Winter Break Bucket List: Have Fun & Make Lasting Memories | Dr. Bob

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This post is sponsored by our friends at Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist. All opinions are those of the author.

Winter break is here, and I am here for it! We’ve had a challenging semester and I’m looking forward to some downtime with my family. But, truth be told, I’m also a little nervous about suddenly having so many hours to fill during the day. Enter the winter break bucket list.

Image: A little girl standing next to the pig pen at a local farm (Winter Break Bucket List: Have Fun & Make Lasting Memories | Dr. Bob Lynda Lantz Editor Miami Mom Collective)
The princess and the pig at Tinez Farms

A bucket list is a super fun and helpful way for the whole family to be involved in making plans. It’s like a wish list of activities you can quickly refer to when you need ideas for things to do. And the fun part about a winter break bucket list is that you can incorporate holiday fun and family traditions. Win-win.

Here are some tips and ideas to get the juices flowing:

Take Advantage of Christmastide

Christmastide, or the 12 Days of Christmas, starts on Christmas Day and continues into the new year. This has been the single most helpful thing for me as I’ve been intentional about loving my actual Christmas. There’s a lot of freedom in removing the Christmas Day deadline and enjoying holiday traditions through the new year. So as you work on your winter break bucket list, know that you still have time for holiday fun after the big day.

Image: A local Christmas light display (Winter Break Bucket List: Have Fun & Make Lasting Memories | Dr. Bob Lynda Lantz Editor Miami Mom Collective)
Enjoying the lights at Enchanted Place in North Miami

Fun at Home

Bake cookies
Watch (more!) Christmas movies
Visit with family and friends
Play board games (Candy Land is a hit around here)
Try a new recipe
Read a book together as a family
Paint by Sticker books
Christmas-themed crafts
Have a family sing-a-long
Take a walk around the neighborhood
Play glow-in-the-dark games outside
Camp in the backyard
Make s’mores

Local Fun

Image: Two kids posing for a picture at Zoo Miami (Winter Break Bucket List: Have Fun & Make Lasting Memories | Dr. Bob Lynda Lantz Editor Miami Mom Collective)
“Pooped” after a fun-filled day at the zoo

See Santa (again!)
Take in a concert or performance
Go see some local Christmas light displays
Live nativities and traditional posadas
Winter camps
Snowfalls
Go ice skating
Visit a farm
Go to the zoo
Plan a museum day
Go to the library
Volunteer as a family
Go to the beach
Visit the Miccosukee Indian Village
Take an airboat ride
Everglades National Park
Biscayne National Park

…and much more! Miami has a TON of area holiday events and activities taking place through January 2nd. 

Quick Getaways

Holidays at Disney
Cocoa Beach
Captiva Island
Ginnie Springs
Ichetucknee Springs
Weeki Wachee
Marco Island
The Florida Keys
Lego Land
Universal Orlando
Kennedy Space Center

If your winter break bucket list includes travel, be sure to check out this post for tips on balancing structure and spontaneity while traveling.

Happy Holidays From Dr. Bob

Image: Lynda's kids posing for a picture with Santa (Winter Break Bucket List: Have Fun & Make Lasting Memories | Dr. Bob Lynda Lantz Editor Miami Mom Collective)
Posing for a picture with Santa at Miami Mom Collective’s 4th Annual Cookies With Santa event, sponsored by Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist

As you work on your winter break bucket list, don’t forget that the break is also a great time to visit the dentist! Dr. Bob’s office is conveniently located in South Miami, where he and his team are committed to providing the exceptional care your child deservesDr. Bob Pediatric Dentist has implemented and maintained the highest safety protocols throughout the pandemic, so you can have peace of mind about routine exams, cleanings, and emergency dental visits. Call the office at 305-397-8214 or click here to schedule an appointment online.

 Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist wishes you and your family a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season and a happy new year!

Looking for last-minute stocking stuffers? Dr. Bob Oral Care recently created and launched the 1st and only US-based unflavored fluoridated toothpaste on the market. Click here to grab a few tubes of toothpaste and sustainable bamboo toothbrushes for the whole family.

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