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How to Keep the Kids Entertained Over Winter Break

Winter break is finally here! For parents, this means a week or two of fun and relaxation with your kids before New Year’s and the return-to-school kick off. But how can you keep your kids entertained for days on end? Luckily, there are plenty of activities that families can do together during winter break, and Bonnie & Clyde’s has the best ideas for a little family bonding this holiday season.

Our Favorite Winter Break Activities

Family Nights 

One of the best ways to take advantage of winter break is by spending quality time with your family. Although it may seem like a daunting task at first, having an official “family night” once or twice a week can help you make the most of this time together during winter break and beyond.

Family nights are one of the most popular ways to keep kids entertained during winter break. You can use these nights as an opportunity to bond with your family and strengthen relationships between siblings, cousins, and even other extended family members. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Taking Down the Christmas Tree

As the holidays wrap up, make a night of it as you take down your Christmas tree. You’ve already found the best place around North Richland Hills to get a Christmas tree this year, so make the occasion festive as you spend time together un-decking the halls. Plan some fun hot cocoa bombs and snacks, put on some festive music that your whole family will love, and pack everything neatly away for your enjoyment next year.  

Cuddly Outdoor Fun

Don’t think it’s too late to get kids into the spirit of the season. If you have space to spare outdoors, hold a campfire night complete with s’mores and cider. Who wouldn’t love to cuddle, talk, eat (or drink) chocolate and have bonding time around a campfire or bonfire?

After-Christmas Shopping

And while everyone is still in that holiday spirit, after-Christmas shopping is easy at Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas! Whether you are on the hunt for seasonal decorations, accessories for your new pool, or the perfect hot tub or swim spa for family nights all year long, there’s no better place to shop than Bonnie & Clyde’s. Our staff are experts at helping you get everything you need for your home — even if you have someone in your family who has almost everything.

You can even go ahead and plan your perfect pool installation for spring! Get the kids involved in choosing a size and style of above-ground pool that they love. The whole family will enjoy this special after-Christmas shopping experience. You also can call your local Bonnie & Clyde’s in Arlington, Burleson, Decatur, North Richland Hills, Lake Worth, or Weatherford. We would be happy to set a special appointment for your family to come see your options in person. 

Shopping with your kids after Christmas can be a great source of entertainment for them throughout the winter break. Bond and experience the joy of the season as you explore creative and unique items that help build your family and home.

Movie Nights

It’s time for movie night! And if you are looking for a traditional activity with a bit of a new twist, think about an outside movie for the whole family. Make it more special by allowing each member of the family to choose which movie they’d like to watch on their designated day. And for the best in together-time enjoyment, you can even watch the movie from your hot tub or swim spa! Hang a bedsheet, set up a projector, and stage your backyard as your very own movie theater.

If it’s too cool outside, light the fireplace inside and gather some blankets and snacks. Make sure to stock up on popcorn for the ultimate movie experience. You can even make this a part of your regular family routine long after winter break is over. Set aside one night per month to watch a movie together. From comedies to kid movies, you’ll love the extra time together for your family.

Spa Days at Home

Are you looking for something a little extra special while the kids are on winter break? Create a spa day at home! A gorgeous Four Winds®, InnovaSpas®, BeWell® Spa, or Maple Spas® hot tub model is just what you need to bring the whole family together. 

Lean back in the luxury of warm, hydromassage. Hot tubs are great for relieving stress and muscle aches while taking in the beauty of nature around you. They also offer therapeutic benefits such as improved sleep, better circulation, and reduced anxiety levels. Spend any time of day enjoying each other’s company. 

You can even play some fun hot tub games with your loved ones, such as hot tub charades, guess that song (alternatively known as name that tune), hot potato, and hot tub trivia. Your kids will look forward to this special time with you.

Board Games

There are also plenty of board games that can foster fun conversations among all ages. Think classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue or even Uno. Family bonding while enjoying some friendly competition is also a great way to keep your kids entertained together. 

Lacking in the board game department? Spend an afternoon exploring your local toy store or checking out online reviews for modern board games that will engage everyone in your family. You can even make this shopping trip a family event and get your kids involved in the process.

Baking

Winter break is the perfect time to experiment with some fun baking activities with your children. From making your own gingerbread house to trying out a unique cookie recipe, there are endless activities they can get creative with while learning something new in the kitchen. 

You can even turn it into a competition and have kids make their own masterpieces. Try challenging them to use different ingredients and decorations. This could be a great way to get them involved and have fun over winter break. 

With some festive treats, music in the background, and lots of laughter along the way, baking can be an enjoyable experience for everyone, regardless of age. 

Craft Projects

If there’s one thing every young kid loves doing during winter break, it’s crafting projects with mom or dad. 

There are endless possibilities when it comes to crafts. Build birdhouses out of wood scraps left over from previous projects or make holiday decorations out of recycled materials like paper plates or egg cartons. 

At Bonnie & Clyde’s we are also pretty partial to gnomes! Try your hand at creating your own gnome at home from supplies you have lying around the house. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The sky is truly the limit when it comes to craft projects. All that matters is that you have fun doing them together as a family. 

Make the Most of Winter Break with Bonnie & Clyde’s

Winter break may be short, but there are many ways to promote family bonding during this special time of year. So don’t let winter break pass without making some lasting memories with your loved ones. With these tips and a little help from Bonnie & Clyde’s, you’re sure to have an enjoyable winter break this year.