Winter Break Activities

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here!  For some I know it doesn't always feel wonderful, and that break from school you were so anxiously waiting for has days that can drag on just a little too long.  This is especially true if the weather where you live is keeping you and your family indoors for too long!

Pinterest to the rescue!  Yes, really.  I know Pinterest can at times be an overwhelming plethora of DIY projects that can have you wanting to chuck your craft supply stash in frustration because your projects just never look as good.  But wait!  It is also filled with some simple, often free and not too complicated projects that can help keep your house bound kiddos happy when the two week break starts to feel a few days too long.

Here a few of my favorite finds that don't require a ton of prep work, or help from an adult, and may not leave too much of a mess...

Doodle Art Alley:
I found this site just before Thanksgiving and wrote about my love for doodling and how excited I was about this site.  Turns out I had barely scratched the surface of all the cool things available! In addition, to the fabulous doodle art that one could spend hours having fun with, there are also free e-books that include activity pages with word searches, mazes and more!  These would be perfect for those long car rides over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house.

Click to Visit Doodle Alley

Art Projects For Kids: 
Wow!  I would have loved this site as a kid.  Especially the How To Draw section.  Who I am kidding I love this site now! There are  many great ideas for all kinds of fantastic projects, but the simple, clear step by step instructions for drawing are a perfect afternoon activity for your kiddos who that are starting to get bored. Just have them pick one, print it and let them see what they can do!

Click to Visit Art Projects For Kids
We Give Books: 
If you aren't familiar with We Give Books please go read more about this great site.  In short, you can read books online for free and by doing so you are helping children in need get books.  How perfect is that?  And right now they are in the middle of their first Season's Readings Campaign challenging everyone to read 5,000 books a week every week until January 4th and for every book you read they will give two away.  This is a perfect activity for kids to not only enjoy some good reading, but to help others at the same time.  Please check it out!

Click to Visit We Give Books
My Christmas Fun! Pinterest Board has a collection of more fun holiday activities to enjoy over the break.  Some require more parent involvement than others, but it's filled with many great activities.

Hope you have a relaxing fun filled Winter Break! 

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