Indoor Activities for Kids During the Polar Vortex of Doom: Part 1 The Blanket Fort

If you and the kids are stuck inside because of the recent extremely low temperatures a.k.a. The Polar Vortex of Doom, here are some ideas to keep the family entertained.

blanket fort ideas during the polar vortex of doom

PART 1 – The Blanket Fort

Round up all the blankets, sheets, pillows, couch cushions, and chairs to build a mega fort to hide out in and stay nice and cozy!  Extra bonus for string lights to light the inside! Here are a few that are pretty cool:

First of all...signage is key!

First of all…signage is key!

Have a stuffed animal party and play music.

Have a stuffed animal party and play music.

Tunnel fort around all the furniture

Tunnel fort around all the furniture

 

attach to bunk beds for a mega high fort

attach to bunk beds for a mega high fort

Add a tv to your blanket fort to add a few more hours to the fun!

Add a tv to your blanket fort to add a few more hours to the fun!

Circus tent style blanket fort

Circus tent style blanket fort

Add disco ball lighting

Add disco ball lighting

 

Try to cover their whole room!

Try to cover their whole room!

 

make it a video game party

make it a video game party

decorate with handmade stars and garlands

decorate with handmade stars and garlands

 

or you could decorate it like this

or you could decorate it like this

add different things to build character

add different things to build character

and don't for get the FORT RULES!

and don’t for get the FORT RULES!

27 Snowman Ideas

Kids love snowmen…got some extra snow laying around? Here are 27 AWESOME snowman ideas to get you started making the best snowmen around!

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Snowman

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Snowman

Totoro Snowman

Totoro Snowman

Snowman doing a handstand...kid at heart!

Snowman doing a handstand…kid at heart!

Giant Sitting Snowman

Giant Sitting Snowman

Stylish Martha Stewart Snowgentleman

Stylish Martha Stewart Snowgentleman

extra wide snowman

Extra Wide snowman

Hundreds of tiny snowmen

Hundreds of tiny snowmen

Father and Daughter Snowpeople

Father and Daughter Snowpeople

Snow Wedding with the Snowbride and Snowgroom

Snow Wedding with the Snowbride and Snowgroom

Tallest Snowman in the world is over 122 feet tall!

Tallest Snowman in the world is over 122 feet tall!

Real live snowman sitting on a park bench

Real live snowman sitting on a park bench

Snowwoman with twiggy hair and dried flower eyes

Snowwoman with twiggy hair and dried flower eyes

A snowdog is a snowman's best friend

A snowdog is a snowman’s best friend

Lego snowman

Lego snowman

R2D2 Snowman

R2D2 Snowman

A Giant Snowman you can actually make

A Giant Snowman you can actually make

The Real Frosty the Snowman?

The Real Frosty the Snowman?

Snowdog or Snowdeer?

Snowdog or Snowdeer?

Snowdolphin

Snowdolphin

Extra tall Cat in the Hat Snowman

Extra tall Cat in the Hat Snowman

Sugar high crazy color snowman

Sugar high crazy color snowman

nemo giant snowfish

Nemo giant snowfish

Tebowing snowman

Tebowing Snowman

Buzz Lightyear Snowman

Buzz Lightyear Snowman

Tauntaun Snowman

Tauntaun Snowman

Buff snowman

Buff Snowman

Santa Snowman

Santa Snowman