Disclosure: Today’s post is a sponsored post for Groza Learning Center. However, all thoughts are 100% my own.
Winter break is coming soon and while the kids are super excited about it, it doesn’t mean that this is going to be a three-week vacation without anything education going on. Not in my house anyways!
We will have time for fun and do some fun Christmas activities like a gingerbread house or train and go to see Santa and possibly Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, but we are also going to spend this time focusing on some of the educational things they may be struggling with at school and learning some new things to help them get a little ahead.
So, today, I’m going to share with you some of the ways that I plan to incorporate education into my kid’s winter break in case you needed a few ideas.
Let’s get started.
Print Out Printables for them to Do During the Day
I am a big fan of printing off educational printables for the kids to use. We used to use workbooks, but I haven’t stocked back up on those yet and they often don’t have all the relevant things that we need, so printables allow me to print off sheets that pertain to what they are working on at school.
While there are plenty of resources available for educational printables my favorite choice right now is Education.com. They do have a paid plan that gives you more features, but the basic free plan covers our needs for right now.
Send them to an Educational Facility or Provider
Obviously, it would be impossible for me to take a three-week vacation from work. Therefore, after Christmas, my boys will go to a sitter during the weekdays for the hours of school to allow me to keep my businesses running and to ensure that they are doing educational stuff during the day.
This suggestion is great for working parents who have to work during the winter break, but don’t want to just hire the standard sitter who won’t interact with the kids or have them doing anything other than playing all day.
Play Educational Games with Them
As many of you already know, I am big on educational games in my home. In fact, the majority of the games my boys own have an educational spin to them.
Educational games can be fun for the entire family, make the kids feel like they are just having fun, and sneak in some learning.
Take them on Educational Field Trips
Lastly, but certainly not least, take your kids on educational field trips. In my area, Christmas Town is a great place for this. The kids can learn about the different animals, learn different skills such as painting, while also indulging in fun activities such as riding rides, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and seeing Christmas plays. Other places to consider would be the ice skating rink, local museums, and local theatres.
In my case, since I’m a work at home mom, it gives me a chance to get out of the house and clear my head of work while also giving the entire family a chance to bond and learn together.
Final Thoughts on Incorporating Education into Your Kids Winter Break
Overall, winter break can still be fun for the kids while also giving you the peace of mind that they are still doing educational things. I hope the tips that I have provided above can help you reach a balance between education and fun this holiday break.
How do you keep your kids focused on education during the winter break? Make sure to tell us in the comments section below!
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