One of my favorite holiday songs is "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas." As my children are older, I better relate to the line in the song, "and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again." Wow! I get it now. If you are anything like me you look forward to and dread school breaks all at the same time.
My wife and I are always looking for something to keep ourselves and the kids entertained. The problem is that many things can break the bank really fast. I often search the internet for free or low cost ideas of what we can do. Below is something I found - a school break life preserver from one parent to another! Some ideas may be a little "elementary" for high school students, but it often surprises me what we can get students to do for elementary style rewards - they are still kids at heart.
Here are a blog's 100 ideas of free (or nearly free) things to do over winter break:
Happy holidays and enjoy your family time!
Ryan Dumkrieger is the principal of Sioux City North High School.