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Winter break is just around the corner. If your kids are feeling isolated and are left with little to do except watch television and play video games during the holiday break- don’t despair. Help your kids avoid boredom by stimulating their brains with some simple cures.
Getting children involved in creative projects can be energizing and can serve as a great alternative to the non-interactive activities that kids gravitate toward in the winter. Thought-provoking, yet fun, activities can help keep kids engaged during the school break.
Check these art ideas to brighten up the dullness of winter:
1. Group Creativity- Gather the neighborhood kids together and have an art party. Bring out multiple art mediums (markers, paints, clay, etc.) for the kids to work with and offer a theme such as “scariest alien” or “weirdest cafeteria lunch”. When kids get together in a group, they inspire each other and have a great time letting the creativity flow.
2. Self Portraits- Encourage your kids to sketch their own headshots or trace their entire bodies on butcher paper to show how they see themselves.
3. Redecorate- Let each child make plans for redesigning their rooms. From rearranging furniture to adding new posters or prints or repainting the walls in new colors, let each child’s personality and preferences drive the project.
4. Art Workshops- Whether it’s for a week, a day or just an evening, art camps and workshops give kids an enrichment experience that’s full of challenging design projects and fun surprises. Alleviate boredom by allowing kids to explore their creative potential.
Please tell us how you keep your kids occupied during the winter break and “indoor” season! Comment below: