10 Ideas for Winter Break

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Are the kids home from school yet? If not, they will be soon! Here are some ideas to keep them busy if they’re stuck inside. Here in the desert we have the luxury of sending our kids outside to play most of winter, but we do get some rainy days or days when we just need them to keep busy for a bit!

10 Ideas to keep kids busy during Winter Break

Holidays or not, build a paper village for LEGO minifigures, cars or any toy the kids are into.Paper village - links to free printablesWith a few days left before Christmas, take the time to make some salt dough ornaments. Just because, or as gift toppers!

Salt dough ornaments

Make some pixelated paper trees!

Printable pixelated tree

Play (and make up) your own snowball roll game.


While the cotton balls are out, play this snowball fight game too!10 Ideas to keep kids busy during Winter Break


Want to reuse those wrapping paper rolls before you recycle them? Make a snowball launcher!


Have a few kids or family members around? Here is a great list of holiday minute to win it games!

Over all the candy? Make a paper gingerbread house or even an airplane hangar!

DIY Gingerbread airplane hangar

Have an indoor snowball fight


Keep those Christmas tree lights out a little bit longer and make a holiday fort that’s perfect for playing in after dark!

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Still cooped up? How about a sumo wrestling competition?

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Have fun!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. Sylvia Ambrose Reply

    I’m unable to find the tutorial for the game with 4 colorful plates, each has a number on it and a child is launching something aimed at the plates… can you help?

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