Beat Winter Break Boredom With These Family-Friendly Activities

Christmas break is upon us and that means the kids are home and the house is busy.  Don’t be alarmed if after the excitement of presents, visiting, and Christmas cookies wears off, the “boredom” phase of vacation sets in.  This year, you can be prepared with a few “suggestions” to keep the kids (and even some of the adults) happily occupied.  Here are a few of our favorites.

Snowball fight!
Build a snow fort (or two) along with an arsenal of snowballs,  and challenge the family to an old fashioned snow-ball fight!

1.  Build a Snow Fort.  On second thought, build two snow forts.  That way you can join the kids in making an arsenal of snowballs, and the whole family can have a good old fashioned snowball fight.

2.  Plan Family Game Night.  Family game night is a staple at our house.  We pick a few games, order pizza, and let the family rivalry begin!

3.  Do Some Night-Time Sledding.  This is a fun diversion and an extra-special night for the younger children who are usually in the house after dark.  Grab some lights (headlamps work best), your favorite sled, and hit the sled hill.  The younger kids find this exciting and quite thrilling.  Finish your special night with a good cup of hot chocolate, and you’ll be a shoo-in to win the “Parent of the Year” Award.

If all else fails, you can do what I do.  I usually suggest a few chores, and within minutes, the boredom magically disappears!

 

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