Winter break is only a few weeks away. It’s time to start planning what you can do with your kids. Planning can save you time and help you prepare. Ready for a fun list of winter break activities for 2021? Let’s jump in.
Winter Break Dates For The Tri-County Area:
Broward County: December 20 – December 31, 2021
Miami-Dade County: December 20-December 31, 2021
Palm Beach County: December 23-December 31, 2021
Check out some of these local activities and at-home activities.
Local Activities in South Florida
- Garden of Lights at Flamingo Gardens
- Winter Wonderland at Plantation Historical Museum
- Downtown in December
Palm Beach County
- Zoo Lights at the Palm Beach Zoo
- Delray Beach Holiday Village
- Holiday Boat Parade (before winter break)
At-Home Activities To Try This Winter
- Movie night: Choose a winter-themed movie; make your family’s favorite treats and enjoy!
- Pajama day: Spend a day in pajamas.
- Scavenger hunt: Put together a list of things for your child(ren) to find throughout your home.
- Arts & Crafts: Check out our Winter Arts & Crafts blog for some ideas.
- Baking: Get together all of the ingredients for your favorite baked treats.
- Show and Tell: Have your kid(s) pick out some of their favorite toys, books, or anything else, and explain what they like about it.
- Hot chocolate: Find your favorite hot chocolate recipe and make some together. Don’t forget the marshmallows.
During all of these activities, you can promote language and communication by commenting on your surroundings and having your child(ren) also comment on what they see. You can point out colors, numbers, and objects and have your child(ren) point to the colors and objects or name them and count out things they see or point to numbers. You can also work on fine motor skills during arts and crafts and baking and gross motor skills during the scavenger hunt. Finding these opportunities for teachable moments can help with learning skills and generalization.
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