Our homeschooling winter break has officially started! Though practicing skills with last minute shopping, crafting, baking, parties, and parts in a Christmas play, the learning doesn’t stop.
Since studies won’t be mandatory, our thoughts can be focused on Christmas, fun, and playing Santa, (We decided when our oldest was young not to encourage a “belief” in Santa, but to encourage idea and play of Santa. We each draw a name and are responsible for filling that family members stocking, wrapping a gift or two and eating the cookies left out.)
Without lessons, my kids will no doubt be asking for extra computer time. I found these fun “Santa” sites for the kids to play on.
Track Santa on the map, play interactive games and more http://www.noradsanta.org/
Join Raymond the Reindeer for a tour of the North Pole, short stories, and interactive games http://www.northpole.com/
A wonderful selection of Christmas themed games http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/christmas/games.php
The “Naughty or Nice ” rating from this site may not be accurate because this is what Santa said about me, “Nicer than nice. A real champ! I was really proud of all the hard work that went towards changing those “naughty” habits of last year. Treated friends nicely and was exceptionally honest (which happens to be one of my favorite traits!) It’s amazing what a good old fashioned “I’m sorry!” can do for a rating. Keep up the good work!” http://www.claus.com/naughtyornice/index.php
Claus.com has many other activities including an updated North Pole weather forecast, attend “Elf School” and earn your diploma, and more activities http://www.claus.com/village.php
Christmas Jokes for Kids https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-jokes
All of our Christmas fun won’t be from the computer, but will come from just being together as a family. These game ideas are great for that special family time http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/printable-christmas-party-games-for-teens/
Have a Very Merry Christmas Break!
Great links! Thank you!
You’re welcome, Jess. Have a fun filled break!
Merry Christmas to you and your family too! We’re taking a break from our curriculum too. The printables will come in handy when meeting with cousins. 🙂
It makes my day when I hear that the links I find for us are being used by others! Thanks for telling me.
Thank YOU for sharing with us. 🙂
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Extra computer time? Sure, why not! Here’s a great list of free online Christmas games and activities for Christmas Break.
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