5 Ideas for Fun Winter Break Activities

It’s hard to believe, but winter break is almost here. That means kids of all ages will be home from school and at loose ends. We’ve got some fun ideas on how to create some holiday memories – and just maybe keep everybody out of your hair. 

1.  Family Game Night

Put the away the phones and get out the classics. Gather everybody for a night of board games, jigsaw puzzles, card games and coloring books.  Apples to Apples is a game everyone loves and you can pick it up at DG. You can also create your own fun group games like charades or celebrity.  

2. Put On a Family Movie Night 

This is one of the easiest and most relaxing family activities—and a great way to put all your holiday candy to good use. Just fill a couple of bowls with candy and some popcorn and grab your favorite sodas. Make sure you’ve got a couple of snuggly blankets. Then, grab your favorite holiday movie and the folks you love and settle in for a fun night.

3. Get Cooking and Crafting

The holidays are all about spending time together and making memories. Baking and crafting are great ways to bring everyone together. So gather the whole gang to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies. Or sit down with a fun DIY craft. Everyone loves creating their own gingerbread house. DG has everything you need in one easy kit. Check out DG Easy Meals and DG Crafts for more projects and ideas.  

5. Christmas Camping at Home 

Kids love special spaces of their own, so create some quick holiday magic by setting up a pillow and blanket fort next to the Christmas tree. Your crew will love it for playing, reading and maybe even trying to stay up and catch a glimpse of Santa. Or set up a tent in the backyard so kids can watch for flying reindeer. 

6.  S’mores & Cocoa Night 


While you’re keeping an eye out for Rudolph, keep your strength up with some ooey gooey s’mores. Whether you’re outside at the bonfire or inside at the fireplace, just grab some marshmallowsgraham crackers and chocolate bars and you’re in business. And don’t forget the hot cocoa. 

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