Winter break is an exciting time for kids of all ages—days off from school, hanging out with friends, video games, and shopping. But that time off can quickly turn from exciting to boring. Take inspiration from these ideas that will keep your kids entertained all break long!
Take them ice skating.
This classic winter break activity is so popular for a reason—it’s guaranteed to make your kids feel like the star of the show, while also getting some physical exercise. You can snap pictures that will last a lifetime, and maybe they’ll leave the rink with a new favorite hobby. Check out Skate The Square in Frisco.
Have a movie-filled day.
Spend the morning at the movies for a leisurely day relaxing with the kids. The best thing about matinees is that they are usually cheaper, and many movie theaters play old favorites during the winter months as well. There are some great new releases available at the AMC Stonebriar.
Another way to keep kids occupied is having a movie marathon. Pop in their choice Disney film or feel-good flick and get the popcorn ready for a cozy day on the couch.
Get crafty indoors.
With the weather turning colder by the minute, most kids probably won’t want to be outside for long periods of time. Make those hours spent indoors count and lay out several crafts to complete. From baking to creating cards or holiday gifts, having options will beat boredom and make your kids more likely to enjoy their time inside. Take a peak at HGTV's list of 60 craft ideas!
Suggest that they cook dinner.
This doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. Kids will rejoice at the chance to pick out their favorite meals—chicken nuggets, mac n’ cheese, pizza, and ice cream. Look up healthy or unique spins on these kid meal staples to guide them in the right direction, and then let them be a part of buying ingredients and cooking the dinner! Here's some fun cooking ideas for the kids.
Museum hop for a day.
Take your kids downtown for an afternoon and check out some museum exhibits. Look up beforehand what museums offer free or discounted admission for kids, and have a route planned out before you leave. This is a great way to integrate learning into their winter break, and you can learn something new, too! Take your pick from the 10 Best Family Friendly Museums in Dallas.
Play board games.
Dust off the board games from the basement and have a day filled with friendly competition. This gets kids away from the temptation of technology, as well as providing some fun and laughs. Check out the 12 Best Family Board Games of 2017. What's your favorite family board game?