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 kids activities this winter and create a winter break they will never forget!
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.
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 are lots of fun for kids in the winter. The winter break offers kids an opportunity to try new 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!
If it’s too chilly for you outside, or the snow isn’t quite available for building, 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!
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.
You can beat the winter break blues with some of these fun kids activities! Explore together with your kids and you are guaranteed to have fun!