17 Things To Do During Winter Break
Our winter break lasts 17 days so this is the “homework” I plan to send home to my parents.
No particular order…
- Visit a public library. Find a wordless picture book (the librarian can help) and retell the story. If possible check out the book so everyone in the family can retell the book their own way.
- Visit a nearby park and play. Try to find a park you have never been to before.
- Send a letter to a grandparent or other family member via the mail. Learn how to address the envelope. Visit the post office to mail it if possible.
- Ask your Mom or Dad what is their favorite wild animal. Research the animal together and write 5 facts about the animal
- Write a fictional story about the wild animal you researched (see above)
- Make a picture sequence of one day. You can draw the pictures or use a camera. Put all the pictures in order and label them 1st, 2nd 3rd etc.
- Visit a Zoo, Aquarium, Arboretum or Museum. Take pictures to share with the class
- Bake something with your family. Bonus: share what you make with a neighbor.
- The answer is 14 cookies. What is the problem. Create several word problems that have an answer of 14 cookies.
- Pick any fiction book. Write a new ending to the story.
- Make a word web about yourself.
- Practice a fire drill at your house. Discuss multiple ways out, your meeting place and the most important rule: Get out, stay out!
- Insect Hunt: Find as many insects as possible (might need to visit an area with more nature than your house.) Draw and label your favorite insect.
- Write a note to a firefighter or policeman telling them that you appreciate them keeping us safe. Deliver it to them!
- Make a map of your neighborhood. Then look at your house on Google Earth and compare it to your map.
- Collect 100 of something (pennies, toys, leaves, acorns, etc)
- Measure things in your house. You can use a tape measure or a non-standard unit of measuring such as a shoe, stick or block. Make a list of the things you measure from shortest to longest.
- Play a board game with your family