Do you find yourself at your wit’s end during each winter break when your kids are at home all day and you don’t know how to keep them occupied? And, although the winter break is shorter than the summer one, does it seem to drag on and on? Choose some good, fun activities to keep your child occupied during the winter break. The following ideas will help you survive the winter without emptying your wallet or losing your sanity. These will also help the winter days to fly by, and will ensure that the time spent with your children is memorable for both of you.
Fun Activities To Try Out
Have A Picnic
Spread out a blanket at home and imagine you are in the great outdoors. Get a basket of your favorite picnic food and take time to chat with your children and have a great indoor picnic.
Winter is the perfect time when you can “chill out” with your kids. Play with them in the snow and build snowmen together. You could probably also go sledding, build snow fortresses, or just play about in the snow. Finish up a great round of fun in the snow by enjoying a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows!
Arts And Crafts
The Winter break can be used to get your children bust with crafts and similar fun ideas. Stock up on the craft supplied – paints of all types (water colors, oil paints, etc.), plain paper, color paper, charts, etc., so that you won’t have to step out in the cold to buy some more. Your children will not only benefit with this activity, but will also remember the fun time they had, in the years to come.
Winter blues normally make people desire to do nothing but laze around and accumulate body fat! Use this time to exercise as a family. Set aside time each day to work out to an exercise video and music with your children. You could also be more creative and just dance to the music.
Have A Cooking Day
Set aside a day when you can cook with your kids. This will help give you more time with them as well as will give them skills that will prove valuable in the future. While they would not have to do the actual cooking, you could ask them to assist you in mixing the ingredients, to pick out recipes, etc. You can enjoy some of the treats they help you prepare and this will make them feel great.
Check Out The Local Library
The local library could be a treasure trove where you can combine fun and learning together. You will be able to get loads of information that will help you plan great activities for your kids. You will also be able to pick out or help them pick out great movies, music, or books that they would like and enjoy.