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10 Fun Things for Kids to Do On Holiday Break

10 things for kids to do on holiday break from Babble.com

With the kids off from school this week, we all know it won’t be long before their obsession with the shiny new toys they found under the tree quickly turns into cries of “I’m bored!” Here in upstate New York, we’re expecting a couple feet of snow over the next day or two, making the season ripe for all kinds of festive winter activities, whether it be adventuring in the snowy outdoors or snuggling up inside. So when the inevitable boredom takes hold in your house, here are 10 festive things to do with the kids while on holiday break!


  • Build a Snowman 1 of 10
    Build a Snowman
    There's nothing as classic as building a snowman! Turn off the video games, bust out the snowsuits and remember to grab the perfect carrot for his pointy nose!
    Photo by Melinda Shelton.
  • Cocoa + Board Games 2 of 10
    Cocoa + Board Games
    If the weather is frightful (or you live in a climate where snowmen don't dwell), make up some homemade hot cocoa and let the little ones spend an afternoon sipping and playing board games!
    Photo + hot cocoa recipe from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Have a Dance Party 3 of 10
    Have a Dance Party
    When the energy is dipping or the boredom is making everyone cranky, an impromptu dance party in the living room is just what the doctor ordered!
    Photo from Bellagala.
  • Donate Toys 4 of 10
    Donate Toys
    With stacks of new toys crowding you out, now is the perfect time to encourage the tykes to do a little good for others. Spend an hour picking out a handful of toys to donate to those less fortunate.
    Photo from Michaels.
  • Take a Sleigh Ride 5 of 10
    Take a Sleigh Ride
    Here in the northeast, horse drawn sleighs abound this time of year! Check to see if you have sleigh rides in your area, bundle up and head out for some classic holiday fun!
    Photo from Moore Minutes.
  • Have a PJ Party 6 of 10
    Have a PJ Party
    Dedicate a day to doing nothing but hanging out in pajamas, doing hair, giving makeovers and watching girly movies!
    Photo from One Charming Party.
  • Go Ice Skating 7 of 10
    Go Ice Skating
    Ice skating is a winter must! Even in warmer climates, you should be able to find a skating rink with open skating hours. Don't forget the cute hats and mittens!
    Photo from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Have a Lego Build-Off 8 of 10
    Have a Lego Build-Off
    Stage a Lego build off, awarding prizes for the tallest structure or the creation that uses the largest number of Legos!
    Photo from Daniel Sicolo.
  • Host a Movie Party 9 of 10
    Host a Movie Party
    When in doubt, invite over a gaggle of neighborhood kids, pop huge bowls of popcorn and gather 'round the tv for a movie party!
    Photo from Local.com.
  • Go Tubing 10 of 10
    Go Tubing
    You can never go wrong with an afternoon of snow tubing! Whether in the back yard, the park or at a local ski resort, the kids are sure to be entertained for hours!
    Photo from The Sweetest Occasion.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

More from Cyd on Babble:
10 DIY Christmas Ornaments
15 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas
10 DIY Trees for Small Spaces
Deck the Halls: Vintage Christmas Ornaments
15 Pretty Holiday Dresses for Everyone!

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