Winter Break

Make a Skating Rink in Your Backyard

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A classic winter activity for the those of us who live north of the 39th parallel or so. (And have a backyard) Setting up a rink in your own backyard is a great way to teach kids to skate and promotes outdoor play in these colder months when the television is just that much more… Read More »

Hold a Paper Airplane Competition

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Elevate the paper airplane from in-class bad behaviour staple to winter break star So how do you make a morning or afternoon of paper airplane competition? Study the YouTube videos and try out multiple airplane models Once your group of competitors has settled on a model  they like, everyone makes their own. (Or, if someone… Read More »

Do It: Explore Your City With Your Kids

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Throughout the Winter Break, we’re rounding up some of our greatest ideas for things to do. So it’s Winter Break and you’re stuck in your city instead of a tropical resort. Big deal. Being stuck in your city isn’t a bad thing. In fact, we don’t even want you to use the word “stuck” when… Read More »

Do It: Go to the Movies

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Throughout the Winter Break, we’re rounding up some of our greatest ideas for things to do. Winter Break is when we traditionally catch up on our movie-watching. And if you’re not sure which movie to see in the theatre or rent, let our group of pint-sized film critics and their parents break it down for… Read More »

Happy Holidays to All You Beautiful Families in Bunchland

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What families are up to this Christmas photo from Mikael in Copenhagen via Flickr photo  from Flickmor taken the streets of Riobamba, in the Ecuador Andes, via Flickr photo from hmmlargeheart via Flickr photo from lets.book via Flickr

Do It: Music, Movie and Book Lists for Families

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Ideas for Winter Break fun are coming at you daily over the next two weeks. We’ll also be rounding up some of Bunchland’s greatest ideas. If we do say so ourselves, we have impeccable taste in music, movies and books. Here are some lists of suggested titles to keep you and yours entertained over the… Read More »

Christmas Pranks

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Pranks are a treasured family holiday tradition Sometimes the family Christmas prank is…indescribable. There’s something about the holidays that makes us act a little silly. Maybe it’s because we finally get to release all the stress that has been building up, loosen our ties (and belts) and just kick back for a few days. The… Read More »

Do It: Iron Chef Competition, Lego Towns, Scavenger Hunts and More

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Ideas for Winter Break fun are coming at you daily over the next two weeks. We’ll also be rounding up some of Bunchland’s greatest ideas. Most families get not one, but two breaks to look forward to each year: one in winter and one in March. Earlier this year, we published our super-duper-awesome Bunchland Guide… Read More »

The Best Christmas Windows

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The most unique holiday window displays from around the globe If you live in any of these cities (or if any of them are a manageable drive away), we recommend bundling up and going to check them out in person, as the following photos and videos really won’t do them justice. Here are the ones… Read More »

Make a Pomander for Winter Solstice

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Warm up the darkest day of the year with this winter break craft for kids Today, December 21, is the shortest day of the year. So it definitely has to be a cold, dark, depressing day where everyone mopes around and then goes to bed early, right? Wrong! The Winter Solstice is a time of… Read More »

Do It: Cake Pops, Pancakes and Other Yum in the Tum Recipes

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Ideas for Winter Break fun are coming at you daily over the next two weeks. We’ll also be rounding up some of Bunchland’s greatest ideas. Winter Break is a great time to try out a recipe you keep meaning to make but put off when life gets too hectic. Now you can set aside a… Read More »

diy wrapping paper and cards: potato stamp for christmas tree card

How to Make DIY Wrapping Paper and Cards

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Make great looking gifts from recycled materials and things you find around the house. Wrapping Paper For the paper itself, use old newspapers, tissue paper (from your recent purchases perhaps)  or blue prints. You can acquire old blue prints by calling up a local contractor. Pro tip: Make sure you use the Arts & Life… Read More »

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