The cold months are a prime time to cozy up to some good books. Almost everyone has a few books they no longer want, and a swap is a great way to get “new” ones to kids.
Coffee Talk/Sweets Exchange
Sure, the holidays may have passed, but that’s no reason not to enjoy some coffee and cookies or other sweet treats with friends. Arrange to donate any leftovers to teachers.
After the holidays, many kids have more toys than they need. Hold a collection of gently used toys. Make it more meaningful by having some of the children deliver the donations to a shelter or family charity.
A Different Celebration
February has both Groundhog Day and Leap Day in 2016—maybe not occasions typically marked at your school, but kids love the chance to celebrate something new.
Winter is all about comfort food. Make a winter potluck more meaningful by asking families to contribute a dish that represents their culture or heritage.
Encourage a healthy lifestyle with suggestions for ways to get active as a family, like organizing a group hike, going bowling, or taking a group fitness class.