The longest, after summer, holidays of the year. And the most magical, especially if it snows. And the laziest, because in the cold you don’t want to get out of a warm house, especially since the days are so short and the sun is such a rarity. But this is not at all a reason to take up computer games or waste time watching TV. WoMo offers you ideas on how to spend your holidays in a fun and useful way.
Museums and workshops
We must pay tribute to modern museums. In their desire to attract the public, they come up with various competitions, thematic exhibitions and performances, master classes and quests. Theatrical excursions have become a new trend in museum business, when, together with historical characters, heroes of paintings or famous scientists, visitors explore an amazing new world of science or art, completely immersing themselves in the atmosphere.
You can visit an unusual performance, the action of which will unfold not on the stage, but in rooms and exhibition halls. In a word, museums and galleries can offer an interesting program for both children and parents. You just need to choose the period of history you are interested in, a scientific subject or an outstanding figure, and you are provided with entertainment for every day of the holidays.
For active children whose energy is in full swing, sports activities are more suitable . And even if the winter turns out to be slushy, the children will be able to skate and slide down the hills… In addition to a wide selection of outdoor ice rinks at fairs in almost every district of the city, you can also develop skills with coaches or even enroll children in a hockey team. But you can also choose less standard sports activities, for example, family yoga is a real find for hyperactive children.
Another Ukrainian classic noted how many languages you know – so many times you are a person. So why not spend your holidays with benefit, in the company of friends and with full immersion in the English-speaking environment? For example, you can send children to a winter camp that specializes in language learning. This practice has long taken root in Britain and America.
It will be interesting not only to communicate and learn using English, but also to join the culture and customs of English-speaking countries. So, in winter camps children will be able to take an intensive course of learning English for two weeks. Although the main focus is on education, the children will have the opportunity to try their hand at arts and crafts, acting, or go in for active sports. Moreover, all these activities are tuned to the study of British culture. For example, if the theater is classical Shakespearean, and if it is sports, then it can be cricket or archery. To remember the holidays, every day should be different from the previous one. In the evenings, the camp hosts dance battles, talent shows, fashion shows, carnivals and incendiary rock concerts. It is important that children always have the opportunity to choose entertainment to their liking. And when they return home, they will not only significantly improve their level of English, but also make new acquaintances.
Travel is an education in itself. For a more intellectual vacation, which also echoes the school curriculum, you can go along the paths of writers. For example, visiting the Poltava region, get acquainted with the heroes and stories of Nikolai Gogol. Or walk the roads of Taras Shevchenko, who has become a symbol of Ukrainian culture all over the world. It is worth starting from the village of Morintsy, where the great poet and artist was born. Then visit the village of Shevchenko (Kirillovka), see the parental home with the famous cherry orchard, where he spent his childhood. And you will find more ideas where to go on a trip to other countries or around Ukraine here .
Elegant outfits, three bells before the performance – the magical world of the theater … Plays, ballets and operas can now be chosen for any age. It is also an excellent occasion to teach children etiquette, the rules of behavior in society. In addition, going to the theater can be an interesting game, and not boring waiting for the end of the performance. The main advice given by the actors and dancers of ballet troupes themselves is that performances should not be too long, choose a performance of no more than two acts. Do not forget about the Christmas trees with your favorite fairy-tale characters.