1. Messy MixesMix up some messy fun! You probably have the ingredients for these simple craft recipes laying around the house. These projects will easily keep multiple sets of hands busy for hours as the snow falls and the wind howls outside. Try Goop for older kids and finger painting for the younger bunch.
2. Get Moving!Does the cold weather make you want to hibernate? Does it make your multiples as grumpy as hungry bear cubs? Get moving and get your groove back! Here are some high energy ideas that will lift everyone's spirits when you can't get outside for exercise.
3. Fort-ified!What could be more cozy on a cold winter day that your own private indoor hideaway? Constructing an indoor fort is a great way to while away the hours on a winter afternoon. For older twins, building it is just as much fun as playing inside; all kids will enjoy the experience even more if Mom or Dad joins them inside!
4. Museum d'ArtTurn a snow day into a show day! Art is a wonderful way for twins and other multiples to express their individuality. Help them showcase their talents by providing materials and inspiration. You don't need a lot of fancy supplies; let kids create with junk mail, print out free coloring pages, or even paint in the snow!
There's nothing like a good book. It's never too early to encourage a love of reading in children; the benefits are too numerous to be overlooked. But sometimes reading with twins or multiples can be a challenge. Try <A href="http://multiples.about.com/od/familyfun/a/readingtwins.htm">these tips</A> for reading with twins. Need some suggestions for what to read? Try these <A href="http://multiples.about.com/od/familyfun/tp/aatpkidbooks.htm">children's books about twins and multiples</a> or these <A href="http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/picturebooks/ss/wintersnow.htm">books about snow and winter</A>. Visit About.com's <A href="http://childrensbooks.about.com/">Guide to Children's Books</A> for even more recommendations.