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Looking for other fun Winter activities? Here is a list to help you enjoy the season and create lasting memories.

1. MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES

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2. HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

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3. PINECONE BIRD FEEDER

This kid-favorite is super simple. Let your child hunt for a pinecone, then slather it in peanut butter and roll it in birdseed. Hang from a tree or bird feeder (preferably near a window) and watch out for delighted birds (or squirrels, as the case may be).

4. DECORATE YOUR FRONT DOOR (OR YOUR CHILD’S) LIKE A PRESENT

With a bit of wrapping paper from the dollar store and either a ribbon or bow, your front door is transformed into a giant gift!

5. HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT

Gather round with a bowl of air-popped popcorn or pistachios and select your favorite holiday movie for a night that’s sure to please the whole family. Can’t decide which is your favorite? Make it a double-feature!

6. POPCORN AND CRANBERRY GARLAND

Little kids make quickly grow bored with this one, but older children can keep thread softer cranberries and popcorn to create an inexpensive decoration for the tree.Willkommen im Online-Shop für hochwertige Replika-Uhren. Kaufen Sie die replica uhren kaufen.

7. RED AND GREEN PAPER CHAINS

Likewise, older children and young teens may enjoy cutting and gluing strips of red and green paper to create a paper chain to hang indoors.

8. GO CAROLING (NURSING HOMES ESPECIALLY LOVE THIS!)

Similarly, those who cannot easily get out would love to have visitors bring them a bit of holiday cheer in the way of music. Ask your kids what carols they’ve learned and print out the lyrics for a few songs before heading to your local hospital or nursing home. You’ll bring joy to many hearts and stay warm inside at the same time!

9. MAKE ORNAMENTS

Homemade ornaments from the kids are a sweet memory you can pull out year after year, and they cost next to nothing. The gingerbread recipe above will work just as well for little gingerbread men, just remember to punch a little hole it the top for a ribbon to hang before you bake. Or create one of dozens of other child-friendly ornaments.

10. MAKE A SNOWMAN (OR SNOW ANGELS OR SNOW FORTS)

If we are blessed with snow this year, make the most of it! Snowmen, snow angels, snowball fights and snow forts offer hours of fun for all ages.

11. GO THROUGH GENTLY USED TOYS OR STUFFED ANIMALS AND DELIVER THEM TO A WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SHELTER

Before the kids get new toys, have them go through their playthings and pick out a few gently-used items to give to a child who could use the comfort of a new toy. Gather up the selected toys and donate them to a battered women and children’s shelter.

12. SEND HOLIDAY CARDS TO SOLDIERS STATIONED OVERSEAS

Send a bit of holiday joy to a soldier stationed overseas by having your kids make a few holiday cards.

13. ADVENT CALENDAR

An inexpensive advent calendar will give your kids something to look forward to everyday in the countdown to Christmas.

14. PAPER SNOWFLAKES

Paper, scissors and some strategic folds and cuts are all that are required for the beautiful creations that will soon grace your windows or walls.

15. MAKE COOKIES OR OTHER HOLIDAY TREATS AND DELIVER THEM TO YOUR NEIGHBORS OR YOUR LOCAL FIRE STATION OR LOVED ONES

Although you may not want to keep too many treats in the house, there may be others would love the kindness of home-baked goodies. Consider those who may not have family nearby or have to work over the holidays.

16. HOLIDAY PARTY GAMES

If you’ve got an older group of kids, then gather round the table or fire and have a night of fun for free with these party games.

17. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA

If your little ones believe in Santa Claus, have them practice their letter-writing skills with a letter to the North Pole.

18. VISIT A LIVING NATIVITY

If your family participates in the religious aspects of Christmas, see if there is a living nativity to visit near you. Often churches or local theatre companies will High-quality replica watches are popular for their low price. Our luxury replica watches are made of the best materials. put one on for free or a minimal entrance fee.

19. MAKE COLORED PLAY DOUGH

Young kids will love playing with this red and green (or blue and white) play dough, and you’ll love that it’s cheap and free of scary chemicals.

20. HOLIDAY BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY

Save money and have fun taking the family to the library to pick out a pile of holiday books that can be read over and over again before being returned to the library. Make a note of favorite books and buy them when they’re discounted after the holidays.

21. HAVE A FAMILY SLUMBER PARTY UNDER THE TREE

Young children love ‘camping’ indoors, so grab pillows and blankets and spend the night sleeping underneath it.

22. HAVE A FANCY DRESS CODE FOR DINNER ONE NIGHT

If you’ve already bought the clothes for other holiday events, you may as well have fun getting to where the fancy grab again. Let your kids choose the meal, light a couple of candles, turn down the lights and enjoy the giggles of a special night.

23. ROAST MARSHMALLOWS OR CHESTNUTS IN THE FIREPLACE

Try your hand at roasting chestnuts or creating a new memory by (carefully) roasting marshmallows in your fireplace.

For some great inside activities, check-out the following websites.

Lake Shore Learning

If you're in need of some daily structure with an academic bent, Lakeshore has a huge selection of free, printable resources for kids of all ages.

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Scholastics Learn from home

Scholastic's new Learn at Home website offers free daily courses for kids. Each daily lesson includes age-appropriate writing, reading, and enrichment activities, and they're even offering virtual field trips.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers an abundance of free educational resources for kids and parents. If you're struggling with how to structure everybody's days, you'll love the detailed daily schedules for kids ages 4 to 18. Khan Academy's platform includes loads of interactive exercises, videos and articles that cover a range of subjects.

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Story Time from Space

Have a kid who is space obsessed? Introduce them to Storytime from Space, where astronauts read children's books while in space. The site features both male and female astronauts, an important lesson for girls who love space

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Cabin Fever Science

For easy science experiments you can do at home with little kids, tune in to Cabin Fever Science on YouTube, where director Randy Scott Slavin and his adorable daughter, Zoe, conduct science experiments using everyday kitchen ingredients. The resulting one minute how-to videos are fun, educational, and sure to inspire your kids to start experimenting.

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American’s Test Kitchen Kids

America's Test Kitchen Kids has made their entire site completely free for everyone. Kids will love the colorful site and its plentiful selection of recipes, projects, and cooking lessons

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Crayola At-Home Creative Club

Crayola has put together an At-Home Creative Hub full of DIY craft projects you can do with your kids. There are step-by-step instructions for how to make cool projects like Paper Bag Stars and Paper Plate Llamas, and pretty much everything can be done with stuff you likely already have sitting around your house. They also have printable coloring pages for both kids and adults, in case you just need a soothing activity for everyone in the family.

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How To Cook.Recipes

A heaping variety of fun and educational recipes that are an excellent way to bond and build confidence with the little ones. You will be guided through the process so you can learn to cook for your family or for your best friend’s birthday party. Learn step-by-step how to cook recipes that have been brought down through the generations. Kids will love to jump in and help out!

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