Home > Entertainment and Activities > Travel and Vacations > Winter Break > 14 Fun Activities for Winter Break

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

14 Fun Activities for Winter Break

3 of 6
Boysdrawing

Rainsticks from Recyclables


When it's too cold and wet to brave the outdoors, set your kids up with an earth-friendly craft activity that will keep them busy and give you peace of mind.

Read the instructions for Rainsticks from Recyclables.

Backyard Weather Stations

Your kids can learn something even on the days when they stay home from school (just don't let them in on it)! This educational outdoor activity will teach your kids about weather and record keeping.

Read the instructions for Backyard Weather Stations.

Board Games

Put your family to the test with the ultimate board-game challenge. Set up a championship and spend the day indoors, competing for prizes.

Take a look at these family favorites for some ideas: Top Ten Classic Board Games.

Next: Holiday Ornaments

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Teachers
Offer a genuine "thank you" to your child's teacher halfway through the school year. Give one of these extra-nice holiday gifts for teachers.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!