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Top 10 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

December 21, 2009

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)Craft project - Stamping and bookmaking

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)*

snowman5. 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)

lego-party-ragandbone9. 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. is published by Gale Force Communications

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