These winter break activities for kids are sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Winter Break Activities for Kids
Keeping my kids (and family) active and healthy is something that’s really important to me. During the school year, it’s pretty easy to do. We’ve got a routine that works well.
The kids have their activities like swim, dance, and baseball. My routine includes time for me to walk and exercise. It just seems to fall into place.
Then we hit the first break of the school year!
It’s so easy to fall out of routine when we’re sleeping in a bit and doing some things that are a bit special this time of year.
But it’s so important to keep health and wellness as part of our days, especially with all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
We’ve got some easy winter break activities for kids that help keep their minds, bodies, and souls well even when routine changes a bit!
Triple Play: Mind, Body & Soul
Boys & Girls Clubs are all about encouraging positive habits in our kids.
They offer places for our kids to go during school breaks that are safe, fun, and affordable.
Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs serve 4 million kids at over 4,300 Clubs around the country. Their mission is to help all children reach their full potential.
Part of this mission is encouraging kids to eat right, stay fit, and learn to develop positive relationships.
Together with the Anthem Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is offering the Triple Play program. It focuses on those three important elements in life — mind, body, and soul.
It’s so important to help kids stay motivated throughout the year, especially during school breaks because of that break in routine that I talked about before.
Eating right, keeping fit, and developing positive relationships are key to a healthy lifestyle and there are some easy winter break activities for kids to help you do that in the coming weeks!
Winter Break Activities for Kids
Parents are so important when it comes to the Triple Play initiative. By supporting our children’s physical activities, we also create the opportunities to discuss things that will help build their self-esteem and shape who they are!
So here are some of our favorite ways to keep the kids busy over winter break and stay connected as a family even when we’re out of our routine!
- Play football or catch. Instead of just staying inside watching the games, go outside and play one of your own!
- Go sledding. If you live in an area where it snows, sledding is a great way to get a ton of physical activity and have a great time together! Playing in the snow will keep everyone active the entire break from school!
- Take a walk. Even if the weather is getting colder where you live, bundle up and go out and explore your neighborhood together. It’s also a great time to fit in a little learning by doing a scavenger hunt or looking for ways that the neighborhood has changed as the seasons have changed.
- Do chores! Maybe chores don’t sound as fun as going sledding, but they do need to be done. With the kids home, get them involved. Turn a chore list into a game. Perhaps a race against the clock! Chores are a great way to get moving together!
- Go holiday caroling. Look to holiday traditions as a way to build activity into the break. It’s a once a year opportunity to get everyone out and moving in a fun, festive way!
- Cooking and baking together are great opportunities to get up off the couch and moving around. Plus it can be a great opportunity to talk about food and balance as part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Play video games. Yes, I said it. I know my kids love to play video games when they’re on a break from school. We’ve got a good collection of games that actually encourage them to be active. It’s easy to tell them which games they can choose and then let them have a little fun while moving around.
- Explore your community. If you’re home with your kids over their school break, keep your eye out for special deals and events at local businesses, museums, gyms, and the zoo! You can find some fun things to get out and do that will help the kids stay active.
It’s so important to keep our kids active even when we’re enjoying a break from school and the usual routine.
Boys & Girls Club of America is helping our kids learn about health and wellness through Triple Play, so parents aren’t on their own!
Check out your local Boys & Girls Club to learn more about all of their programs and services!
If you’re looking for more winter activities for kids, check out all of our winter activity ideas!
Great list! I’m going to add ice skating as well. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family.