With the holidays coming up, you may be thinking about what to do with the kids when they are home from school for two or three weeks. Luckily, we have some winter break activities for kids guaranteed to keep them from saying, “Mom, I’m bored!”
#1 Snow Fun
Depending on where you live, you may see a ton of snow and cold temperatures, or you may not experience any at all. Snow is my favorite! I love watching the snowfall and turning on the fireplace while snuggling up with a good book. As a family, you can certainly enjoy a ton of fun winter break activities with snow.
Make sure everyone is bundling up in winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. This winter break activity is bound to keep them from being bored for hours.
- Make snow ice cream
- Build a snowman or snow fort
- Make snow angels
- Hide and go seek or an egg hunt in the snow
- Make snow castles using shovels and buckets
- Learn about avalanches
- Bring the snow inside to make a sensory bin
- Make a snow volcano
Don’t have snow?
Your kids can still have fun with these winter break activities.
- Learn the science of snowflakes
- Make crystal snowflakes
- 30 snowflake crafts
- Read snow related books like these:
- Snow by Uri Shulevitz
- The Story of Snow by Jon Nelson Ph.D. and Mark Cassino
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann
#2 Get Active Outside
Many winter-themed activities happen outside.
- Ice bowling- Use frozen water bottles and a water balloon.
- Host your own Winter Olympics
- Skiing or snowboarding
- Go on a nature walk and discuss all the things that are different in the winter
- Go horseback riding
- Ice skating
#3 Arts and Crafts
Who doesn’t love arts and crafts? This winter break activity is perfect when it’s too cold or snowy to be outside.
- Cricut crafts
- Try one of these 10 Educational Holiday Kids Crafts
- DIY wrapping paper ideas
- For those kids who love Legos, try having them make a menorah out of LEGO bricks for Hanukkah.
#4 Movie Marathons
Movie Marathons are a family tradition that my family has always enjoyed. We like to make popcorn, bring warm blankets, and have a toasty fireplace while the movie is playing.
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Classic and Fun Winter Movies to Watch
- Happy Feet
- Snow Dogs
- Frozen & Frozen 2
- The Grinch who Stole Christmas
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Cooking is a great winter break activity for kids because they can learn various skills while having fun in the kitchen. But, first, let them choose recipes they want to make.
Recipe Ideas for Kids
- 25 winter snacks your kids will love
- 70 Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Make All By Themselves
- Easy Recipes That Kids Can Make
- Recipes for Kids to Make By Age
What Winter Break Activities Will Your Family Do This Year?
As the winter break season rapidly approaches, try one or more of these activity ideas to keep your kids entertained. What activity do you think your kids would enjoy most?
Get even more ideas for winter break activities for kids from these blog articles:
- 7 Best Christmas Books You Should Read to Your Child This Year
- 7 Fun Family Christmas Traditions for Children with Special Needs
- Easy 12 Days of Christmas Activities For Families Everyone Will Enjoy
- Make Happy Holiday Memories with These 6 Easy Activities
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