Years ago we lived in Madison, WI, and we absolutely loved it everything about it. Well, almost everything there was that very long, very cold winter. Our kids were young when we lived there (the oldest was four and was four and the twins were two), and even though we played out in the snow regularly, there were days I just couldn’t bear the rigamarole of getting everyone suited up in snowgear just to end up back inside fifteen minutes later when someone needed to go to the bathroom. Of course, your city likely offers children’s museums and exhibits, indoor play spaces, and kids’ classes and activities where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you know the right games.Sometimes I just wanted an easy way to keep my kids busy (and myself sane) during those long winter days. When rain or cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained.