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Fun activities for the holiday break

When you hear "I'm bored," try one of these engaging activities this winter break.

Make a family cookbook

Your child can practice valuable skills and you can make a memorable gift when you create a family cookbook together.

Rolling in dough: Make your own Play-Doh

Help your kindergartner master measurements with this pliable project.

Waxing poetic: Create crayon ornaments

Turn your preschooler's favorite writing utensil into a colorful keepsake.

Scene-stealer: Craft a holiday story diorama

Fourth- and fifth-graders bring favorite seasonal stories to life with a miniature set.

Dated decoration: Create a custom-made calendar

Help your first-grader discover the meaning (and math) of December.

A fragrant lesson

Help first- and second-graders celebrate the holidays (and learn about the spice wars!) with delicious-smelling decorations.

Passion for fashion: Create homemade lapel pins

Your second- or third-grader can discover wearable art with this chic activity.

Preserving your family stories

A family gathering during the holidays is an ideal time to record your family's stories.

Parents' choice holiday guide

We asked Parents' Choice, the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's toys, to recommend great gifts for this holiday season.

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