Keeping kids busy can be a huge job on its own. They tend to have short attention spans and if they aren’t attended to can get up to mayhem. During holiday periods especially, you may want to keep them busy as they have so much free time. Aside from opening presents on Christmas day, think about new and exciting things that the whole family can do together. No matter how busy life gets, you should always find time to spend with your little ones as those tend to be the memories that count. Here are a few ideas for fun activities that you can do with your kids during the upcoming holidays.
Make Christmas Cards
Since Christmas is around the corner, why not add making personalized cards to the list of things to do? This is a great way to spark your inner creativity and do something that’s thoughtful together.
When making cards, use unconventional paper sources like wrapping paper combined with other items like thicker card materials. Also, don’t forget to keep scraps as they can be used to cut out shapes and make other additions to the cards. Let everyone add their own personal touch to their cards and ensure they distribute them to the recipients in time for Christmas.
Watch a Show
Another activity to think about doing with the kids is going to watch a live show at the theater. If you’ve never done so before, this is your chance to go for the first time as a family. Seeing as it’s the holiday season, see a show such as Disney on Ice as it’s something most people can connect with. In case you’re worried about how expensive it would be to go with the whole family, look for a ticket sale so you can get a better rate than normal.
Create Your Own Tree Ornaments
If you’re going to be putting a Christmas tree up this year, why not make your own decorations as a family? This is something that could be turned into a family tradition and remembered in years to come. To create your own ornaments, you’re probably going to have to go to the DIY shop to get a few materials.
In terms of what ornaments you could make, you could take plain baubles and add your own design to them. You could also put your sewing skills to the test and try an embroidery hoop wreath ornament. Wooden could also give your tree and added touch as well.
Make a Video
This seems to be the age of live recordings and one of the great things about it is the number of memories you’re able to relive. On that note, why not make a mini film of your holiday which documents how your family celebrates the holidays and some of your family traditions? Coupled with funny, sentimental, and priceless moments, it’s something you can watch together in the coming years.
Beyond the four tips mentioned above, there are so many other ways you can keep your kids entertained during the holidays. Just resolve to make sure you’re fully present and live in the moment.