4 Wonderful Ways to Keep Kids Busy Over the Winter Break

Think back to when you were a child. Was there any better feeling than running out of school on the last day before the start of winter break? Kids today enjoy that same feeling of magical anticipation…

Until they get halfway through the first day with no activities on their agenda, no plans for their time, and nothing to keep them busy.

And that’s when they utter the two words most dreaded by busy parents who are prepping for the holidays…

I’m bored.

To help you bust through the boredom blues, we’ve gathered 4 of our favorite ways to keep kids busy this holiday season.

Bake Cookies

It’s a treasured holiday tradition, baking a pan (or two) of cookies whose recipe has been handed down in the family. Why not let the kids get in on the fun?

There’s nothing sweeter than whiling away the hours rolling out, baking, and decorating a batch of Grandma’s sugar cookies or Uncle Joe’s gingerbread. It’s even better if you can make it a multi-generational event, inviting grandparents, aunts, and uncles over to join in the fun and share their memories.

Craft Gorgeous Garlands

Homemade garlands not only lend a rustic charm to your tree, but they’re also fun for kids to make and can keep them entertained for hours!

We love this fun tutorial for a new take on the familiar paper chain garland. And if you’re in the market for a more traditional holiday garland, you can’t get more classic than a popcorn and cranberry garland (and we love the idea of setting it outside for the birds to enjoy after the holiday season!).

Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a great way to kill time and offer the added benefit of getting kiddos outdoors for a breath of fresh air!

If you live in a place that experiences a wintry season your kids might enjoy tackling this winter scavenger hunt. Simply print out the free template and let your kids to hunt to see how many things they can find (you may want to affix the paper to a clipboard to make things easier).

If you live in a place that does not experience the typical holiday weather, have no fear! There are plenty of free scavenger hunt templates available online. Simply search for a printable list that fits your locale—the desert, the beach…you get the idea.

Surprise Them with Craftikit

When it comes to keeping kids busy for HOURS, you just can’t do better than Craftikit. Each kit comes jam-packed with TWENTY unique and engaging craft projects. And the best part? Everything your child needs to complete the crafts is included in the kit. How great is that?

Craftikit ensures your children are occupied for hours on end, allowing busy moms and dads to tackle the tasks of the day…or enjoy a well-deserved break.

From all of us at Craftikit, we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with magic and memories!