Fun Winter Break Activities for Kids Guaranteed to Bust Boredom


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.

#2 Get Active Outside

Many winter-themed activities happen outside. 

  • Sledding
  • Ice bowling- Use frozen water bottles and a water balloon.
  • Snowshoeing
  • 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.

#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

#5 Cooking 

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

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?

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