a movie marathon.

Hot Chocolate DIY
Instead of buying premixed packet from the store. Make your own from scratch. Get the kids involved and make it just how you like it. Let them add marshmallows, chocolate, whipped cream and sprinkles.

Bake a dessert
Kids love to be involved and the kitchen is no different. Let them pick a dessert box at the shops or research recipes together on the internet. Do not worry too much about the mess and enjoy the precious time together.
Make sure you have some cream in the fridge to enjoy with your yummy treat.

Board game night
Whatever happened to fun without electronics? Ban the electronics and have some fun with board games. If the parents are enthusiastic and excited about the night, the kids are more likely to be too.Board games are so much fun, I guarantee there will be some laughs and smiles and maybe even a poor loser.

Disco night
I remember when my sister and I were little and we would put on our favourite dresses, sneak into mum's makeup bag for some lipstick, turn off the lights, except for maybe a torch, and blast music and dance around our bedrooms pretending we were at a disco. If you have young kids this could be a fun night for them. Get them dressed up, get some disco lights, and their favourite playlist and let loose in the house for a few hours, dancing as crazily as you can. Even as an adult this would be so much fun.

Build a fort
Get out the old bed sheets, chairs and cushions and blankets and make the best fort your kids will ever make. Bring in some books, treats, comfy pillows and blankets and, for an extra magical touch, add some fairy lights.
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