With winter break coming up many parents are looking for activities to keep their kids busy. It could also be a great opportunity for a parent to spend some quality one on one time with their child. Here are a few fun mother-daughter activities for winter break.
Quite a few cities have outdoor skating rinks open during the winter season. Where I live we are fortunate to have two to choose from. There is the downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, located at the Westfield Downtown Plaza at 7th and K Streets. It currently costs $8 for a two hour skating session, plus $2 for skate rentals. Afterward you could head over to the Plaza for hot chocolate or lunch. Historic Folsom also has an outdoor rink and for a two hour session it currently costs $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors and kids 12 and under. There is an additional $2 charge for skate rental.
On cold winter days curling up on the couch in front of a fire watching movies can be a perfect way to spend the day. If you are craving yummy movie theater popcorn, there are several kid friendly movies coming out in theaters in December. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is set to be released on December 10th. Tron: Legacy and Yogi Bear come out on December 17th. The day could be complete with a mother-daughter lunch.
Another fun mother-daughter outing could be a day of pampering at a spa, or salon. Maybe a new haircut, or a manicure and a pedicure. If you are on a tight budget you could do each others nails at home and style one another’s hair in a new way. This is a great activity because it will allow mother and daughter time to talk.
Mothers and daughters can take advantage of the after Christmas sales and get some good deals. It is a great opportunity to use any gift cards they may have got for the holidays. There is time to talk and have fun picking out clothes for one another.
Most major cities have a ballet company that puts on a Nutcracker show. Going to the ballet will give mother and daughter a chance to dress up and share a magical holiday ballet performance. The Sacramento Ballet has several performances throughout December at the Community Center Theater. Tickets range from $12 to $65 for most performances.