Happy New Year. Are you ready to start a new year filled with seasonal play and learning? Hopefully, it will be filled with outdoor adventures too. This post is designed to guide you to my best posts for finding January activities for kids. I’ve covered everything from seasonal books, crafts, what to do in the garden and other ideas for getting kids outdoors. Please note this post does contain a couple of affiliate links. If you make a purchase through them, I may earn a small commission. This does not affect the price you pay and helps with the running costs of this site.
I have lots of content that I am hoping to get out this month so keep popping back for more seasonal activities to do with your kids. Better yet scroll to the bottom and join me for my weekly bonus email full of seasonal content straight to your inbox or how about joining my facebook group Nurture Nature Kid’s – let’s play outside. We’re building a lovely group of parents who enjoy spending time outdoors with kids and love to share inspiration with each other. This month we are really focusing on inspiring and encouraging each other to get out more in winter. Please do join us in the group or use #nurturenaturekidswinter on Instagram.
January in the garden
Unless you have a greenhouse then it might be a little early to start gardening yet but you could start planning what you want to grow with your kids this year. You can also start chitting early potatoes. Or perhaps you want to add some features that will encourage wildlife in like bird feeders or a bug hotel. I have a few posts that you might find useful. Just click the image below.
January outdoor kid’s activity inspiration
It’s certainly starting to get chillier here. Dropping temperatures can make the prospect of going outside with young children less appealing. However, the benefits of getting kids outdoors are still the same in winter so it’s worth the extra effort. I find the key is good waterproofs and warm clothing. We bought my eldest these gorgeous rainbow puddle busters last autumn and they have been worn so much. I can’t recommend them enough. We still need to get children outside as often as we can, wrapped up warm and enjoying themselves. You might find it easier to stay closer to home and go out for shorter periods. It might be as simple as going on a short family walk (and I have lots of tips for keeping kids happy on a walk). We still love going on days out in winter too though.
I have a few blog posts that you might find useful.
January on the bookshelves
We have some beautiful winter books and I’m going to be adding to this list soon as we have a few more to recommend. I am the seed that grew the tree is a beautiful book of poems to read through the seasons (one for every day of the year). So if you’re looking for inspiration then click the images below to take you to the blog post.
January ideas for creating and playing
There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in January. Perhaps you want to do activities based on birds, polar animals, snow or ice. If you’re lucky enough to get snow, perhaps you could bring some inside and play with artic animal toys or how about painting snow?
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