Thursday, November 29, 2018

9 Things To Do With Your Kids Over the Winter Break

Winter break is nearly here and whilst most of it will be spent enjoying Christmas and New Years with the family, there’s still lots of time you need to occupy, especially if you’re entertaining your kids.

Although it’s much easier to get out and about to do activities in the summer, winter activities can be just as fun. Whether you’re visiting Santa, taking the kids for a long winter walk or heading out to a local fun day - you’ll be having just as much fun as your kids!

With just a few weeks to go, I thought I’d share a list of 9 things to do with your kids over the Christmas and New Years break:

  1. Create A Video Diary Of What You Get Up To

With vlogging and blogging becoming even more popular amongst kids, helping them create a video diary of everything you get up to is a great way to teach them some new skills, at the same time as having fun. Once they’ve created some exciting footage of your days out together, help them put it together into a little video that they can share with their friends and family.

Not only will you all have fun creating it, but it will be a great way to remember everything you’ve got up to.

  1. Go For A Long Nature Walk

Whilst it’s not as warm as it may be in the summer, there are still lots and lots of different bits of nature to discover outside. Put on your walking boots and a warm coat and head outside to see what you can find. If you want to make it even more fun, create a list of things for your kids to find and tick off as they see them. For examples of these lists, you can get inspiration here.

  1. Visit A Museum or Local Landmark

If you’re near a local museum or landmark that you haven’t visited for a while, winter break is a great chance to visit again with the kids. Around this time of year there are also often fun winter-themed activities for kids to take part in, so make sure you check what’s on before you plan your trip!

  1. Start Teaching Them A New Language

Whilst they may not want to do much learning, spending some time teaching your kids a new skill over the winter break is a great way to encourage them to learn something new. Learning a language is something that will beneficial to them for years, so why not looking into Italian, French and Chinese learning for kids.

  1. Take Them To An Arts And Crafts Day

If you’re looking for something that will not only keep your kids happy but will allow them to bring home a little something for themselves, why not check out local arts and crafts days? Normally, they’ll be a small group of people that spend a couple of hours teaching you how to make festive crafts. They’re fun, affordable and a great way to learn a new skill.

  1. Spend The Day With Family

As simple as it may seem, getting the whole family around to spend the day together is a great way to keep your kids busy! Get out your favorite board games, a couple of family-friendly films and make a day of it.

  1. Go Out In The Snow

If you’re lucky enough to have snow where you are, spending a couple of hours enjoying it is one of the most festive things you can do! Making snowmen, going sledging and having snowball fights is an amazing bonding experience and one you should definitely take if you get the chance.

  1. Go Shopping In The Sales

This may seem like your worst nightmare, but if you want to encourage your kids to behave whilst shopping for you then try making it into a game. Have a list of things they need to find whilst shopping and have them cross them off the list as you find them. Alternatively, give them a budget and let them pick their own little treat as a reward for being so well behaved.

  1. Do Some Christmas Baking

Christmas baking is incredibly fun - and tasty! There are lots of different recipes available to search online so once you’ve picked a few, spend the day making treats for all the family. If you do it before Christmas day, you can even take them to share with everyone over the holidays.

Do you have any plans for Winter Break? Let me know what you and the kids will be up to this year in the comment section below!

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