Most parents probably feel like kids just went back to school, yet winter break is here already. Everybody needs some down time, but that does not mean it should turn into two weeks of staring at a screen. The first day of break is the perfect time to make an activity jar. Any sort of container will work, but it becomes a fun project when kids can decorate the container using stickers, glitter or markers. Empty gift boxes or unused takeout food containers work well. Encourage kids to be creative with ideas for things they would like to do over winter break. Cut the activity ideas into small pieces of paper and fill the container. See the list of ideas below to help get your child started with activity ideas. One trip to the craft store could generate a week’s worth of activities!
Chores while listening to holiday music.
Make orange and clove pomanders. Grandparents love homemade gifts.
Walk the dog or take the neighbor’s dog for walk.
Make holiday cards for friends and family.
Play a board game that you haven’t played in a long time.
Learn a new card game.
Plan a walk with the whole family to see light around the neighborhood.
20 Jumping Jacks
Run in place for one minute.