Monday, December 22, 2008

They'll be Home for Christmas

The kids are out of school for the holidays!


So--you're busy wrapping presents, cleaning the house, baking cookies, and making travel arrangements, and they're whining, "Mom, I'm bored!"

No worries.

When snow days have you all cooped up inside and you just need a little peace and quiet, here are some great winter activities for the kids.

Oh, and if you need a little holiday boost, these will put you in the right spirit, too!

Now is a good time to remind the kids that Santa is watching

And you know what? Mom can text him if you are acting up. Yes, really--Santa is on TWITTER!
They can also Tweet him themselves with gift requests.

Are your kids on the Naughty or Nice list?
Let them "check twice" here (and also find a link to animate the disco-dancing Santa pictured above).

Games to Charm A Kid's Heart
Little ones can make some merry music with Christmas Bells, while their siblings learn about Hannukah piecing together the Animated Dreidel Jigsaw Puzzle. Older kids, and Mom, will find Christmas Mahjong challenging (tip: the 2nd and 4th tile sets are the toughest!).

Where's Waldo Santa?
Search for Santa along his route by checking out the daily clues, and Enter the Sweepstakes while you're there! Then try your hand at some holiday Trivia, or try making matches in Mix-Up Memory. In this Concentration-style game, the faster you make the matches, the higher your points.

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