Christmas is fast approaching, which means it’s time for your favorite festive tunes, food and of course, copious amounts of Christmas gift shopping searching for the perfect gift. For the kids, this means becoming increasingly excited about Santa’s imminent arrival and all the presents he’ll bring. For parents, this also means coming up with ideas to keep your children entertained during the school Christmas holidays.
So, to help you prepare, we’ve put together this list of fun, Christmas-themed ideas that your kids are sure to love.
Enjoy Some Baking
Is there anything more Christmassy than festive bakes? While delicious to eat, they’re also a great activity for your kids to get involved in. No matter the age of your children, whether you’ve got little ones or teens, there are loads of easy recipes for the whole family.
This includes baking and decorating gingerbread, cupcakes and biscuits. What’s even better, these can also be used as Christmas decorations or given as a meaningful and heartfelt gift.
Make DIY Decorations
Kids love putting up and decorating the Christmas tree, so why not let them make some of their own decorations? Not only will these enhance the festive feel of your home, but this activity will keep them entertained for hours on end, too.
From paper baubles and salt dough ornaments to painted pinecones and handmade garlands, there’s enough here to keep them going for days!
Family Film Nights
Those cold, dark winter nights are a perfect excuse to spend the night in and enjoy some quality family time. The ideal way to do this? With a Christmas film night. You can watch all their favorites including the Grinch, Home Alone and Elf, for a relaxing family evening.
To make this seem like a special event and keep your kids engaged, create a movie night kit. You could include some of their favorite goodies, a hot chocolate and marshmallow mix, popcorn, blankets, and pajamas.
Have Fun Outside
Lastly, while it may be a little chilly outside, it’s worth getting out and about to really embrace the festive spirit. This also allows you to plan something a little different and give your kids something to really look forward to, especially after Christmas day when the excitement begins to fade.
Embrace the seasonal atmosphere and head to your local Christmas market, book tickets at an outdoor ice rink, or even enjoy a wintery walk in the park where they can use their new Christmas presents, be it a bike or a hoverboard self-balancing scooter.
While keeping your kids entertained over Christmas can be challenging, if you plan ahead, you’ll find there are loads of activities that can help make the school holidays fun. Try these and see what you think!