Parents love having the kids home for winter break but after a few days, a few broken toys and the third trip to the store for more batteries, it’s time to unplug and have some family fun. Here are 5 activities to beat the winter blues as a family.
1. Field Trips
Kids enjoy going places, so why not use their break to take them on a variety of field trips? If you are looking for an educational outing, consider taking your children to a museum, zoo or other hands-on exhibits where they can put their minds to work in an interesting and interactive way.
2. Make Homemade Gifts
Before the holidays arrive, use your child’s winter break to create homemade gifts together as a family. Consider arts & crafts or framing photos to shower your loved ones with.
3. Bake Holiday Treats
There’s not much more entertaining (and tasty) than making a few batches of their favorite cookies or holiday treats. From gingerbread men to chocolate fudge, baking with your kids is a fun way to stay busy during the winter break.
4. Participate in Community Events
During the holiday season, most communities schedule a variety of events for families including holiday festivals and parades. The community of Woodcreek in Fate, Texas throws a Polar Express party where you can ride the train, see twinkling lights and meet Santa Claus.
5. Family Fun Nights
Incorporate family fun nights into your week and plan themes accordingly. Schedule a pajama party and movie night one evening and an indoor campout, complete with a tent inside and some hot chocolate, another night.
Not only will your children look forward to these activities over their winter break, but also these memories will be cherished forever. The family friendly community of Woodcreek combines beautiful single-family homes with two-top rated elementary schools, and top-notch amenities. For more information on the certified 97% Resident Recommended community of Woodcreek, click here.