While kids everywhere rejoice during the holiday break, adults often squirm and fret with anxiety. What will the kids do? How will I keep them occupied? These are but a couple questions hanging over the heads of parents everywhere. Here is our list of the top 10 activities you can do to keep you and the family happy and busy during the holiday break!
- Go to the movies. Everybody loves a good movie! Here is a list of movies currently out in theaters.
- Spend time in the snow. Go to the nearest resort and hit the slopes. Be sure to take lots of pictures — when you get back home, you can review them as a family and relive the adventure!
- Complete a movie marathon. Rent or download your favorite flicks and watch movie after movie with the whole gang! Make sure you stock up on drinks and snacks.
- Check out the library. Many local libraries hold story-telling workshops that your kids can enjoy. Plus, they can borrow some new books to read after!
- Embark on a treasure hunt. Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunt where the goal is to located hidden containers filled with “treasure.” Check out www.geocaching.com to get started — you’ll need a GPS-enabled smartphone.
- Be a tourist in your hometown. With our busy schedules, it’s easy to overlook the opportunities right where you live. Research, as a family, places you’d like to visit and then go do it!
- Conduct family interviews. Have your kids interview older family members like grandparents, great-aunts and uncles — there could be fascinating untold stories, especially of growing up in different eras! Not only will this create a great bonding experience, it’ll give your kids a sense of the family history!
- Explore with your mouths! Choose an exotic cuisine your kids haven’t tried yet and then research that nation’s culture together before heading to the restaurant. It’ll keep their minds active and their tummies full, but more importantly, it’ll help them appreciate differing cultures!
- Give back. Look up local volunteering opportunities and lend a helping hand. Educate your family on the importance of giving back to the community.
- Road trip it up. Pack your bags, hop in the car and take a short road trip to a destination you’ve never been before. Visit this website to plan your trip – it’ll give you suggestions on where to go and the best route to take.
Spend this holiday break trying out these family activities to foster learning and fun. Your kids will be glad you did.
Happy Holidays! Know Before™.
The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team