Indoor Games to Play at Home With Your Kids

Indoor Games to Play at Home With Your Kids | Dixon, IL
Indoor Games to Play at Home With Your Kids | Dixon, IL

You’ve probably heard all the same advice: don’t let your kids stay up late and sleep in, stick to the same schedule, give them a sense of structure while they’re stuck at home. Sometimes, though, a restless and stressed kid needs a little break from the routine. If you and your little ones are going stir-crazy, here’s some indoor games to play at home.

Build Things

Remember the days of arts & crafts when all you needed was Popsicle sticks and some glue? Find some creative materials you and your kids can use to build towers and houses. Maybe together you can make a whole city!

Learn Magic Tricks

Kids, especially the younger ones, are easily fascinated by simple magic tricks. Teach yourself a few and put on a show, then show your young audience how it works.

Card Games & Puzzles

These can be a bit “basic” to us adults, but I think we take things like card games and puzzles for granted. To a kid, these can be major mind-benders that help their brains develop.

Your Favorite Childhood Games

What did you like to do as a kid? Connect with your inner child with games like hide and seek, hot potato, Simon Says, and all your favorite old board games. Pass your favorites down to your kids.

Another fun thing to do with your family is plan a future road trip. Call us at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, if you need a new vehicle to ensure that your upcoming travels are safe ones.

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Jeep® Cleaning Tips for Spring

Jeep® Cleaning Tips for Spring | Dixon, IL
Jeep® Cleaning Tips for Spring | Dixon, IL

As you plan a spring filled with wilderness treks and road trips, follow these Jeep® cleaning tips to freshen up your ride and get it ready for a season of adventure.

Wash the underbody: Whether you’ve been driving on salty slush, mud, or sand, the underbody of your Jeep® is probably filthy from winter. If you let this grime hang around, it can easily cause rusting and other long-term damage. Thoroughly spray the underbody with a power washer so your muddy spring outings don’t just add an extra layer of dirt.

Protect the exterior: Give the exterior of your Jeep® a good spring cleaning, and don’t forget to scrub the tires while you’re at it. Consider adding a coat of wax afterward to help shield your paint job from the elements.

Clean the floors and cargo area: The floors and cargo area of your Jeep® have probably accumulated plenty of dirt and debris over the winter. First, get rid of any trash or litter that’s piled up. Then, take out the mats and clean them. Make sure you give the floor a good vacuuming before putting the mats back in. To protect your floors, you can also purchase a variety of Mopar® accessories like slush mats and cargo mats.

With these cleaning tips, your Jeep® will be in great shape to go wherever you want to take it. For even more spring readiness, bring it to the service department here at Ken Nelson and we’ll help you get caught up on scheduled maintenance.

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Get Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions - Dixon, IL
New Year’s Resolutions – Dixon, IL

We might be in the early days of 2020. Unfortunately, some of us have already given up on our goals and we are just a few weeks into January. Here are some strategies to get back on track with your New Year’s resolutions.

Think About Your Reasons

Why did you choose your resolution in the first place? If you can reconnect with your original motivations, it should help get you back on track. For example, if your goal was to pay off debt, remind yourself of the freedom you will feel once that debt is gone.

Use Setbacks to Reevaluate

If you feel like you have already failed, instead of giving up, use whatever setbacks you encountered to give yourself a new approach. If you are struggling to get a new job, consider rewriting your resume to focus on different strengths.

Ask for Help

We all work better when we have accountability. If you can find a friend or family member who can work alongside you or provide you with encouragement along the way, you are more likely to reach your goals.

If you need a new vehicle to accompany you on your 2020 adventures, stop by Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

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