Are your kids as excited as mine are with the Winter Break from School just around the corner?
How will you keep your children happy and busy?
I put together 45+ School Break Boredom Buster Ideas & Activities. Many are low-cost and most are FREE! (For my local friends, I have included a list of local businesses at the end.)
These activities can be done in a play group setting, just as a family or with friends.
A GRATEFUL HEART ~ Send Homemade Thinking of you, Thank you or Just Because cards to friends & family.
ACTIVITY of Choice ~ Visit Pinterest and let your child pick out an activity or craft idea. Visit my Pinterest Boards.
BAKING ~ Bake and deliver treats to friends & family.
BILLIARDS ~ Go shoot some pool.
BOWLING ~ You know you love wearing those super stylish bowling shoes!
BOUNCE HOUSE ~ Let the kids burn some energy at an indoor bounce house.
CARNIVAL ~ Make an indoor carnival with games, prizes and snacks.
CHARADES ~ Play charades, put on a comedy/talent show.
CHARITY/DONATE ~ With your children have them go through their toys, books and games and pick out item’s to donate to a local charity.
CHUCK E CHEESE ~ Never gets old (including the germs in those places so lots of hand washing required with this one.)
COMIC BOOK ~ Create a fun comic book.
- Teach your kids how to make a simple meal
- Make a meal/soup for a friend and deliver to them. Let the kids take the meal up to the door, they’ll love surprising someone with dinner.
CRAFT TIME ~ Get all the craft supplies out, gather little odds and ends from around the house (look in the junk drawer), empty tissue boxes, & paper rolls, soup cans, etc. and let them create!
ELECTRONICS ~ Give them some time to play their video games and/or computer screen time.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ Review & practice emergency drills and check your emergency supplies and bags.
FAMILY Videos ~ Watch old family videos together (kids LOVE watching themselves on the TV)
FAMILY WORSHIP NIGHT ~ Invite friends over for family worship. Bible character/events charades, Bible story reenactments, Bible themed craft, etc. (Ideas here: Family Worship Idea’s
FLOOR TIME ~ Play Legos and or Barbies with your kids!
FORT – Build a fort using blankets & furniture cushions.
GAME DAY ~ Get out the Board Games & Cards and set up game stations. Serve snacks & have fun!
JIGSAW PUZZLE ~ Work on putting a puzzle together individually & as a family.
ICE SKATING – Indoor or Outdoor Ice Skating
INDOOR GARDEN ~ Plant some fast growing seeds or bulbs.
LIBRARY – FREE! Check out some books, movies, video games and music.
MAKE A MESS ~ Make slime, flubber or dough.
MATH FACTS ~ Practice math facts using games.
MOVIE NIGHT-IN ~ Popcorn, treats, comfy pj’s and a good family movie.
MUSEUM ~ Visit local museums
MUSIC TIME ~ Turn up the music and dance!!
PAINT ~ Get the paints and canvas out or visit a local painting studio.
PAPER AIRPLANES ~ Make a variety of paper airplanes and race them.
PARKS ~ Check out one of the many Beautiful Community and Metro Parks.
PETTING FARM ~ Visit your local petting farm.
PICTURE TIME ~ Give them their own camera and let them take pictures of themselves, things around the house, or even outside. I’m always fascinated at seeing photo’s from their perspective.
POTTERY ~ Visit your local pottery studio. (Invite friends)
READ ~ Pick out a new or old favorite book to read. (Craft idea: Make bookmarks)
ROLLER SKATING ~ One of my favorites 😉
SALON ~ Go get a pedicure & manicure with the girls.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS – See Pinterest Board
SHOP/Visit the Mall
SLEDDING ~ If there is snow of course.
SLEEP OVER ~ Let the kids invite some friends for a sleep over. (Movie, Junk Food, No Bedtime, Games, etc)
SPA DAY ~ Face mask, Make-Up Application, Hair & Nails.
SWIMMING ~ Community Indoor Pool
THEATER/MOVIES ~ Ticket prices cheaper during the day.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION ~ Allow your children to use their imaginations to come up with their own idea’s of fun.
VIDEO CAMERA ~ Give the kids your video camera and let them make their own movies. They LOVE this!
WATERPARK ~ Indoor water park will you allow you to pretend it’s summer for a day.
ZOO ~ many zoo’s have winter activities.
Lot’s of idea’s to help make their winter break from school a memorable one. 🙂
LOCAL FRIENDS (Wyandotte, Michigan Area) remember to check the list Below for Local Businesses.
I would love to hear your ideas too! Feel free to comment below.
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Happy Winter School Break Days to you!
Local Businesses ( Downriver Michigan)
INDOOR TRAMPOLINE –
Sky Zone – Taylor
ROLLER SKATING –
SKATELAND – Woodhaven
Lincoln Park Skating Center – Lincoln Park
BOUNCE HOUSE –
Play Atlantis – Melvindale
Indian Lanes – Wyandotte
Parkway Lanes – Trenton
There are several places to Bowl in the Downriver Area
CHUCK E CHEESE –
ICE SKATING –
Kennedy Recreation Center – Trenton
SHOPPING MALL –
GREAT LAKES CROSSING has a fun arcade/play area for kids. Aquarium & Rainforest Cafe
Trenton Village Theater – Trenton
The Henry Ford – Dearborn
Hands On Museum – Ann Arbor
Michigan Science Center – Detroit
Cranbrook Institute of Science – Bloomfield Hills
Bacon Memorial Library – Wyandotte
Splash Universe – Dundee
POTTERY CLASS –
Pottery Creations – Wyandotte
Clayin’ Around Pottery – Allen Park
PETTING FARM –
Taylor Petting Farm (heated barn!)– Taylor
Bishop Park – Wyandotte
Elizabeth Park – Trenton
Heritage Park – Taylor
and Many Beautiful Metro Parks
Zap Zone – Taylor