5 Winter Break Activities for Kids

by SKHC Editor on December 28, 2010

The holiday season is almost over but we’re just in the midst of winter break. Here are five ideas to keep your kids busy should they dare tell you they’re “bored”.

1. Go Outside –Go sledding, snowshoeing, make a snowman, race to see if you can get the driveway shoveled in a certain amount of time, etc. Just remember to dress appropriately.

2. Visit a Museum – Whether modern art, science & technology, natural history, there’s so much to choose from and learn in a fun environment.

3. Make Your Own Art – You don’t have to buy any special art supplies to make art. What’s around the house? Paper plates, noodles, markers, yarn, maybe some old holiday decorations that are no longer being used? The options here are near endless.

4. Fix a Meal Together – Pick out a recipe to try together and let your child measure, stir and mix. They don’t have to know they’re secretly using their math skills and working their arm muscles.

5. Clean the House – Make it a competition (who can clean their room faster) or make it a fun organization project. Remember the book the Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room? Brother and Sister Bear had a great sense of accomplishment when they got their room all cleaned up.

Here’s to a fun filled winter break.

Source: coloradoan.com

{ 2 comments }

Danny Dave December 31, 2010 at 1:34 am

With eyes glued on the computer, it’s a very slim chance my kids will tell me they’re bored!

Chelnor Griffin March 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Yes, kids need to be more active these days. With all the technolgoy and video games available to them, it’s becoming quite difficult to get them to leave their rooms and navigate the great outdoors. However, as parents we know the imporantance of excecise and that our children need their brains stimulated by much more than the gaming system. I have found that my nine year old son likes to help me cook while he’s on Christmas and Winter Break. We “experiment” with different recipes and as an educator myself I am able to sneak in a lesson on measuring and sequencing when we use a recipe.

Chelnor Griffin

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