Today is officially the first day of my kids holiday break. I have been eagerly anticipating it, NOT! Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but if your kids are anything like mine, full of energy, you probably have been dreading the break and wondering what the heck you are gonna do with them for 16 days? Well, I decided to turn to the internet this year and I have found 15 fun kid activities that we are gonna try. Actually, number eight, we tried today and it was super fun!
Hopefully this list will help you answer the question/statement,
“Moooooom, I’m sooo booooooored!?”
My kids are 4, 8, and 11 years. Big age range, so it is tough finding something for everyone. My goal this year is to provide an activity that we can do each day that I can tailor to peak the interest for each one of my kids. I also have a 6 month old, but she doesn’t get “bored” yet, thank goodness!
I know that my kids will still get bored, as I have not collected enough activities to entertain them for 256 hours (16 hours per day X 16 days), but at least we will do something fun together each day, providing some good memories. Good luck and let me know how it goes for your family!
There are seven Christmas activities to do leading up to Christmas—I like themed activities—followed by 9 just plain fun kid activities!
Plus a bonus resource at the end, for even more activities, that I find helpful.
2. Make real Hot Cocoa!
I like to use Equal Exchange Baking Cocoa, then I can add the sweetener and milk of my choice since we do not use cane sugar or cow dairy in our hot cocoa. Give it a try! Do you need a recipe? Ask me for one in the Comments section below!
8. Make a spider web out of painter’s tape and see how many “bugs” it can catch! From Hands On As We Grow.
We tried this today and it was super fun! My 4 year old loved it the best and was entertained for about an hour. When the big kids got home from school, they too played with it for about 20 minutes.
12. Play with Water Marbles!
Also known as water beads used by florists. I am totally gonna have to buy these and try this activity from Just another Day in Paradise at www.zitzmanfam.blogspot.com with my kids.
Bonus: Here are some bonus kid activities if you’re kids like printables, like coloring pages, activity pages, holiday word searches, etc...
Head on over to www.FamilyEducation.com. They make printable activity pages and sometimes books for the holidays. You can download or print out lots of activity pages for Christmas, Hannukkah, or Kwanzaa.
What activities do you like to do with your kids during the holiday break? Which ones are your favorites? Please leave a comment below and share with your friends!
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