Winter Break is Coming! And with it comes the threat of the two scariest words to come out of my child’s mouth – “I’m BORED!”
And it doesn’t take long – last year, I heard those words spoken within 4 hours of her coming home from school.
So this year, I am trying to be a little more prepared and we have our Let’s R.O.C.K. Challenge to keep us busy.
Through the Let’s R.O.C.K. Challenge, Project Stella Resources wants to encourage families to Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness where ever they are. In this post, I am providing 5 Boredom Buster activities – which you can Download for FREE – to help your family during Winter Break.
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Winter Break Activity – Donation Scavenger Hunt
With this Scavenger Hunt, cleaning out their rooms becomes a game and competition to see who can find items that meet certain characteristics to get rid of. It is a lot more interesting and engaging to do this then to just say, “Hey, go find some things to get rid of!”.
But, as a parent, I do encourage you to go through the items they find. I would hate for a sentimental toy to go missing – just for the sake of a game.
Winter Break Activity – Acts of Kindness Tic Tac Toe
Depending on where you live and what you are doing during the break, you can be flexible with what is required or how you interpret each task.
Main goal – have fun and encourage kindness to others.
Winter Break Activity – Holiday Legacy Interview
Then, to take it to the next level, the kids can try to find ways to incorporate those traditions when they visit.
Winter Break Activity – Thank you cards/Coloring Pages
Hint: this is one of the tasks on the Act of Kindness Scavenger Hunt.
Print out a couple of these and have the the kids pass them out to neighbors, community helpers, and those that have do work during the Holidays.
If you are traveling, this is a great way to show Acts of Kindness on the Road.
Winter Break Activity – Share your Story
If you are looking for ways to go a little deeper and do more Acts of Kindness this season, check out our Ebook: Easy Holiday Service Projects for Families. There are several cool bonuses that come with it.
Hi! I’m Kim.
I’m a wife, mom, and educator.
I’ve worked in higher education for over 18 years and love planning events that engage students in fun,
My strength is in the logistics and I plan for fun. I am now using my strengths to help others take the stress out of event planning to have quality programs for youth of all ages.