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8 Fun Activities to Fight Boredom Over Winter Break

By the second week of winter break, kids are getting frighteningly close to uttering those dreaded words no parent wants to hear- “I’m BORED!” As the newness of Christmas presents wears off and there aren’t as many activities to keep them busy, check out this list of fun things to do in Philly and the Northern New Jersey Shore during winter break.

Special Winter Break Programming at the Please Touch Museum

A day trip to this local museum is a fun outing to fill a day during winter break. Stick around to enjoy some of the museum’s special winter break programming. Hear a wintry story time or check out their Daniel Tiger exhibit.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Kimmel Center

The Nutcracker is still on stage at the Kimmel Center. Plan a day to learn about Russian composer Tchaikovsky and then take in the ballet as a family. Boys and girls alike will love this time honored ballet full of adventure and excitement.

Annie at the Walnut Street Theater

Everyone loves Annie! Follow along with this loveable redhead on her adventures to find a forever home in this production of the touching story of Annie.

Snow Activities

Check out this video for some fun snow themed ideas to do indoors with kids. Make a snowman out of glittery snow dough. Get everyone off the couch for a fun game of snowball toss. These ideas are sure to keep everyone entertained for hours.

Disney on Ice at the Wells Fargo Center

Watch your favorite Disney characters take to the ice at this event. Plan a family night out and delight every Disney fan in your household with this event combining storytelling and figure skating.

Make a New Year’s Cake

Vasilopita is a New Year’s cake that is eaten by children every year in Greece. A coin is hidden in the cake for one lucky member of each family to find. Have your children help bake this delicious cake recipe. Wrap a large coin (to avoid a choking hazard) with aluminum foil and place inside the unbaked cake. Your family will have fun anxiously awaiting the discovery of the coin with each piece of cake.

Aladdin a Musical Panto at People’s Light

Join Aladdin and his friends for adventure when they happen upon a magical lamp. This funny musical will be a delight for your children.

Make a New Year’s Wishing Wand

Set aside some time to get out the supplies for this craft. Prepare for the upcoming New Year’s celebrations by making these cute wands. Your children can share their wishes for the new year while making these fun keepsakes.

We hope your winter break involves minimal boredom and maximum fun with the help of these ideas

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