While the holidays are a time for fun and celebration, single moms with young kids know that two weeks is a long time and boredom can set in quick. Here are a few fun ideas for entertaining kids during the winter break.
- Make a vision board: All you need is some glue, paper, and a pile of old magazines. Cut out pictures and words that inspire you and arrange them on the paper. Get creative. You and your children can hang your vision board up to remind you and them of your dreams and goals.
- Bake something: Baking is a great bonding activity for moms to do with their kids. Plus, you may already have all the ingredients you need. Consider making simple sugar cookies then sit down together with frosting and sprinkles to fun to decorate.
- Send your kids on a scavenger hunt: Make a list of things for your kids to search for around the house. Leave clues around the house, one leading to another, until they ultimately reach a prize (it doesn’t need to be anything extravagant… perhaps it’s a plate of cookies or even you hiding). Create lasting memories by having your kids take pictures with everything they find.
- Visit the local animal shelter: Kids love animals, and local animal shelters always welcome guests who want to play with the prospective pets. Be firm that you are just looking and not bringing one home.
- Look for change: Have your kids search the house for loose change. You never know where they might find some. After they have searched everywhere, help your kids choose a charity to donate it to. Donating the change will teach them the joys of giving this holiday season.
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Guest Writer – Kerri Zane
Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs.