Create time in your after school schedule this year with these January Activities and games for kids.
It’s a fresh start to the new year for your child. It’s officially time to plan out some after school activities for them.
As we look to the new year we begin to set goals and one of them for me is to spend more focused time with my daughters after school with the activities we choose.
Will you join me on this goal in the new year?
January Themes for School Ages
For this month I’m choosing some fun winter themes. Here are some themes for January that kids can have fun with After School.
I’ve linked a few up to January Activities and Games and will add a few more in the month of January for you to join us.
- New Years Interview and Craft
- Make a Giant Snowflake
- Paper Snowflake Patterns
- Crystal Snowflake Science Activity
- Winter Science Experiments
- Snowflake Stamping Craft
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Northern Lights
- Arctic Animals
- Easy Birch Tree Watercolor Art Project
- Winter Playdate Ideas with Friends
- Winter Activities & Crafts for After School
- January Themed Books and Activities
- Winter Olympics with Kids
Take the afternoon and discuss with your child what they’d like to focus on for January.
For some of you with colder temps I know you’re looking for Indoor Activities too.
Which theme will you start first?
Want more January ideas? Try out these 30+ Winter Activities for kids!
January Activities for Kids
Here are a few more ideas for your January activities that involve writing more with your child.
Create a January Word Cloud
We created a Word Cloud using ABCya.com to focus on winter vocabulary words. You could also create a word cloud for the month of things to do after school with your child.
You could call it your vision board for after school. When we set goals with our kids it teaching them to learn how to do that for themselves.
Plus goal setting helps to provide structure for them and keep them less tempted from technology like the tv or videos and computer games.
Winter Memories Writing Prompts
It can also be a fun way to remember an experience together as a family.
Here’s a peek at our family last winter on my girls’ first snow experience. This year we’re pulling it out to use as a writing prompt.
What winter photos could you use as a writing prompt?
Go on these Winter Virtual Field Trips with your child this January!
Want more activities for Winter? Sign up for our free January Activity Calendar!
January School Activities
Now it’s your turn and share with us what your family is doing this January. Don’t forget to start of with this New Year’s Interview with your child.