“Summer in Winter” Sunshine Activities For Kids

During the darker days of winter, it’s fun to bring a little bit of sunshine inside and liven up indoor activities. Keep January bright with Miffy’s sunshine activities, and share your experience on Miffy’s Instagram or Facebook page for a chance to win a Miffy prize!

“You Are My Sunshine” Photo Holder

Photo Holder

Materials: Cardboard, Clothespins, Glue, Paint/Construction Paper, Family photos

Step 1: Cut cardboard into a circle.

Step 2: Paint cardboard circle or overlay it with construction paper to give it a sunny color.

Step 3: Paint or decorate clothespins, which will serve as the sun’s rays.

Step 4: Assemble clothespins around the circle, with the clamp-side facing out. Attach clothespins to the circle using glue.

Step 5: Once dry, add family photos or other memories into the clasps of the clothespins. Attach a hook or loop to the back to hang.

Snack-tivities:

Sunshine juice

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Ingredients:

[Per 1 serving]

1 heaping tablespoon of powdered lemonade mix (such as Countrytime)

1 cup of cold pineapple juice

Directions:

Mix together with ice. Add lemon slices to give the juice an extra burst of sunshine.

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Sunny fruits & veggies

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Ingredients:

Sliced oranges

Sliced strawberries

Carrot sticks or baby carrots

Directions:

Use orange slice as base of sun. Arrange strawberries or carrots around the orange slices like the rays of a sun. Feel free to get creative! You could use raisins or chocolate chips to give the sun a smiley face, or add marshmallows to make it a partly-cloudy day.

Sunshine Songs:

Let the sound of sun shine with these classic sun-themed songs while you work:

You are my Sunshine

Mr. Golden Sun

 


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