For many places around the country, this Friday is the last day of school before winter break. The first few days will most likely go smoothly. However, there comes a time when those dreaded words may escape from your children's lips--I'm bored. So we noodlers would like to pose the question: What tips can you offer for keeping children entertained during the holidays?
Me, you ask? Prior to the big day, I enlist my daughter's help with baking cookies and wrapping presents. We also rent movies that we wanted to see during the year but haven't had time to watch. And my little nuclear family usually goes to my parents' home in Louisiana, where we spend time with family and friends.
P.S. One sure fire way I've found to prevent the "I'm bored" whine is to fire back with "Good, then you can clean _________ (fill in your room, the bathroom, the kitchen, etc.)!"