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3 Ways To Avoid Boredom on Winter Break Trips

Posted by Libby Foxman on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

3 Ways To Avoid Boredom on Winter Break Trips

            As thanksgiving and winter break approaches, it is time to start planning for long road trips or plane rides to visit family. With the dreaded question of “are we there yet?” looming, we have compiled a small list of ways to keep your kids occupied on those journeys. Not only will these activities keep your kids busy but they can learn and practice important skills.

 

Movie Sing-A-Long

A great way to pass the time is to have a movie sing-a-long. A lot of Disney movies sell versions that display the song lyrics so your children can sing-a-long to their favorite movie. This is also a great way for young children to practice their reading skills. Since they mostly know the words to the songs, they will be able to associate the words they are singing to the words on the screen. The excitement of this activity will also tire them out so you can enjoy some quiet time after all of that singing. 

 

Car Games

            An easy way to pass the time on a car trip, without needing to bring anything along, is the License Plate Game. As you are driving, see if your kids can find the license plates of as many different states as possible. Obviously, if you are on the east coast, chances are pretty slim that you will find a Hawaii or Alaska license plate but your kids will be so excited about every new state they find. Like the movie sing-a-long, the license plate game is also a great way for your children to practice their reading.

 

Knitting

            Knitting is a great activity to do while traveling because not a lot of materials are needed and the ones that are, are small and portable. All that is needed are knitting needles and yarn. In the same time that it takes to get to your destination, whether that is by car, train, or plane, your child will get a good start on their knitting project. They can also continue with their projects during their down time over the break. By the end of the holiday break, your child could have a new hat or mittens for school!

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            If your family is home for winter break, The Handwork Studio offers Winter Break Camp. During this one-week camp, campers will be introduced to practical handwork arts such as hand and machine sewing, weaving, and knitting. If you think your child would be interested in this fun winter break camp, head to The Handwork Studio’s website or call (610) 660-9600 to register.

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Winter Break Camp in Narberth Is Coming!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

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With December comes a flurry of excitement and your child's impending Winter Vacation Break! We are so delighted to be hosting our annual Winter Break Camp! We have opened up registration and can't wait to craft with your children.

NEW!! - Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

We are elated to be offering a Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp option for Winter Break Camp! In this special one day camp program, campers will have the option of sewing one project each day. This program is for campers ages 9-15 and runs for a full day from 9 AM - 3PM. There are only 6 seats in this camp each day, be sure to reserve your child's seat today!

Pricing:
Full Day 9:00-3:00 - $105/day*

 

Register Now


Handwork Day Camp

Campers ages 5-12 can enjoy our project based where they will learn multiple techniques while creating their project and making memories with new and old friends! All projects are gender neutral and no previous experience is necessary.

Pricing:
Full Day 9:00-3:00 - $95/day*
Half Day 9:00-1:00 - $65/day*
Afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 - $45/day 

 

Register Now


Winter Camp 2015/2016 dates In Narberth, PA:

December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th (Closed December 25th)

December 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st (Closed January 1st)


*Full Day and Half Day campers should bring lunch and snack.

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You're Invited to Winter Camp!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:29 PM



You’re Invited to Join The Handwork Studio for over your vacation break for Winter Camp! We simply love the holidays and spending two weeks with our creative campers and hope you’re children will join us for a creative good time.
 

 

We’ve got three fantastic locations for camp this year! In our cozy Narberth Studio and our Mobile Studios in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia and Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., children will stay inspired and entertained each day while creating all kinds of great handmade crafts from stuffed creatures to warm fleece mittens. The Winter Camp is project based, one where kids learn multiple techniques while creating their project in an artistic andengaging process.  All projects are gender neutral and no previous experience is necessary.   

 

Our Winter Camp has been designed to meet a parent’s needs. Camp can be purchases by the day with the choice of Full Day (9:00-3:00), Half Day (9:00-1:00) and Afternoon (1:00-3:00) options.

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Registration is open online or by contacting the studio at 610-660-9600.


Winter Break Camp will be offered for in three locations this year!


Narberth Studio in Narberth, PA:
Week 1: December 22nd-24th and 26th; Week 2: December 29th-31st and January 2nd.


The Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia:
Week 1: December 22nd, 23rd and 26th; Week 2: December 29th, 30th and January 2nd.

Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C.:

Week 1: December 22nd and 23rd ; Week 2: December 30th, 31st and January 2nd.

 

Please keep us in mind as you plan your child’s winter vacation break! You’re kids are the best and they make what we do the best work in town!

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us or call Miss Mary at the studio at 610-660-9600.

Hope to see you soon,

Your Friends at The Handwork Studio

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