Your children are buzzing with excitement, home from school for two weeks, hopped up on sugary Christmas treats, and buzzing with anticipation for the bounty that will be theirs come Christmas morning. Your money's all tied up in the whirlwind of the holiday season, so what can your family do for free that will be fun and you and your children? There are plenty of ideas waiting for you online.
Your children are buzzing with excitement, home from school for two weeks, hopped up on sugary Christmas treats, and buzzing with anticipation for the bounty that will be theirs come Christmas morning. Your money’s all tied up in the whirlwind of the holiday season, so what can your family do for free that will be fun and you and your children? There are plenty of ideas waiting for you online.
The world wide web is chock full of things to print, directions to follow, and games to play that are free for everyone to enjoy. Introduce your children to the resources that let them search for fun things to do that are safe for them to enjoy. Bookmark some promising sites, and they’ll soon discover many of the fun, free things online for them to do.
Printable coloring pages:
Coloring books are particularly well-suited for printing from the web, where they are now referred to as coloring pages. It’s easy to search for free online coloring books related to things that already hold your kids’ interest, like their favorite cartoon characters. At Crayola’s website, their free pages are organized into categories, such as animals, vehicles, Disney characters, and appropriately for the season, holiday-themed pages. There are also designs that can be cut out and turned into puppets, paper jewelry and dioramas.
Arts and crafts ideas for free
The fun to be had on the Web isn’t just limited to things you can print. If you have basic art supplies, there are many websites that provide step by step instructions for creating all kinds of arts and crafts projects. You can make your own refrigerator magnets. Make a Santa Claus puppet out of a paper bag. Pimp out an old pair of shoes with sequins, glitter and glue. Introduce them to beading or origami, which will teach them patience and focus.
It may take a trip to the art supplies store to create a craft project if you don’t already have a collection that includes crayons, paint, markers, pencil crayons, construction paper, glue, tape, scissors, etc. If your child is so inclined, simply having these creative materials on hand may enable your child to create something.
Online Games For Free
The artistic muse is a temperamental thing, though. Inspiration may not always available to summon. If your children are not occupied with expensive gaming systems, or if they are looking for some new thing to fool around with, they can search among thousands of free games for kids available online. A search for free kids games will give you countless options in seconds. You can steer your children away from violent games by bookmarking sites that exclude them, or even by leaving them open in the browser on your desktop for your children to find.
No matter which activity your family ends up preferring, parents and kids can use the Web to find plenty of free things to do during the Winter Break. Think about what they like to do and what they are good at, and you’ll certainly be able to find something that you both can enjoy.
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