Many public schools are quickly approaching the time, of year when they will be on winter break. This is usually a one to two week time period. Some homeschoolers tend to follow a different schedule, and can take as many as three weeks off during the month of December, or in some cases homeschoolers will take the entire month off. Keeping your children busy during their winter break can seem very difficult. With a little bit of advance planning, you will have no problem. Below you will find some unique ideas for your homeschoolers winter break.
Plan a trip for homeschoolers
You can start by finding a fun trip for your homeschooler during their time off. Of course since this is during the end of the year you may have a tight budget. There are however plenty of things that you can find locally for them to do. If there is a ski resort within close distance to your home, you can plan a fun weekend trip for you, and your children.
If your kids really enjoy camping out, they may enjoy having an indoor campout during the winter months. Of course this does not have to last through the entire break time. You can plan it for just a few days, or one day. There are small tents that you can purchase at your local Wal-Mart store. One to two person tents will work just fine. You can then set up a few tents right in the comfort of your living room. To make it appear even more authentic you can also set up a few camping lights around the room, and keep the house lights off as you approach the evening hours. Plan to have plenty of snacks on hand for the kids, and get rid of bedtime if you have one. When you are part of a campout you will want it to last for as long as possible. You can give them the entire camping experience just indoors.
Find local winter activities
Starting in the month of November there are plenty of local activities open for the kids. Check, and see if your local recreation center has any special events for the winter months, or if there is a local ice skating rink. Checking in advance will help to save time. The one thing you do not want to do is wait until your children are bored and then start frantically looking around for activities for them.