Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids, Cures for Cabin Fever - FamilyEducation

Winter Break

Are your kids bored and bickering? Don't despair! Your family will love our winter wonderland of cures for cabin fever. Find indoor and outdoor winter break fun activities to keep your kids happy and busy all winter long.

14 Fun Activities for Winter Break

This winter, don't despair when snow days and holidays leave you with a house full of bored and bickering kids. These fun winter-break activities will keep your children occupied and happy both indoors and out – throughout the frosty season! read more

7 Winter Outdoor Learning Activities

Whether you've got snow or palm trees in your backyard, get yourself out there for some fun outdoor activities. When you're done with these, find ten more ideas for outside winter activities. read more

9 Snow-Themed Crafts and Activities

Does your child have the winter blues? Bust his cabin-fever by having a little fun with snow. Create some wintry crafts and make some goodies that incorporate that fluffy white stuff we all love this time of year. read more

Best Indoor Activities for Winter Break

Are you looking for ways to keep your child entertained over winter break? These indoor activities will keep your child from going stir-crazy, and will help you maintain your sanity! This Printable Winter Fun Checklist is also full of ideas. read more

Caribbean Travel Destinations

Plan a family vacation to the Caribbean. Visit all-inclusive resorts, swim along pristine beaches, or take a family-friendly cruise. read more

Ice Candles

Ice CandlesAge: Preschool and upTime: About 20 minutesType of Activity: Back yard fun Materials needed: Small plastic tub or bucket (a summer beach pail is the ideal size). Tin can or small plastic cup. A few strategically placed ice candles can turn your backyard into a winter's evening wonderland. Ice candles are easy to make, and best of all, cost next to nothing. The trick read more

Learning About Snow

Learning About SnowSnowflakes and kids are made for each other. You can use your children's natural curiosity about snow as a gateway into scientific exploration. Here's a primer. Where does snow come from? As a child, my grandmother used to tell me that snowflakes were pieces of clouds shaken loose when the angels danced with God. Her explanation was at least partly correct. Snow crystals are born in the clouds when water vapor freezes on a particle of dust, a floating bit of bacteria, or another solid material. read more

Snow Sculptures

Snow SculpturesAge: Preschool and upTime: 1 hour or moreType of Activity: Back yard fun Materials needed: read more

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games

Just because it's cold and snowy, it doesn't mean you have to stay inside! Winter weather can be a great excuse to round up everyone in your neighborhood and get outside for some fresh air and exercise. So bundle up, and try these outdoor winter group activities and games. read more

Top Family Outings for Winter Break

With the kids on school vacation, it can be hard keeping them entertained. Check out these great family activities that are sure to beat winter boredom! Whether you like to stay inside out of the cold, or you enjoy venturing out, we've got something to suit everybody. read more

Winter Activities

Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back inside! read more

Winter Craft Activities for Kids

Are the kids getting restless from being cooped up indoors? If playing in the snow has lost its charm, try making some of these creative crafts with your kids to break their cabin fever. read more

Working Parents and the Holidays

Working Parents and the HolidaysOne of the great things about being a kid is the number of vacation days you get. One of the not-so-great things about being a working parent is figuring out how to accommodate those you don't get -- like the days between Christmas and New Year's, for example. What strategies might work for you? read more