You know it’s coming—winter break. Those couple of weeks that your children have off from school in December. They can be blissful and filled with a flurry of holiday fun, events and gatherings, but what to do with downtime and those quiet mornings with nothing on the agenda? Here are some ideas that are fun, but also provide some opportunities for learning a new skill or practicing those important concepts that they learned at school. We don’t want to forget everything over winter break!
- Mountains to Prairie USA Puzzle
- Sheep Lacing Game
- Outstanding in the Rain
- Maps Activity Book
- Differences Mini Games
Every year we try to come up with a special treat to make around the holidays. This year it’s flapjacks. I had flapjacks (oat bars originating in the UK) with housemade yogurt at a rustic foccacceria the last time I was in Barcelona and fell in love with them. I think about them every once in awhile, especially when the weather gets cold. They are wonderfully chewy and hearty and just the thing you want to eat on a chilly morning or afternoon. Molly Wizenberg has a recipe for them on Bon Appétit. Paired with yogurt, they make a wonderful breakfast for Christmas or the nice, slow days afterward. Happy holidays, everyone!
Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending the items for this post.