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25+ School Break Boredom Buster Ideas & Activities

Check out these 25+ free or low cost winter school break boredom buster ideas and activities for kids. A must read to avoid hearing the dreaded words, "I'm so bored!"

School Winter Break to our kids, means non-stop fun at least that is what they are expecting.

We know that’s not possible, especially because many parents still have to work while the kids are on break.

Not to mention, after the holidays money can be tight and patience running low for many parents.

So before you hear the dreaded words "I'm so Bored!" or "What are we going to do fun today? and to keep your children from spending too much time in front of the TV or with Video Games, I put together 25+ School Break Boredom Buster Ideas & Activities. Fun things to do right from the comfort of your own home or right here in Wyandotte. Many are low-cost and most are FREE! 

These activities can be done in a play group setting, just as a family or with friends.

FLOOR TIME ~ Play Legos and or Barbies with your kids!

JIGSAW PUZZLE ~ Work on putting a puzzle together individually & as a family.

MUSIC TIME ~ Turn up the music and dance!!

VIDEO CAMERA ~ Give the kids your video camera and let them make their own movies. They LOVE this!

PICTURE TIME ~ Give them their own camera and let them take pictures of themselves, things around the house, or even outside. I’m always fascinated at seeing photo’s from their perspective.

CHARADES ~ Play charades, put on a comedy/talent show.

LIBRARY – FREE! Check out some books, movies, video games and music.

Bacon Memorial Library – Wyandotte

BOOK STORE – My kids love visiting Ukazoo! ( new & used book store)

PAINTING CLASSES -

Pips Painting Pub – Wyandotte

POTTERY CLASS -

Pottery Creations – Wyandotte

ICE SKATING - Indoor or Outdoor Ice Skating

Yack Arena – Wyandotte

Southgate Arena

ROLLER SKATING ~ One of my favorites 

SKATELAND – Woodhaven

Admission: All Ages, most sessions, $5.00

http://www.skatelandfunzone.com/sessions.html

SLEEP OVER ~Let the kids invite some friends for a sleep over. (Movie, Junk Food, No Bedtime, Games, etc)

BOWLING ~ You know you love wearing those super stylish bowling shoes!

Indian Lanes – Wyandotte

Parkway Lanes – Trenton

There are several places to Bowl in the Downriver Area

BILLIARDS ~ Go shoot some pool.  

PLAY LOUNGE

Lollipop Play Lounge – Wyandotte (Ages 0-6)

PARKS ~ Check out one of our many Beautiful Metro Parks or Grab a hot chocolate from Tim Hortons and sit down at Bishop Park.

SALON ~ Go get a pedicure & manicure with the girls.

THEATER/MOVIES ~ Ticket prices cheaper during the day.

MOVIE NIGHT-IN ~ Popcorn, treats, comfy pj’s and a good family movie.

FAMILY Videos ~ Watch old family videos together (kids LOVE watching themselves)

GAME DAY ~ Get out the Board Games & Cards and set up game stations. Serve snacks & have fun!

BAKING ~ Bake and deliver treats to friends & family.

COOKING ~

  • Teach your kids how to make a simple meal
  • Make a meal/soup for a friend and deliver to them. Let the kids take the meal up to the door, they’ll love surprising someone with dinner.

CRAFTING TIME ~ Get all the craft supplies out, gather little odds and ends from around the house (look in the junk drawer), empty tissue boxes, & paper rolls, soup cans, etc. and let them create!

SLEDDING ~ If there is snow of course. (Check out our fun Winter Activities & Craft Board on Pinterest)

POOL ~ Community Indoor Pool

MUSEUM ~ Visit local museums,

Ford-MacNichol Home – Wyandotte – FREE

Ann Arbor Hands on Museum – $10

The Henry Ford $17 & $12.50

WATERPARK ~

Splash Universe – Full & Half Day Pass -General Admission $31.95 $24.95 -Spectator $6.95 $6.95

BOUNCE HOUSE ~ Let the kids burn some energy at an indoor bounce house.

Bouncing Off The Walls – Wyandotte

CHUCK E CHEESE ~ Never gets old for our little ones (including the germs in those places so lots of hand washing).

SHOP/Visit the Mall

GREAT LAKES CROSSING has a fun arcade/play area for kids & Rainforest Cafe

PETTING FARM ~

Heritage Park, Taylor -Barn is heated

ZOO ~ The Detroit Zoo can be enjoyed in the Winter too. 

So there you have it 25+ ideas to keep your children entertained during their break from school.  

Coming soon, 25+ ideas to help you recover from your kids being home from school for two weeks.... kidding ;)

Happy School Break Days to you!

~Betty

Bacon & Kids

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