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Let the Fun Begin!
Winter break is a time for celebration—but it can also be a challenge to find fun and engaging activities to keep your kids busy while they're out of school. We've rounded up 25 activities to make sure your kids' winter break is full of fun and learning.
Create a Snowflake Garland!
This snowflake garland will bring some winter wonder to your house. Make a sparkling snowflake garland with your child this winter.View Full Activity
Wishing for snow? If the weather refuses to cooperate, take charge and make your own snow in this fun painting activity!View Full Activity
Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.View Full Activity
Confetti wands add some colorful cheer to your New Year's Eve celebration. Wave these confetti wands at midnight and watch the colors fly.View Full Activity
Craft Your Own Carnival! Make Juggling Balls
These homemade juggling balls are super simple to make and are a blast to play with. Not to mention, they're great practicing hand-eye coordination.View Full Activity
Complete with the drippy, glittery shapes that make icicles so popular, this paper project can be hung everywhere from door frames to tabletops.View Full Activity
Wrapping Paper Vase
Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.View Full Activity
DIY Homemade Snow Globe
This homemade snow globe is fun for kids who are excited about the arrival of winter. Kids can complete this snow globe craft quickly and easily.View Full Activity
Tie-Dye with All-Natural Dyes
Got a kid who loves fashion? Help her develop her own unique style with this tie-dye project using natural dyes.View Full Activity
Cookie, snow globe or puzzle? This holiday cookie is all three! Celebrate the holidays with this puzzle cookie, a crafty twist on a delicious dessert.View Full Activity
Here's how to create an easy travel checkers board that you are your child can enjoy together using simple materials.View Full Activity
Wax Paper Skating
When itâs too warm to ice skate or too cold to roller skate or you simply want an anytime, indoor activity, set up a wax paper skating rink.View Full Activity
Make the prehistoric monsters of the past seem a bit more real with a craft that brings the chill of the Ice Age to life!View Full Activity
Mason Jar Candle
Make this mason jar craft that looks like a glowing snowflake and works like a lantern!View Full Activity
Make a Wish Box
Ask your kids to write these one-sentence "Holiday Wishes." Without realizing it, they'll be building third grade Language Arts skills.View Full Activity
Make a Holiday Cookie 'Kit'
Practice third and fourth grade measurement skills and make a practical holiday gift in the process!View Full Activity
Recycled Wire Hanger Bird Feeder
Here's a fourth grade science craft with lots of benefits: it's good for birds, good for your child's learning, and good for the planet, too.View Full Activity
Make Your Own Trivet
Invite your child to partake in an eco-friendly craft by weaving long twigs into a useful kitchen stand for hot pots and pans.View Full Activity
Homemade Cookie Cutters
Everyone loves homemade cookies, but have you ever thought about making the cookie cutters at home? Here's some instructions for making homemade cookie cutters.View Full Activity
Photo coasters are a lot of fun, and this tutorial helps you make a unique set of low-cost photo coasters. Craft some photo coasters with your child.View Full Activity
Make a Rice Paper Lantern
Here's an activity that lets your third grader, fourth grader, or fifth grader bring the warmth and light of lanterns into your home by making his own.View Full Activity
Not all snowmen are made of ice. This popcorn snowman tastes like the holiday season and also makes a cute decoration on any dining table.View Full Activity
DIY Zen Garden
Being a kid is hard work. Soothe stresses and calm fears with this DIY Zen garden -- all you need is sand, stones and a shoebox.View Full Activity
Melted Crayon Art
Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. It's simple, inexpensive, and there's no wrong way to do it!View Full Activity