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6 ways to keep the kids occupied during winter break... Winter break can be very enjoyable for the first few days… but once the kids start to get bored, things can go downhill fast. Here are some ideas to keep your kids occupied during their time off:

Go Sledding:
If you live in a climate that gets snow, bundle the family up for a day of sledding. Many towns have hills in parks that are free to use for sledding. If you want a bigger adventure, head to a ski resort and enjoy their large hills. You will have to pay admission, but you will be in for a much bigger thrill ride.

Handmade thank you cards:
You can keep your child busy for an afternoon AND teach them some manners by encouraging them to create handmade thank you cards for the gifts they received over the holiday season.


Have an indoor picnic: Pretend it’s summer for a day and throw an indoor picnic. Throw a blanket on the living room floor and serve sandwiches and other picnic foods. For an extra dose of fun, turn the heat up and have your kids put on their summer shorts and tank tops!

Throw a family slumber party:
One night after dinner, have the whole family change into their pj’s, throw some blankets on the floor, pop some popcorn, and watch movies till you fall asleep.


Field Trip:
Take the kids to a museum during their break for a lesson in art, science, or history.


Clean house:
If your children received an abundance of holiday gifts, this is the perfect time to clean out their rooms and donate the toys and clothes they’ve outgrown to charity.

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maria said... @ 12/27/2008 11:14 AM

Excellent advice for moms with young kids.

Maria

maria said... @ 12/27/2008 11:14 AM

Excellent advice for moms with young children.

Jennifer said... @ 12/27/2008 9:25 PM

I think my mom had it easy - I was never bored as long as the TV was on!

Cascia said... @ 12/28/2008 1:35 PM

Those are great tips! My eleven-year-old is complaining about being bored already. We have been watching movies almost every night together. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! I hope your family has a fun Christmas break and Happy New Year!

Jenny said... @ 12/30/2008 6:43 PM

A family slumber party sounds fun. Maybe we'll try to get one together while my hubby is off work for a little this winter.
~Jenny~

Rhonda said... @ 1/03/2009 11:04 AM

Homemade thank you cards are a great idea! Keeps the kids busy and teaches them to thank others. We expect this of our kids but I'm always surprised by the number of kids who have never written a thank you card.

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