The arrival of the holiday season means kids (and parents) can take a much-needed breather from homework and tight schedules. While getting some downtime is important, adding a few fun, learning activities into the holiday break can make it easier for your child to get back into the routine quickly when school resumes.

Activity #1: Meal plan and cook together
Cooking is a great opportunity to put your child’s fraction skills and basic facts to the test.
✓ Ask how much you would need of each ingredient if you were doubling the recipe or cutting it in half.
✓ Cooking can also be a science lesson! Talk to your child about the reactions that happen between the ingredients or what changes take place when heat is introduced.
✓ Create a hypothesis about which dish will be the most or least favorite and why.

 
 
Activity #2: Budget planning
Students of all ages can benefit from learning how to create and meet a budget.
✓ Show your child the budget you…



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