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.
1. BUILD: With Legos, blocks, or boxes.
Build a castle, city or rocket ship using all of your Legos.
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.
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!
6. ANIMALS: Take a trip to the Zoo.
See what the animals are doing at Roger Williams Park Zoo. (half-price admission)*
7. SNOW: Make your own snow.
Build the biggest, best snowman ever outside or make your own snow inside.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
12. 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.