Are your kids on break? Are you looking for things they can do around the house? Look no further! We are in week two of three of my daughter’s school winter break so I feel you! In this post, I’ll tell you some of the activities we are doing that have been a hit for our family! For age reference, my daughter is 7 and my son is 5.
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Does your kid like playing in the sandbox? Do they like creating new things? Then, this is the toy for them! My daughter requested one set for Christmas, but knowing how much she likes to bake, I ordered her the bake shop set! And this set happens to smell really good! I suggest you put a towel down to avoid the sand getting into the carpet. My son likes to play with this set too. Is your kid not into baking? No worries! These kits come in a variety of choices and you will definitely find one that your kids will love!
Operation Pet Scan
Remember Operation? Well, here is a different version featuring a dog. It’s called “Operation Pet Scan”. It’s not like the one we played as kids where you use the tool to take the objects out. In this version, you drop the objects in one at a time through the dog’s mouth. The goal is to get the object out without it falling through the bottom. If it does, then it’s the next person’s time to play. The tool and objects are magnetic and that’s how you’re able to move them through. You can keep the game flat, which makes it harder for the items to fall out. Or you can use the kickstand to add a challenge. This game also has cute sounds. The dog can bark and make passing gas sounds. One guess on which sound my kids prefer!
Connect 4 Grab & Go
I bought the smaller size of Connect 4 which is perfect for the little ones. Sure, bigger would be great too, but my kids didn’t mind the size. And it could work well for a day trip or vacation. It’s played like the regular game where the goal is to get four of your color in a row without getting blocked. It has storage compartments on both sides to house the play pieces. It’s not hard for kids to learn either. Even my son started getting the hang of it!
I’ve mentioned this activity in another blog post titled Family Fun with Crafts: Sailboat Edition! We have done this activity more than once and it’s fun for adults and kids. Assembly is quite simple and designing is absolutely delightful! You can either assemble the boats first and then design or design first and then assemble. The choice is up to you! We use paint sticks to avoid the mess. You can thank me later! Lol!
- Matching socks: Turn it into a game! Whoever matches the most socks wins! My children love competitive activities! And it’s a good way to help with chores!
- Activity workbooks: Find them in stores or online. They’re good to keep kids from forgetting what they’ve learned. Have them do a page or two per day.
- Counting toys: Do you have a son with a ton of toy cars? Or a daughter with a lot of doll accessories? Use them to practice counting, addition and subtraction!
- Outside chalk: Let them draw on the driveway. Or teach them to play hopscotch! The possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Your family is sure to have a blast! Until next time Comfies! Happy playing!