9 Things To Do Over Break
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9 Things To Do Over Break

Ways to have fun over break without breaking the bank.

9 Things To Do Over Break
Alyssa Swanson

Ah winter break. A wonderful 3 weeks being home and spending time with family. And well, also being bored. Here are some ideas of ways to fill your days with fun memories without breaking the bank.

1. Be a tourist in your own town.

Does your town have an art museum you have always passed but never actually been in? Try it out. Or those cute vintage shops you always keep telling yourself to go into but haven't still. These places you normally wouldn't go to could end up being your new favorite spot in town.

2. Catch up with a former teacher.

Your old teachers love hearing about what their former students are up too. Email your favorite teacher, see if you can grab coffee together. They will love hearing about your college adventures and your life goals. And plus they always give the best advice.

3. Learn a new skill.

Thank God for YouTube and the internet. Not just to find cute dog videos but to also learn a new hobby or skill. There are millions of videos showing you how to do your makeup, knit, cook, or play an instrument. Why not try one for yourself. Plus it will give you something to show your friends when you get back to school.

4. Spoil your parents.

All those weekends bringing back your laundry for your mom to do, it's time to return the favor and maybe take over laundry duty for a week. Spend a day preparing a nice dinner for your family. Showing your parents how you appreciate them by letting them relax and you do the work.

5. Volunteer.

Not only does volunteering look great on a resume, but it is also rewarding. Call up the local animal shelter or retirement home. Schedule an afternoon helping out with odd jobs, or just keeping the residents company. It is the holiday season, give back and have fun being a part of your community.

6. DIY day.

Put that Pinterest board of crafts to use! Head to the closest craft store and get busy. No one cares if it is not an exact copy of the beautiful canvas you saw, put your own creative twist on it and enjoy the process.

7. Read a book.

Reading 50 pages a night of some textbook gives reading a bad reputation. Remember that old author you used to love? Find some of their new works. Try a new genre or series. Maybe you will find your new love for mystery novels or become a fan of a new author.

8. Sledding.

Who says sledding is just for kids? Grab some friends, find those old sleds, go to the closest hill and enjoy acting like a child again.

9. Sleep.

Take as many naps as you need. You worked hard this semester.

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