Kidoinfo Top 12 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

[ 3 ] December 16, 2011 |

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. Play with toys. Pick one from our Top 10 Favorite Toys for Kids. (Free / Cheap)

2. Host a crafternoon. Have kids (and parent) bring a shoebox filled with stickers, magazines, ribbons, rubber stamps, glue sticks and scissors. (Crafty ideas: Make books, paper bead necklaces, collage bookmarks, puppets, treasure box, and more.) (Free / Cheap)

Craft project - Stamping and bookmaking

3. Plan a game night. Pull out the non-electronic board games or playing cards. Try Scrabble, Go-Fish, Twister or Chinese Checkers. (Free / Cheap)

4. Book a Rhode Trip. Visit a new library with your children. (Free / Cheap)

5. Animal Power. See what the animals are doing this time of year at Roger Williams Park Zoo. (half-price admission)*

Snowman by Rich
6. Snow Fun.
Read the Biggest, Best Snowman than if we are lucky enough to have snow outside, build the biggest, best snowman ever. Find more winter book ideas here. (Free / Cheap)

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

8. All aboard. 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.

9. Watch a classic. Check out old movies or TV shows from your local library or rent from ACME Video on Brook Street. 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. (Free / Cheap)

lego-party-ragandbone10. Building Blocks. Build a castle, city or rocket ship using all of your Legos. (Free / Cheap)

11. Take a hike. Bundle up and head out on a winter hike. Explore a wildlife refuge. If we get snow, try it with snowshoes. (Free / Cheap)

12. Make free time. Set up a playdate swap with a friend. (Free / Cheap)

* Get passes from the library.

Category: activities: indoor, activities: outdoor, family matters, helpful hint, places to go


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. 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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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    great ideas, as always! here’s an add-on to one listed: because my house is small, i reserved a program room at my local library to host a crafternoon for my boys and their pals. the library is even donating some supplies. hooray for libraries!

  2. Pink says:

    This is excellent. I’ll definitely be referring to this next week and the week after! Thanks so much.

  3. Anisa Raoof Anisa Raoof says:

    Elyse – You are awesome! What a fabulous way to use the local library and gather some other crafty kids.

    Pink – Glad you find the list useful!

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