How to Keep the Kids Busy During Winter Break

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Winter break can bring some much needed rest for the whole family. While it’s nice to decompress and take a breather from everyday life, you are now faced with the challenge of keeping the kids busy. Below are some fun ways to keep the kids occupied during their winter break, while also keeping them away from the TV!

Bake Some Delicious Sweets

Nothing says wintertime quite like baking delicious sweets. Take some time with the kids and find a fun recipe to try that will be fun to make and delicious to eat! If you’re looking for a recipe, we recommend this cherry oatmeal cookie the kids will surely love!

Build a Fort

If your child likes to go outside but is limited by the cold winter weather, try building a fort! Throwing together some pillows and blankets will make an awesome structure, and with some sleeping bags, this is a great indoor camping experience!

Host a Movie Marathon

Introducing the kids to your favorite movie series and enjoying it together is a good bonding experience. Whether it’s Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or anything else, this should be fun for all! So, grab some popcorn, snuggle up into a warm blanket, and enjoy the movies that make you feel like a kid again with your kids!

Try Out Some Homemade Pizza

Going to your favorite pizza chain usually makes for a good evening, but sometimes trying a recipe is even better! Most grocery stores sell everything you need to make a pizza from scratch that you can bake right at home. If you’re looking for lunch alternatives, try this homemade pizza bagel recipe we found!

Play Board Games

Pull your board games out of the closet and enjoy friendly competition with the family! Monopoly is great if you have a lot of time on your hands. If you want games that push for more creativity, we recommend games such as Apples to Apples or Taco vs. Burrito!

Get Crafty!

Many children love doing crafts! Head to your local craft store and get some fun crafts the kids can do. Many are on sale after Christmas so this is the perfect time to take advantage of the savings! This is a fantastic way to get the creative juices flowing and allows the kids to make something with their own hands!

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SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.