Looking for something to do with your kids during vacation? Here’s my Top Ten List of things to do — many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar, Winter Guide and blog for more ideas.
1. 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…) (Free / Cheap)
2. Go ice skating outdoors at the River Island Ice Skating Rink in Woonsocket. (Free / Cheap)
3. Book a Rhode Trip. Visit a new library with your children. (Free / Cheap)
4. Animal Power. See what the animals are doing this time of year at Roger Williams Park Zoo. (half-price admission)*
5. Read the Biggest, Best Snowman than build the biggest, best snowman ever. Find more winter book ideas here. (Free / Cheap)
6. Set up a playdate swap with a friend. (Free / Cheap)
7. All aboard. Take the commuter train to Boston. Plan a trip to the Museum of Science in Boston to see the latest exhibit.
6. Check out classic movies from your local library; Red Balloon, Yellow Submarine, Singing in the Rain, Charlie Chaplin. (Free / Cheap)
9. Building Blocks. Build a castle, city or rocketship using all of your Legos. (Free / Cheap)
10. Bundle up and head out on a winter hike. Explore a wildlife refuge. Try it with snowshoes. (Free / Cheap)
* Get passes from the library.
Category: activities: indoor, activities: outdoor, books, kids, local ri area, museums, preschool, tweens
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.