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It’s winter break from school where I live and I am one of those moms who loves having my kids home!  I love spending time with them but I don’t want them to spend the whole week vegging in front of the TV or phone.  So I try to plan some activities for us to do as a family and provide some activities for them to do themselves.  If you are looking for some activities to keep kids busy this winter break, here is what we plan to do.

5 Activities To Keep Kids Busy

5 Activities To Keep Kids Busy This Winter Break:

  1. Have  a Read-In – Everyone brings blankets and pillows into the family room along with a book they want to read.  We all take the first few minutes to tell each other what we are reading and then we read our books.  I have snacks for them to eat when they want. We read together for bout an hour and at the end I read them some of their favorite books from when they were little.
  2. Play board games and other games together – My family loves playing board games together and winter break when it’s a brisk 18 degrees it is a perfect way to keep kids busy.  If you need some games to play together as a family check out this post on family board games on sale.
  3. Make a family collage –  I love this activity.  You get a roll of butcher paper and lay it across a table.  You let each member of the family draw on part of the  collage.  You can choose one picture and have each member draw a part of it or you can let everyone draw whatever they want.  The end product is always so fun.
  4. Have a Willy Wonka night –  This is a winter break tradition for my family.  We get out a lot of candy and cookies and other treats and we snuggle up to watch the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.  We don’t ever eat very much of the junk food but it’s fun to have it all available.
  5. Have a craft party – My kids love to do crafts but they tend to get more involved when I suggest a specific craft.  We do  toilet paper roll animals, pom pom animals, paper crafts, and lots of others.  I like to keep a lot of craft supplies around because it’s a great way to keep kids busy and let their imaginations soar.

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Hi I’m Heather, a busy, happy and very frugal mom of 8 amazing kids! My journey to become a mom of 8 has been a bumpy one that has included infertility, being a foster parent, adoption, and special needs parenting. I share the things I've learned raising my big unique family.

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  1. Great ideas! How about for toddlers? I’m always on Pinterest looking. Especially now that I’ve been at my Moms for 8 weeks and we don’t have many toys for him to play with. I’d love to here from the expert! (you) 😉

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    1. Is your toddler a girl or a boy? My kids all love this car ramp that we got at Walgreens for $3.99. It has a really long track and works with all Hot Wheel cars. My kids loved to run the cars down the rack and watch them crash into eachother. My oldest son will still spend hours doing this.

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  2. You are amazing. I love the family read-in, I wonder if that would work with my toddler, I am totally going to try. These tips are so amazing thanks for sharing.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Bloggers Spotlight over the holidays, your pin was added to our group board. Check back next Thursday to see who was featured and link up again.

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    1. You are so sweet! I will check back next Thursday. I co-host a party too and I would love for you to link up!

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  3. Thanks for a great list of ideas. We love having read-ins! 🙂

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    1. Read ins are so fun!

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    1. Thanks

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