Posts Tagged ‘Break Activities.’

How to Spend Your New Year’s Eve Toting Kids

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, not too many people immediately think of bringing in the holiday toting your kids around. However, if you’re like most people with youngin’s that are still living at home, you can still enjoy the festivities with children of all ages. In this week’s blog, we share some ideas that you might be able to use to make it to 2017 without pulling out your hair in the process.

Once the month of December winds down, and you top it off with a great party to say goodbye to the previous year, it’s great to help your children understand what everyone’s celebrating. Give your kids something to look forward to like improving their self-esteem; school work acts of kindness. Remember to guide your children to understand it’s out with the old and in with the new!

*One thing you can do is blow up some generic balloons and write different time on them leading up to the ball dropping. For instance, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 P.M. on separately on each balloon. With every hour have the children pop the balloon with a dart. Popping balloons will not only keep them awake until midnight, but it’s also a whole lot more fun than hearing “Is it time yet?” from your little ones every fifteen minutes. To change it up a bit, you can roll up small pieces of paper giving an activity that will take up until the next balloon pop. Activities such as play a game, eat a snack, etc., The whole idea is to keep each hour rolling and not letting the kids get bored.

**Next is the actual balloon drop at midnight. Visit a local balloon shop or florist and ask to have a giant balloon filled with confetti and other balloons. When the clock hits twelve, pop the oversized balloon to celebrate like they do on television. Super fun, and a little messy but well worth it!

***While kids may not know what the champagne tastes like, you can easily conjure up this great recipe using Perrier or Sparkling water and cotton candy. Just place the cotton candy pieces inside a child safe glass, pour the sparkling water and watch the smiles. This neat little trick will make them feel special, and it’s so fun to watch the looks on their little faces when the cotton candy disappears and turns into bubbles.

Don’t forget to stock up on noisemakers as this is one of the best ways for a kid to enjoy the festivities. Keep plenty of healthy snack foods on hands such as shrimp cocktail and cheese plates. With a little parent guidance and a few party favors, toting kids around your New Year’s party will be a cinch!

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5 Common Misconceptions About Bowling

When it comes to bowling, many people feel this is a game of skill and strength. While that might be true, there are some real misconceptions out there when it comes to knocking down ten pins. This leisure activity offers a multitude of benefits that can make a difference in just about anyone’s life. In this week’s blog, we reveal five common misconceptions about the game you might not have thought.

  1. Bowling isn’t as good as playing a video game
  2. Bowling is too easy
  3. Bowlers should play alone
  4. Ten Pins is an ‘old-school’ game
  5. Bowling is only for adults

There’s a reason why game systems such as Playstation and the Wii have created bowling games. While these might be a lot of fun to play in the comfort of your home, there’s something exciting about wearing funny looking shoes and toting around a bowling ball. Some people may argue bowling isn’t as fun as a video game. On the contrary, this is a way to offer an aerobic activity that is low impact; it’s a way to perfect your skills with strategic planning and form just as any other sport and bowling are a whole lot more fun when you get together with friends and family.

Believe it or not, but, the first games of bowling were played by the Egyptians as they used balls made of porcelain and leather rolling the human-made balls to know over stones and other objects. Since we live today, bowling has become a competitive sport because it requires you to take the proper stance and aim for the center pin. However, when you’re shooting for a straight or some other spare, you need to understand gravity and physics to know where the ball will hit the pins to knock down the ones left standing. That requires skill and makes the game more challenging. Understanding the arrows and dots on the wood lane is another tool people use making the game one that is legendary when it comes to sports.

While bowling is an activity you can play without the company of others, the game does become more fun when there are more people. The camaraderie could be one of the biggest reasons why bowling leagues got started.  We like to say “the more, the merrier,” and we’re sure you would agree after playing with a few of your closest friends.

Ten Pins or bowling is not an old-school game. Today, kids of all ages are enjoying the benefits of this non-contact sport.

Bowling is not just for adults either. We are seeing children as young as three, push the ball down the lane anticipating its destination. Bumper bowling is ideal for mom’s and toddlers, and we’re happy to accommodate.

