If you've been with me a while, you know that I do not like school breaks. Having 7 kids all inside playing, arguing, fighting, tattling... not my cup of tea.
To help combat my stress this year I've come up with a list of indoor ideas/projects just for the school winter break. My kids get 2 weeks off here in Spokane, Washington.
And before I forget! Here is the free cute coloring page I made with my owls!
To keep my kiddos away from the TV and off the computer and using their imaginations instead, I have planned out a few of these activities for us to do.
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Salt Dough Ornaments - We made these one year and gave them to the grandparents as gifts from the kids.
Pine Cone Owls - These are some we did quite a few years ago using this same tutorial!
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes - You can buy Popsicle sticks fairly inexpensively at any craft store. And you can make more then just snowflakes! Look at these popsicle stick projects!
Paper Snowflakes - Make a bunch and hang them in your windows like this!
Snowman Mason JAr - Your kids could use this as a night light! Simply put a tealight or a small strand of Christmas lights inside. Similar to these.
Sock Snowman - Who doesn't have a few socks without a mate? If you don't have any fluff to fill it with rice can work too!
Sugar Cookies - I still have memories of my grandma making & decorating cookies with my sisters and me for Christmas when I was a little girl. Your kids will remember these special moments for a long time. :)
Make a Gingerbread House - No need to make gingerbread from scratch these days with all the kits out there... Although, with my 7 it might end up being cheaper. ;)
In addition to fun craft projects I hope to have the kids help me with a few projects around the house. I always seem to get more done when someone is helping me.
We, as a family, are currently on a downsizing mission! So I'm hoping to finally clean out the hall closet and the storage space under our basement stairs.
My hope is that my children will see me purging a bunch of stuff and they will want to pitch in too. ;)
I know for me, bringing a trunk full of donations to the Goodwill truck always leaves me with a feeling of calm.
Don't forget to enjoy the winter break!
Spend a day in jammies watching Christmas movies and having hot cocoa.
Go sledding! Or just play in the snow. Make snow angel families!
And drive around looking at all the amazing Christmas lights!
♥♥ What is something you enjoy doing with your kids while they are home for winter break?? ♥♥ Let me know in the comments below!