Holiday/Winter Break Fun Guide

While the holiday season and school break can be filled with wonder, joy, and excitement for families, others may feel stressed with the flurry of activities and also pressed to figure out how to entertain children when they are out of school.  In the spirit of simplicity and inspiring fun, memory making, and boredom-free days here are some ideas to consider in our Holiday/Winter Break Fun Guide:

Get Outside!

Feeling cooped up? How about getting outside together to enjoy a variety of fun activities:


Letter Boxing

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games

20+ Fun Activities To Do In The Snow

12 Great Outdoor Winter Activities For Kids

50 Essential Winter Activities


Get Crafty!

Crafting can be a fabulous way to connect with children. Also grandparents, aunts, uncles and loved ones will treasure handmade items from them. Check out these websites for some fun and easy craft ideas:

Top 38 Easy and Cheap DIY Christmas Crafts Kids Can Make

 18 Easy Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Gifts

 Easy Christmas Crafts

Easy To Make Christmas Decorations

12 Thanksgiving and Christmas Crafts for Kids

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

11 Simple Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

New Years Crafts

New Years Crafts


Game On!

Okay, so crafting is not your cup of tea.  Consider having a game night with your children!

15 Fun & Cheap Family Game Night Ideas & Board Games

Family Game Night: 5 Ideas Using Only Paper and Pencil

Family Games

Family Game Night Ideas


Baking from the Heart

Baking is another fabulous way to bond with your children! Don’t forget to include them in the clean up!

Creative and Fun Christmas Recipes For Kids

Holiday Recipes For Kids

Healthy Holiday Kids Treats


In the Spirit of Giving

Are you and your children feeling the weight of the world? Despite the idea of “goodwill to all men,” there is much sadness in the world that is hard for all of us to understand. How about helping our children (and ourselves) by doing something kind for someone else? 

5 Holiday Charity Ideas For Kids

Here Are 15 Things You Can Do When The World Feels Like A Terrible Place

9 Ways To Teach Your Child About Charity


Hugs and Kisses

Most importantly, no matter what your plans are or how crazy these next few weeks become, don’t forget to simply cuddle with your children.  This will bring peace to your heart and theirs.

It’s Science: The Benefits of Hugging Your Child Often

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving And Receiving Hugs

9 Reasons You Must Cuddle Your Kids

The Shocking Truth Behind Hugs


All of us at the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!