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Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

When the kids are bored and knee deep in winter break blues, do not fear – inspiration is here! Beat the winter break blues with some fun activities for kids this winter and create a winter break they will never forget!

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Fun kids Activities: Winter inspired crafts

Winter inspired crafts give kids a chance to connect with the season in a fun and interactive way. String cranberries and peanuts into an outdoor garland or make homemade bird feeders, and it can be used to attract wildlife and decorate trees. Candles are an easy fun craft for kids of all ages. You can either use wax craft sheets and roll up a couple candles, or use raw beeswax and make candles in the snow. Folded paper snowflakes is another example of a fun winter craft for kids to explore.

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Fun Kids activities: A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods in the winter is very magical. Everything is still and quiet compared to the bustling summertime stroll. The birds who sing in the winter accentuate the stillness. Kids will have fun exploring the woods while walking through the snow. Icicles will fascinate and enchant them. Go for a slow stroll through the woods with your kids!

Outdoor activities for kids

Outdoor winter activities are lots of fun for kids in the winter. The winter break offers kids an opportunity to try new winter family fun activities and discover new interests.

Check for the public skate times at your local rink. Find a hill and slide down on a sled. Build forts, snowmen, sculptures and igloos in the snow. And don’t forget the winter staple – hot chocolate!

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Kids Indoor activities: Winter family fun ideas

If it’s too chilly for you outside, or the snow isn’t quite available for building, have your kids do some fun indoor activities.

They can construct a fort in the living room. Bring in the chairs, cushions, blankets, and sheets into the living room and start building. Are you astronauts on a mission to Mars? Build a rocket ship, or a space station. Are you flower fairies collecting dew? Build a canopied forest with a soft mossy pillow floor.

If your kids enjoy making things, how about letting them take something apart? An old blender or printer can provide hours of fun for your kids. One great way for kids to learn how something works is by taking it apart!

Baking together with your kids makes for great memories. Put on some cheerful music, slow down, and enjoy the experience. Include your kids in the entire process of baking and they will have fun. Make cookies, bread, quiche, or any other family favourite!

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Volunteer as a family this winter break. The good feeling you get from helping others is felt by people of all ages. Collect food for your local food bank, play or sing music for people in rest homes, or even shovel driveways for elderly neighbours. There are many available options for your family to lend a helping hand in your own community.

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Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

You can beat the winter break blues with some of these fun winter activities! Explore together with your kids and you are guaranteed to have fun!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. When I was a kid we loved playing in the snow. After a while though, you really do miss the sunshine. These activities sound like fun.

  2. A walk in the woods is out here in the Prairies, it’s been way too cold this month though thankfully it is now warming up a bit. My grandkids play hockey and soccer so they get plenty of exercise, me I have a treadmill!

  3. Revisiting this post to find some ideas for Family Day in February Then I saw “Walking in the Woods” and thought this would be fun and maybe checkout about renting snowshoes for half a day.

    • We are lucky to live in the country and get our snowshoes out every winter. Not much snow this year to do this yet though! Have fun!


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