With the holidays just around the corner, kids across the country are about to be home from school for the break.
When the winter weather prevents them from playing outside, here are some top activities to keep connected kids entertained and enriched during school breaks.
Virtual Visits & Experiences
If you’ve never checked out Airbnb Experiences, don’t wait another day! These virtual, personal experiences are a unique way to spend time together as a family.
Here are a few family experiences that come highly rated, but be sure to check out the site for a full listing:
- Bake with a Chef – Chunky New York Style Cookies
- Learn and Train with Samurai in Tokyo
- Make Origami Cranes Together
Boston Children’s Museum – Museum at Home
Bring the magic of the museum into your home with Boston Children Museum’s virtual experience. Access hundreds of activities covering music, engineering, science, art, and more – all filterable by age and category.
San Diego Zoo – Wildlife Explorers
Check-in on live cameras in some of San Diego Zoo’s most popular animal enclosures including the panda cam, the tiger cam, and the hippo cam.
And while you’re there, download some printable coloring pages, or instructions to make a “beary” cute ornament for your Christmas tree.
Design & Discover
In the virtual design lab, kids can draw their big ideas – a pencil that makes your handwriting perfect, a flying bed, a robot librarian helper – and then submit them to a global community where they can be expanded upon and celebrated with stickers.
Explore earth and space through a variety of online games, activities, and videos. Or print one of the dozens of craft or experiment templates available, complete with written and video instructions, so your air-powered balloon rocket launch is a success.
With brain-boosting games and a library of engaging videos about science, history, animals, travel, and more, the Nat Geo Kids site is worth bookmarking for inclement weather days.
Speaking of which, check out the personality quiz section to learn what type of weather you are.
GoNoodle says their mission is simple: “be a force of joy, health, and self-discovery for kids and the adults who love them.” Get the kids off the couch and onto their feet with loads of movement-based learning activities.
Check out guided dances that range from math (Lines and Angles) to mental health (Mood Walk) and everything in between. GoNoodle is also available as an app for iOS and Android.
Classes, Camps & Clubs
“Let kids’ curiosity run wild with classes and groups on any topic you can imagine.” Support your kids’ passions and hobbies by signing them up for classes with like-minded instructors and classmates.
Outschool offers classes on everything – more than 140,000 interactive online classes and counting!
Browse Funbrain by grade (Pre-K through 8) or type (games, videos, books) to find hundreds of free educational experiences that help develop math, reading, and problem-solving skills. Easy to navigate with high-quality visual appeal, Funbrain provides an enriching and entertaining virtual learning environment.
There’s no shortage of online educational and enriching activities for your kids this winter break. But these connected activities require a great (and weather-resistant!) Internet connection. Our customers enjoy all of these online activities with a reliable and fast connection. That means no buffering and no lagging! If you don’t already have GoNetspeed, there’s still time to make sure you and your connected kids are set up for success this winter break! To get started, go to gonetspeed.com/getstarted or chat with our super friendly customer service team.