Winter break ideas for injured teen

Our 14 year old daughter fractured her wrist last week, and is now sidelined from her beloved sports team, and had to cancel plans to ski over the upcoming break. She is devastated. It's her right arm, so she is having trouble writing , typing and drawing. 

Does anyone have suggestions for activities over break for a kid in this predicament? 

We are on a tight budget, too, Which adds to the challenge.

thanks for any ideas.

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When my daughter broke her leg in middle school, the first day of spring break, she had a great time having friends over to play old fashioned board games. Her friends really stepped up (no pun intended) to make time to come over and hang out.

Hi, I can appreciate your need for fun and free or inexpensive things to do for your daughter.

At the Berkeley Public Library, we have some fun activities this winter break that might help give your teen some cool things to do. On Tuesdays there is Anime Club 4-5pm @South Branch. they watch great anime videos and have refreshments. Our Crafts programs, Teens Make Some Thing, are on Tuesday the 20th 4:30-5:30 @West Branch and Wednesdays (21st and 28th) 2:30-3:30 @North. Our Teens Game On! programs, where we play video and board games, are Wednesdays 2-5pm @Claremont Branch and Thursdays 3:30-5 @North Branch.

Some other programs that might be fun: on Tuesday the 20th is a free Yoga class @Claremont Branch 7-7:45pm (I am sure the instructor can offer alternate poses to accommodate your daughter's injury). Friday, December 23rd is Super Cinema where they are screening "It's a Wonderful Life" 3-5pm @Central. It's part of the "Characters You Want in Your Corner" theme for December. 

Everything is free and open to the public, teen events are for people in 6th grade through age 19. :) We also can just be a cool place to hang out with free wifi, a plethora of books and magazines to peruse, and more. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I'll be here these two weeks. :)