Oh the weather outside is frightful…

This winter break, I am taking a little time off work to relax with my kiddos. The only trouble is that Chris, 8, and Emmy, 6, get super bored when we are locked in the house for a little too long.

I don’t want cabin fever to get the best of us, so I have a plan of action for when they are eager to explore.

1. Create a masterpiece at Nickel Plate Arts
Take your budding artist to Nickel Plate Arts for a range of awesome afternoon art projects Dec. 28-30 from noon – 5 p.m.! My daughter recently told me she wants to be an artist when she grows up, so this is the perfect place for us to go. Kids of all ages are welcome, and at just $10 per project, it makes for an affordable activity. Parents must accompany their children during the class, but all materials and guided instruction are provided by staff and volunteers. Projects take about one hour to complete. Best part? No need to register — just drop in!

2. Indoor fun at Conner Prairie
Here’s a little known secret: the inside of Conner Prairie is just absolutely amazing. There are tons of interactive aspects for kids of a variety of ages to enjoy, and it would be easy to spend an entire day playing. During Holiday Adventures, you can explore Prairietown to see how settlers celebrated the winter season in 1836 or admire the delicious and impressive Gingerbread Village

3. Brunch at Bub’s Café
The brightly colored décor at Bub’s Café gives my little family vacation vibes. So when we are missing the sunshine, we plan to stop there for mid-morning pancakes.

The list goes on, including:
-Jump away the extra energy at SkyZone in Fishers
-Play a round of laser tag at Laser Flash in Carmel
-Sled down the hills of Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers
-Paint pottery at Kiln Creations in Noblesville

For more ideas, check out our winter bucket list video above and start crossing activities off the list.