If you are taking time off for the holidays, you may be looking for some fun printables to keep kids occupied during Christmas break. The beauty of homeschooling is the ability be flexible in our schedules and what constitutes a break. We do not have to follow a traditional school year. Some districts require 180 days, but they don’t tell you when those days need to exactly start or end by. I have spoken with many families who school year round so they can take more time off during holidays, or for vacations.
Others follow the traditional school schedule, which is usually 2 weeks off of school during Christmas break. I have some friends that take off the entire month of December! I am leaning that way myself, but we like to take more breaks throughout the year. Regardless of what amount of school you take off, we are always looking for ways to keep our kids engaged and busy even if they aren’t working on formal school.
Taking a break is always an important thing to do. We take lots of mini breaks throughout the year, a day here, a day there, for appointments or field trips. Those days can really add up so it’s hard for me to take a few weeks off at one time in the middle of the year. Christmas is full of busy parties and events, homeschool, family, church and extra curricular activities and performances. It can be hard to get the regular amount of school work done, so it just makes sense to take time off during this busy season. Plus, its so important for mom to get a break. It’s hard to enjoy the kids when you are trying to do school along with all of the back and forth activities. Taking a break is great for your sanity, and helps you to be a happier mama creating great memories with your children.
There are always lots of things that I need to work on around the house, with housework, and my own blogging jobs, as well as baking, cooking, gift wrapping, making gifts etc. I like to find things that can help keep my kids occupied that I don’t have to teach, and that I don’t have to be there to oversee. I love to gather up free printables that I can pull out for them to do when we have a busy day at home. I like to keep them in folders and just surprise them with new ones each day. It’s a lot of fun, and gives them something to look forward to during Christmas break.
You are really going to enjoy these fun printables to keep your kids occupied during Christmas break:
We have gathered up lots of different printables and themes to delight any child! There are themed printables, christmas cards, printable games, coloring pages, activity packs and more!
Christmas Cards, Printables to Color and Create:
Christmas Symbols Adult Coloring and Notebooking Unit – This notebooking unit shares the most common stories and traditions related to popular Christmas symbols. You will learn about the history of these symbols along with challenging adult coloring style pages.
Printable Christmas Games:
Christmas Story Charades – This fun game includes sixteen parts of the Christmas story along with corresponding verses from Matthew and Luke to act out with your family. Available to print in black and white or color. It is an instant download.
We have tons of other fun Christmas and winter themed printables and crafts that will keep your kids busy for the rest of the year:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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