31 Things For Kids To Do During Winter Break

winter break activities When I suggested to a friend over coffee that I was thinking of writing a post about winter break activities for kids her face lit up and I knew I had to do it.  We love having our kids home for winter break but after a few days , a few newly broken Christmas toys and the third trip to the store to get more batteries it’s time to unplug and have some simple fun.  So here are  31 things for kids to do inside and out during winter break. These are not special activities for the holidays or even ground breaking activities . These are simple do it today and don’t break the bank activities. When you hear ” I’m bored!” you can scan the list.

  1. Donate. Before or after new toys make it into your house make a few piles and chose what to donate , throw away or keep.
  2. Go on a scavenger hunt outside.
  3. Make some ornaments for the tree inside.
  4. Make bird feeders for your trees outside.
  5. Bowl with your family and knock them down.
  6. Have a book festival .
  7. Go for a hike .
  8. Turn your playroom into a grocery store , toy store or coffee shop.
  9. Toss an egg off your porch and learn while doing it.
  10. Read some banned books .
  11. Work off some energy in your own boot camp.
  12. Go on an alphabet hunt.
  13. Play hide and seek.
  14. Make a snowman outside.
  15. Make a snowman inside.
  16. Go on a photo safari and write a book about your neighborhood.
  17. Get messy .
  18. Make a mural .
  19. Pretend to be a veterinarian , a scientist , or even an elf.
  20. Play with your food .
  21. Make your own constellation.
  22. Make a volcano without too much mess!
  23. Have an ice cream taste test.
  24. Start a journal.
  25. Match up some mustaches.
  26. Draw and design your own cards ( maybe thank you cards for holiday gifts?! )
  27. Measure with Legos
  28. Bring some snow inside and find out what part of your house is the coolest.
  29. Turn your train table into a winter wonderland.
  30. Get creative with loose parts .
  31. Make your own art retrospective , host a kid gallery show and look back at all the art you created in 2012.

 

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Thanks to Link &Learn my Pinterest boards are on fire! Your posts have been simply amazing. Where were you all when I was teaching and looking for ideas? Wow.Thank you so much for taking the time to link up and add your hard work with me and my readers.

If you aren’t so sure about linking up just do it. Most of our links are fun activities you can do with kids, posts about parenting and generally things we can learn from and teach with. Everyone is welcome and like I said I love sharing my favorites every week on my Pinterest boards , so link up and share !



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This week I worked in my daughter’s preschool class and was reminded what it’s like to be surrounded with a big group of kids and how many ideas and plans you need in place to keep them engaged even for just a short class.  Many of our readers are parents and teachers who are looking for great activities, kids crafts and games they can do with little kids. I was always in search of new twists on classic crafts and new lesson ideas when I was a teacher and if I had Link & Learn to go to I would have been set. These links are consistently the best I see every week.  Thank you all so much for sharing I know my readers thank you as well!

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Let’s see what you have been up to this week . We had a really busy week and I have lots of kids crafts and a few fun activities to share in the coming days but today it’s all about you.  Share any post that you think would be helpful to parents, teachers and kids.

I know I say it every week but if you are not sure if you should link up – please do! I love seeing what you are doing at home with your kids and my readers will too!



Link & Learn – Weekly Kids Activities Link Up

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I spent all weekend in New York City at a blogging conference talking about SEO, Plug-ins, ROI and other blogging jargon .I am ready to re-immerse myself in the world of kids crafts and activities. As much as I love being surrounded by others who spend their days blogging I am homesick for some glitter, glue and a good picture book!  Let me and my readers see what you have been up to this week with your kids and on your blog. Thanks for making this such a rich and diverse linky week after week.

If you have never linked up to our weekly kids activities link up today is the perfect day to do it. This is not an exclusive club, the more the merrier .

Have a wonderful week .