Winter break is coming! Don’t despair when snow days and holidays leave you with bored and bickering kids. These fun winter break activities will keep your children occupied and happy both indoors and outdoors throughout this chilly season!
Go camping! When the weather is not the best and you don’t feel like going anywhere, everyone might enjoy setting up camp in the house! If you have a tent you can set it up in the basement, living room or even under the Christmas Tree! If you don’t have a tent give the kids some sheets, pillows and blankets and let them build a fort. Once the “camp” is set up everyone can play games or read and eat snacks, spending quality time together!
Host a game night! Maybe not the most original idea, but it’s definitely a fun one. Winter break is the perfect time to break out your favorite board games that you haven’t played in a while or maybe your children can choose their favorite! Make homemade snacks and goodies to enjoy while having marathon game playing sessions!
Have a dance party! Kids have a lot of pent up energy being indoors all day long. Have the kids invite a few friends over and play some tunes! They can play a dance video game or just freestyle! Dancing is a great way to get some exercise in and have fun at the same time. Don’t be afraid to join in- you may want to warn your kids first though!
Look out for local events! This could be as simple as driving around town looking at all the holiday lights. Check and see if there’s a Christmas show at your local theater, or maybe there’s a special day to meet Santa at your town firehouse or a holiday book reading at your library. Having fun doesn’t always mean spending money, with there being a lot of holiday deals, discounts and free events!
Get crafty! Winter break is the perfect opportunity for arts and crafts. Try making a giant gingerbread man for your kids to decorate! You’ll need kraft paper, masking tape, a sharpie and then markers and any other decorating items! Have your little on lay on the floor besides the kraft paper roll and unroll it until it’s the same length as your child. Cut the paper slightly longer then the length and tape it to the floor with masking tape. Using the sharpie outline your child into a gingerbread man shape, now it’s time to decorate! They can draw cute faces and let their imagination go wild!
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from having fun! Creativity is the key to finding fun and engaging activities that will keep your children smile and laughing all winter- without breaking the bank!
Posts written by the Team ELM family!