Winter Break Fun for the Family!

Winter Break Fun for the Family!

The winter holiday break has arrived!  Our children’s excitement will soon be palpable and they will need plenty of activities to help them (and you) enjoy their break.

Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to practice pre-teaching and giving good directions.  Sharing a quick heads-up with our children regarding day-to-day routine changes and expectations during special events will increase their confidence.  Clear directions, with just a few simple steps for new activities, will increase their cooperation.

Below is a list of suggested activities for your family during your holiday break.  Enjoy!

Fun at home          


 String a garland of popcorn and cranberries for the tree   






 Bake cookies

Watch Christmas movies

Act out your favorite movie


Sip hot chocolate together

Make a gift for someone

Hang mistletoe 

Read Christmas stories

Write a letter to Santa at: Santa Claus, 325 S. Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, Alaska 99705

Bake holiday bread

Play Dance Tag to holiday music


Have a game day with hot cider and caramel corn

Fun About Town


Check out your Christmas tree farm options.

Take a holiday light tour in your neighborhood or someone else’s neighborhood.

Play in the snow at 5th St. Public Market on Friday and Saturday through December 23

Experience the twinkle of the season at the Village Green Christmas in Cottage Grove, Thurs.,Fri.,Sat., & Sun., thru  December 31, 2017.



Discover your inner scientist at The Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene. (The Science Factory participates in the Museums for All Program so families who show an EBT card and a valid photo ID get in for $1 each for up to 6 family members.) 

Meet the Snowy Owl at Cascade Raptor Center -32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 

Expand your family’s art appreciation at Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum.

Visit the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. (Also a participant in the Museums for All Program. For low income families, individual admission is $1 and family admission is $5.)

Go for a winter hike-Mt Pisgah, Spencer Butte, Dorris Ranch, Skinner Butte, Ridgeline Trail System.

Visit the Lowell Covered Bridge which is now covered with holiday lights!





Image: © Patryk Kosmider |


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Tish Bixby-Campbell
Tish began working for KITS in 2011 as a Parent Group Facilitator. Currently, she is a KITS Coach and works on the marketing team. Tish enjoys contributing to the improvement of families lives and giving kids the opportunity to develop skills that will cause them to thrive throughout their lives.


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