Happy Solstice & Planning Winter Break Activities for the Kids
December 22, 2018
As the longest night of the year, Solstice is known as a time of celebration and of busy work. There is certainly a lot to do on this hectic Friday. At Big Papa foundation all of the wrapping is finally done but there is more to do to get ready for the coming holidays. Cookies to make. Cleaning to do. Friends and family to call. Did everyone make it safely to their destinations after long flights across country? These things must be addressed.
The kids are out of school early to prepare for winter break – and activities must be planned. After that – the kids will be home nonstop – so we need to figure out how we can fill those days with quality moments. Making memories is job#1 at this very specific time of year.. What better time is there than the longest night of the year to pull out all of the board games and have some fine family fun? There is no better time!
. My favorite is Scrabble – but there is a wide range of games to choose from and with 2 weeks to kill – I’m sure we can put together a tournament of some sort. Connect4 is great fun for a quick game kids of all ages. Jenga! Guess Who? Monopoly is a great way to teach the kids about Real Estate and financial responsibility. Trouble, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Parcheesi, the list goes on endlessly – there certainly is fun to be made out of all of these old classics!
Failing that, we may simply turn to building and crafting before we turn to puzzles. (Puzzles are a last resort -but can be fun to do together with the WHOLE family if you have a dedicated space for it that can be left undisturbed.) Pull out the Legos and the tinker toys! Or anything without a screen! Find some books and take turns reading aloud to the little ones. We can all do more than watch the television together. Throw a party and cook some treasured family recipes. Clean out the closets and gather donations for Good Will to start the New Year on a charitable note and with more storage space than you had in 2018!
Join us at Big Papa Foundation to avoid screens for as long as possible for these Winter Break weeks to truly make the most of these moments.
You are invited to share in the comments section below what you do instead of staring at a phone, a tv or a tablet! The best comments win a free mystery sticker and you will be inspiring tens of people! We can’t wait to see what you do. Have fun!!!!