By Melissa Lee

The holiday season can mean a bunch of different things to you and your families, but to those with kids, winter break and time off from school is on most of our minds. Though the holidays are a joyous time filled with family gatherings and delicious food, boredom can quickly set in during the break. If you find yourself struggling to find activities suitable for your children, check out some of Cupid’s ideas.

Head below to look over a few of Cupid’s parenting tips for this holiday season!

1. Volunteer: The holidays are bound to be one of the most exciting times of the year, and it’s mainly due to gifts and presents! Even if you and your families are fortunate enough to shower one another in gifts, try taking your kids to volunteer this year. Help out people in your community by contributing to a toy drive or a soup kitchen.

2. Have a holiday movie marathon: Snowy day preventing you and your kids from leaving the house? Never fear! Compile some of your favorite holiday movies, along with theirs. Sit everyone down in the living room and make a few yummy snacks, then spend the day in your pajamas and getting in the holiday spirit.

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3. Create a family time capsule: After teaching your children about what a time capsule is, have them pick out a few of their favorite holiday memories and write them on pieces of paper. Add in some photos, drawings, and hand written notes, then wrap it all up in a present for next year.

4. Pose for holiday cards: While it may be a running tradition in some family’s households, this is still a fun activity to do with you and your kids. Have everyone get dressed up (whether you want to do a serious card or a funny one is completely up to you!), and then sit down and pose for this year’s card. Send them out throughout December and don’t forget to save one for yourself!

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5. Make a gingerbread house: This idea is a classic that guarantees fun for the whole family. Either buy a gingerbread house set or bake some pieces from scratch, then have fun decorating the house the night before your favorite holiday. Even feel free to eat it after you’re done decorating!

What are some of your favorite activities to do with your kids during the holiday season? Share some of your thoughts below.