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Planning January Actions and Video games for After College

December 20, 2022
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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.

january activities for school ages

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.  

  • New Years
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Snowmen
  • Penguins
  • Polar Animals
  • Polar Bears
  • Hibernation
  • Bears
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Chinese New Year
  • Multicultural Children’s Book Day

I’ve put all of these fun January themes into a free Activity Calendar just for you! You can download it here to use all month long.

January Activity Calendar for Kids

January Activities for Kids

Take a look at this collection of January Activities and Games. So many fun and easy activity ideas for January for your child.

Take the afternoon and discuss with your child what they’d like to focus on for January.

Since we live in Florida my girls are a bit obsessed with recreating snow and ice conditions.  It’s fun to recreate with Winter Art projects like these Birch Trees or Winter Birds.

For some of you with colder temps I know you’re looking for Indoor Activities too.

Which theme will you start first? 

One goal is to host a Winter Themed After School Playdate and work on our Winter Journal. 

30 Winter Activity Ideas for Kids

Want more January ideas? Try out these 30+ Winter Activities for kids!

Here are a few more ideas for your January activities that involve writing more with your child.

January activities for school ages with snowflakes, pretend snow, winter science, winter art and more

Create a January Word Cloud

We created a Word Cloud using 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?  

winter virtual field trips for kids featuring sledding, snow covered mountains and evergreen trees and ice castles

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.

January Activities and Games for School Ages for After School Fun with Parents

Looking for more Monthly Planners to plan out your year? Grab our February Planner!

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