My kids are still not out on winter break. I always struggle with being cheerfully content with long school semesters and wanting to have them all day to myself for a longer time. Can any of you moms relate? When I see other moms share on Facebook how sad they are that summer is over and their kids will be back at school, I can’t relate. I’m counting down the days. I’m jumping for joy that it’s almost over. Now if you follow my blog-zine at all, you know that I love my kids and that I love creating and having fun with them. But I also love my time alone and school breaks mean I don’t have a single minute in my day– to myself.
I know that the majority of students have already begun their winter fun. So, here are some ideas to hand to your children for the next time they say “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do.” I can’t wait to make the cardboard Christmas tree with my son. I found these lovely Winter Break Activities for Kids over at Julep blog! You can also use these for your Christmas gathering so the kids have some fun activities to enjoy.
1. Eraser Stamper Christmas Tree Cards – (pictured above- 1st image on left) In my opinion, there’s nothing like receiving a handmade card. I love them especially when they come from children. Here’s a fun way to have your little ones practice their fine motor skills, colors and shapes and not to mention kindness.
2. Letter to Santa Printable – (pictured above – 2nd image on right) – You can stop by their blog to get this FREE printable that is folded into a letter! Perfect to sending to the North Pole or as a keepsake. Which I’ve never thought of doing a letter to Santa and keeping it for a keepsake. I’m totally adding this to our list of things to do especially since my kids insist on believing in Santa even though we’ve told them the history of Saint Nicholas.
3. DIY Christmas Tree - (pictured above – 2nd row, first image) This Chrsitmas tree is made from fun tape! I don’t know about your kids but if it was up to my children we would have 12 Christmas trees in our house. Here’s a fun way to get them a Christmas tree that won’t take up to much room. It’s perfect for them to display in their room. It’s cute and simple!
4. Cardboard Christmas Tree – (pictured above – 2nd row, 2nd image) This is by far my favorite activity! You won’t believe how easy it is, stop by Julep blog to get the details.
Happy crafting with your little ones!