Winter Vacation Battle Plan

Photo: m01229 (Flickr)

Photo: m01229 (Flickr)

The thought of having the kids home for two weeks during the winter can send even the most seasoned childcare giver into a panic. Cold weather, shorter days, extra sugar, later bedtimes, and visiting relatives can be a challenge. But with a little pre-planning, you can provide your host kids with a vacation to remember.

Tips for a Fabulous Winter Vacation

  • Take advantage of your host children’s free time. Pull out your calendar and read Capital City Au Pair’s Winter Fun for DC Kids  post for hundreds of holiday and winter-themed events going on right here in DC.
  • Play tourist with your host kids. Again, use the free time to explore DC. (Use the DC Guides section to help.) We live in an amazing city.
  • Staying home for the day? APIA’s Pinterest boards have loads of winter fun and holiday crafts and activities.
  • Help the kids organize their toys and rooms with these suggestions. With mom and dad’s permission, perhaps your host kids can donate some of the toys they have outgrown. This will create more room for the new toys from Santa.

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