Here are some suggestions to keep those little brains active over the break:
- Crafts - you can find many easy Christmas/Winter crafts in magazines and online
- Volunteer - most kids don't have any idea that others are suffering in the world. We need to show them how good they have it and that we need to give back.
- Read! - Any time is a good time to read.
- Help Decorate - also a nice time to reminisce when the old decorations they made as little ones come out, especially the ones with their cute little faces on them.
- Help Bake - always fun and they get to lick the bowl.
- Help Clean - not fun, but necessary and they should earn their screen time!
- Play board games - I love playing board and card games. Lots of laughter and good times.
- Family movie nights - cozy, cocoa, cookies, and camaraderie.
- Hide the Pickle - a tradition to find the pickle on the tree each day, friendly competition, ha!
- Make a movie - my boys get wild creative hairs once in a while and want to record their inventiveness... dummies on film to enjoy in perpetuity. Harmless hilarity.
- Thank yous - make sure they thank their relatives for gifts!
We are all open to suggestions if you have any to add! Keeping it merry and bright!