There’s plenty to do with the kids over Christmas that isn’t limited to opening presents. With so many lovely things to experience over the festive period, make this a year to remember with some kid-friendly activities that get the whole family involved. Not only will this give you all some quality time together, but it will also strengthen relationships, help them learn new skills, and create treasured traditions that they will look forward to every year.
If you’re unsure about how to fully immerse them in Christmas cheer, here are a few ideas that will get them into the holiday spirit.
Enjoy some Christmas entertainment together
There’s no shortage of entertainment at this time of year. From sparkling theatre to mesmerising music, jaw-dropping switch-ones, and carolling, this is a great way to get the kids involved. Check out what is going on in your local area, throw on some tinsel or a Santa’s hat and head out. All you need are the tickets!
If the kids don’t want to leave the comfort of their home, why not watch a Christmas film together? Turn it into a family ritual during December and hunker down with fuzzy blankets, hot chocolate, and plenty of mince pies.
Let the kids showcase their own creations throughout the house with an arts and crafts session. Keep it nice and simple by hanging pretty Christmas lights around the house and creating cupcake wrapper Christmas trees, bead candy canes, paper snowflakes, Hama bead decorations, and salt dough figurines. The perfect way to give your Christmas a personal, homemade feel, the kids will want to show off their artwork to everyone who enters the house!
What else does Christmas do best? Food! So, why not include the kids in fun bits of preparation? Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean getting them to baste an entire turkey. Have fun with some simple and delicious recipes together. Cookies are a great option because they’re easy to make and provide the perfect canvas for all kinds of Christmas decorations.
If you need help with the Christmas dinner, set them off on some simple tasks like peeling, cutting, and stirring. Put some Christmas tunes on, play games, and make it fun!
It’s important to teach your kids that Christmas isn’t just about consumption. It’s about giving back and supporting the less fortunate too. Help put together a donation box, pack up their unused toys and clothes they’ve grown out of or help them unleash their baking talent at a bake sale. By sparking the spirit of giving early, they will understand that real joy comes from giving and expecting nothing in return.