Here are some fun and educational, yes those two words CAN go together, links and ideas to keep your kids occupied over their school holidays or to supplement your home school curriculum during this holiday season.
WriteShop’s Christmas Story Builder – Downloadable ebook that you print, $3.95
Super Teacher Worksheets – free online printables for all types of subjects and ages.
Free Typing Game – This is loads of fun for parents and kids. Practice up on your typing skills or game each other to see who dominates the keyboard.
Host a Baking Party with your kids or just let them make the goodies for you!
If you just google “Christmas activities” and then click on images, there are so many coloring pages and puzzles it’s ridiculous. FREE!
Get a puzzle that you can all work on a little at a time over the holiday break.
Give them the video camera (older children, of course) and let them write and produce their own epic film. This is sure to be a treasure!
Give them one day when they call the shots. You do what they want to do (within reason and budget, of course). Novel idea, eh? They’ll love it!
And then of course, there’s always reading. Take them to the bookstore and buy them a book or load a new book on your/their handy dandy Kindle. Then go hang out at your local coffee shop and hang out for an hour or so. Anna loves it when we do this! And so do I!!
Often we get so busy with our holiday commitments, events and activities that we forget that it’s our kid’s holiday too.
Oh! Don’t forget to start your Advent Devotions. We’re going to use Behold The Lamb narrative this year by Russ Ramsey based on the amazing musical story of Christmas by Andrew Peterson. The narrative is available for Kindle on Amazon which is what we’re using.
Feel free to comment with other ideas you might have. I’d love to hear them and I’m sure other readers would as well.