We hope this clears up any misconceptions you may have had about the game of bowling and bring your family in for this international game of fun!

Contact us today to reserve a lane or find out about our leagues.

Teach Your Children to Give During the Holidays

With the way, today’s big world is operating many of our children seem to be getting the wrong impressions on what the holiday season should offer. It seems almost every year the kids are more focused on gifts and playtime and not enough learn the real ideology of the season. In this blog, we point out a few tips that will help your boys and girls remember to help make the world a better place.

Thanksgiving and Family Dinners are always a superb time to discuss how much you appreciate each other. After all, our young ones learn starts at home. Why not teach them to show their gratitude toward people in your family by letting everyone comment on who and why they are thankful? You can start a gratitude jar and decorate it for the holidays and then have each family member pull one of the remarks and read during the dinner. Announcing why we’re gracious is not only fun, it’s 100% heartwarming.

Next up, “Random Acts of Kindness.” It seems we all have a little too much on our plate today to take our mind off and place our energies elsewhere. Remember the old folks that live next door or a charity that has a worthy cause. Get your children involved in philanthropy and doing kind things for others without making a big deal of it. Perhaps they can volunteer to help take out the garbage for the senior woman living alone or bring them to charitable events for kids less fortunate to help open their eyes to helping others.

Hold a food or toy drive within your neighborhood. Anyone can do this activity. When you get, your kids involved, it becomes a unique event. Help them promote giving to other children their age by collecting food or toys, and they bring to a drop off center. Food drives are something you can do any time of year. These are events you can do anytime. The whole idea is to help you son or daughter be open to looking out for the needs of others. We call it humanity, and it makes a huge difference when more of us can be pro-active in the community.

Give your kids the ideas to do nice things for others, and you’ll be teaching them some value and morals important to their success on becoming great citizens.

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South Florida Place To Go During Break

Keeping Kids Busy During Holiday Break: Visit The Wow Factory for Indoor Fun in South Florida. 

It’s no secret that children in South Florida tend to get bored during long holiday vacations. More than likely they’re letting you know how repeatedly bored they are.  With a little creativity and knowledge, you can cure your child’s boredom and keep your sanity.  Here are a few tips on keeping your kids from getting uninterested during their time off.

 Looking to for some activities to do during school breaks like Christmas, Spring, Winter, or Holiday? There is always something to do to entertain kids during breaks for Palm Beach or Broward County Schools at the Wow Factory.

Rainy day blahs are often experienced here in the Southern Florida area.  There are days it never seems to end and, of course, we need to keep our children entertained during a stormy day.  The movies are a great way to spend time during a holiday rain blunder of a day. If the show doesn’t seem to do the trick, then focus on doing an indoor activity that gets some of their energy out.  Another fun activity that doesn’t require a lot is painting or sculpting in the garage or lanai.  Buying canvas and paints can be an inexpensive way to spend a rainy afternoon.  You’ll also get a nice picture to share with everyone afterwards.

Stay organized and having a schedule planned for the holiday break is super helpful.  Let your children know what you’ll be doing and when.  This will not only give them something to look forward to, including them will make them feel like they are important.  The other important thing to point out here is your marbles will stay intact. 

If your brains aren’t ready to fall out during the break, then why not try a day in the kitchen cooking up one of your kid’s favorite meals.  Plan to take them shopping and teach them how to plan the menu, budget the meal, and shop for supplies.  Once your home, you can spend the rest of the day cooking the main course and, of course, serving it up.  By making it a learning experience, they’ll be getting a new skill that is delicious.  This is a real way to bond with your children, and you won’t hear “I’m bored” come out of their cute little lips.

Make winter, summer, spring, or Christmas break awesome with special day by having a field trip for the whole family.  Whether that’s doing a barbecue at the park, a day at the beach or, of course, an indoor playground like the Wow Factory.  Coconut Creek has access to some of the best attractions if you’re a Floridian, or you’re visiting.