The holidays are close upon us and along with them comes Christmas break. As parents, we all know that once Christmas is over and the excitement wears off, kids can get restless and bored, wreaking havoc on our peace. But a little pre-planning now can go a long way towards creating a memorable “break” for everyone. Here are some healthy, family friendly activities that will keep you laughing and enjoying your time together till the school bells chime. Some of them might even help the kids burn off energy and you burn extra holiday calories. Consider incorporating some of these ideas into gift opportunities and/or stocking stuffers.
Indoor rock climbing - Kids are climbers no matter what age they are. See if your area has an indoor rock climbing gym. Most offer climbing for all skill levels and equipment can be rented. Climbing pros will show you the ropes and get all of you started. A gift certificate day pass makes a great stocking stuffer or gift for everyone in the family. You can also grab a gnubees at Ground Up Climbing in Squamish, to help fuel the fun :)
Plan a movie and a game night - Let everyone pick a movie ahead of time for your family movie marathon. Include bags of microwave popcorn and popcorn seasonings in stockings. Do the same for game night. Let everyone choose their favorite game and snacks ahead of time. Get the games together now. Put them in a plastic bin and fill with game night only snacks just for the occasion.
Camp indoors - No matter what climate, camping indoors is always fun. Let the kids gather sheets and blankets and create their own indoor camp. If you have the room, let them pitch their tent indoors. Consider stuffing stockings with flashlights, small battery operated lanterns and camp snacks to use on their adventure. Indoor camps are also great hang out and reading spots so be sure to have coloring books, crayons and other quiet activities to keep them occupied while in their fort
Plan a craft day - If your kids like to do crafts, this can keep them busy for hours. From painting or drawing to making jewelry or collages, the possibilities are endless. Provide them with an assortment of crafting supplies, perfect for stocking stuffers.
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