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Things to Do if You’re Bored during Winter Break

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MSU chapter.

Winter break is an amazing time of the year. Holiday vibes, beautiful snow— and no school! However, after the first week, it gets a little boring. Here are some ways that you can make it more fun for yourself and your family.

Make a gingerbread house

I know this seems tedious and scary, but trust me— this is one of the best ways to pass the time during winter break. It will probably take you an entire day if you include shopping, baking, and decorating. If you get your family and friends involved, this will be a blast!

Online Shopping!

One of the best things about winter break is the sales! Gift items are actually a really good deal, and you can just buy them and treat yourself! This will be a great way to distract yourself, and if you’re anything like me, you can do this for a few hours at least.

Go on a day trip

It is likely that your entire family is at home with you, so might as well get some quality family time out of it. We like to take day trips to local attractions. We start around 10:00 a.m. and usually come back around 8 or 9 p.m.. Some examples of where you could go are Frankenmuth, an indoor water park, or even the movies, bowling, and dinner.

Learn how to ski

Take advantage of the snow! If you haven’t already, learn some snow sports! It is a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time during the winter when it is hard to do either of those things. It is also a good way to get out of that winter slump and have some fun.

Remember, winter break is an exciting time of the year, but it often feels intimidating to find ways to entertain yourself for three whole weeks. Here are some ways to get yourself out of the winter break slump and have fun the whole way through. These tips will also keep you feeling refreshed for the following semester after New Years!

My name is Esha Garg! I am a freshman at MSU studying nutritional sciences and am on a pre-medical field. In my free time, I love writing, doing yoga, and playing tennis.
Taylor is an alumnus of Michigan State University's James Madison College and Honors college, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She formerly served as the Editor-in-Chief and co-Campus Correspondent of MSU's chapter. She works in Lansing She's passionate about women's rights, smashing the patriarchy, and adding to her fuzzy sock collection.