One of the things our family loves to do during winter break is have friends over. My kids love it because, well, friends. I love it because I have always wanted to have “that house.” That house that all the kids want to hang out at.
Not the prettiest house, or the cleanest, or the fanciest. The one that’s the most comfortable, where my kids and their friends can have fun (while being well-supervised).
So, I’m all about having friends over and finding random reasons to make it a party. Always a good reason? Anything Harry Potter. Recently, we just had some friends over to play the new Xbox game Harry Potter for Kinect, which was a huge hit, and kept the kids active. Of course, you can’t have everyone playing the game at one time, so we also came up with some Harry Potter and Xbox-related crafts and snacks!
We used these ideas for an afternoon of random fun, but these would all work great for a birthday party that keeps kids active without taking out a second mortgage to take the kids to the Ball Pit/Bouncy House/Sports Arena/Giant Habitrail for Children.
Hope this inspires some active fun for your family for this winter break!
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