Indoor Fun for Kids
48 Simple Ways to Beat Boredom This Winter
Power's Out/ Rainy Day/ Snowy Day Ideas - 19 super-fun, super-easy ideas
Beat the Rainy Day Blahs - 6 more ideas
Time for a Scavenger Hunt - check out the tips for an indoor scavenger hunt
Toilet-Paper Tube Snowman Craft
Winter Crafts for Kids
Make a Sun Catcher!
Stamping with Vegetables
Race: Are We So Different?
Daily through Sunday, April 28 during regular museum hours
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Explore the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. This new exhibit features hands-on activities, 3-D animation, and more. Included with regular museum admission.
LEGO Travel Adventure
Daily through May 12, 2013
National Museum of Play at The Strong, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY
Hands-on LEGO and DUPLO building stations, racing ramps, tons of LEGO displays by LEGO Master Builders, and even a spot to take a photo of your own creation and email it to yourself or friends and family. Included with regular museum admission. Check out the ROCmomma review here.
Everyday is a Holiday
Saturday, February 16 is National Almond Day - make your own Almond Butter and spread it on sandwiches with sliced bananas and strawberries. Yum!
Sunday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day - get some inspiration here
Monday, February 18 is National Battery Day - send kids on a mission to find five toys that use batteries and bring them into one room; turn everything on and race toys that move on their own.
Tuesday, February 19 is Chocolate Mint Day - get the kids in the kitchen and make some Chocolate Mint Brownies
Wednesday, February 20 is Love Your Pet Day - what a great reason to visit Lollypop Farm or the Seneca Park Zoo
Thursday, February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day - bake a few batches, box them up, and help the kids deliver them to your neighbors.
Friday, February 22 is International World Thinking Day - this day started within the Girl Scouts, and it is a great excuse to visit the library and find out more about a foreign country. Ask each child to choose one country then find a book at the library. You could even tailor the dinner menu round the country or countries you researched.
Saturday, February 23 is National Banana Bread Day and Play Tennis Day - bake some Banana Bread, then work off the calories with a game of tennis. Can't get outside? Try balloon tennis, using paper plates as racquets.
Sunday, February 24 is National Tortilla Chip Day - Nachos, anyone?
I hope these ideas help during Winter Break. Stay warm, stay sane, and stay smiling. Have a great week, everyone! As always, thanks for reading.