Kidoinfo: 12 Things To Do With Kids During Winter Vacation

[ 0 ] December 21, 2012 |

Looking for something to do with your kids during this holiday vacation? Here’s the Kidoinfo Top 12 List of things to do — many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar and blog for even more ideas.

Build with legos1. BUILD: With Legos, blocks, or boxes.
Build a castle, city or rocket ship using all of your Legos.

Play with ice cubes.2. PLAY. Start with the basics.
Rediscover creative play right at home, including toys found around the house.
Pick one from Kidoinfo’s Top 10 Favorite Toys for Kids.

Craft a cardboard castle.3. CRAFTS: Host a crafternoon.
Have kids bring a shoebox filled with supplies including glue sticks and scissors.
Crafty ideas: Make castle, paper bead necklaces, collage bookmarks, and more.

4. GAMES: Plan a game night.
Pull out the non-electronic board games or playing cards.
Try Scrabble, Go-Fish, Twister or Chinese Checkers.

5. BOOKS: Plan a literary expedition.
Some of the best exploration is right around the corner.
Vacation is a perfect time to Book a Rhode Trip.
Visit a new library with your children–you may discover more than just books!

Roger Williams Park Zoo6. ANIMALS: Take a trip to the Zoo.
See what the animals are doing at Roger Williams Park Zoo. (half-price admission)*

Borax Crystal Snowflakes7. SNOW: Make your own snow.
Build the biggest, best snowman ever outside or make your own snow inside.

Providence Children's Museum: ThinkSapce8. EXPLORE: Explore your city.
Hop on a bus
just for the fun of it, take a stroll through Federal Hill and have cocoa at Pastiche.
Play at Providence Children’s Museum, or discover a new park/playground.

Museum of Science BostonMuseum of Fine Arts Boston9. EXPLORE: Rhode Island and beyond!
Take the commuter train to Boston. Plan a trip to the Museum of Science or
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see the latest exhibit or check out the regular collection.

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times10. MOVIES: Watch a classic.
Check out old movies from your local library
or rent one from ACME Video.
Stay in your PJs all day, eat popcorn and watch Red Balloon,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Singing in the Rain, The Muppets or Charlie Chaplin.

Take a hike11. HIKE: Take a trek outside.
Bundle up and head out on a winter hike. Explore a wildlife refuge.
If we get snow, try it with snowshoes.

Baked apple pancake12. BAKE: Carry on, start new, pass on baking traditions.
Set aside a time every Sunday afternoon; first Saturday of the month;
each season of the year to bake with family and/or friends.

Category: activities: indoor, activities: outdoor, books / stories, crafts, family matters, free / cheap, movies + media, play, Tips for New Parents, toys

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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