popular topics in winter

  • Winter Printables
    Winter Fun Checklist
    From simple pleasures to exciting excursions for all ages, this winter fun checklist is a sure-fire way to cure your child's cabin fever. Print it off to hang on your fridge, and check each activity off as you go along. ...
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    Winter Crafts and Activities
    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. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Winter
    Winter Movies Quiz
    Whether the weather outside is frightful or you just find winter delightful, see how much you know about the movies in which winter plays a starring role. ...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Solstice
    Winter Solstice
    December 21st -- the Winter Solstice -- is the shortest day of the year. See what you know about how different cultures celebrated this day. ...
  • School and Learning
    Animals
    Slumberville or Hungerville? Animals in Winter
    Do your kids wonder how animals survive harsh old man winter? Take the quiz and find out how much you know. ...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Solstice
    No Sun for You! The Winter Solstice Quiz
    We're seeing less and less of the sun these days. Do you know why? Take our quiz. ...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Solstice
    Winter Solstice Traditions Quiz
    Take this quiz and shed some light on how different cultures celebrated the shortest day of the year. ...
  • Holiday Coloring Pages Printables
    Snowman Cut and Color
    Celebrate winter with this printable coloring sheet starring a snowman. ...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Making a Terrarium
    Making a Terrarium Handiwords A terrarium is a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow. Creating a terrarium – a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow – is a super activity to begin during the...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Snow Bricks
    Snow BricksMaterials Loaf panDirections Pack snow into a loaf pan. (If the snow is powdery, sprinkle a little water on it before packing it into the pan.) Turn the pan upside down and tap the bottom lightly to release the brick. Use snow bricks t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Fox and Geese
    Fox and GeeseDirections This game requires four or more players and a large, open area of unspoiled snow. Stomp a big circle in the snow and two intersecting paths through the middle of the circle. Where the paths meet, stomp out a small safe zon...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Button, Button
    Button, ButtonMaterials Snow Snowballs Colored buttonDirections This game requires four or more players. Make a number of snowballs one fewer than number of players you have. Hide a brightly colored button inside one of the snowballs. Choose one ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Snow Globe
    Snow GlobeMaterials Small baby food jar with lid Glue gun Small toys or ornaments that fit into the jar Water Gold or silver glitter 1/4-inch ribbonDirections Using a hot glue gun, glue ornaments or small toys to the inside of a baby food jar lid...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Outdoor Games
    Target Practice
    Target PracticeMaterials Scissors Old sheet or blanket Clothespins Clothesline or rope Snowballs Needle and thread (optional)Directions Cut three or four holes, each about twelve inches in diameter, in an old sheet or blanket. Fasten this target ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

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