Here's our list of ten ideas to keep your kids busy over the Christmas break:
Let's get started!
There's no shortage of crafts you can do with your kids around the holidays.
Some great examples include ornaments, garlands, and gingerbread houses.
Visit your local craft store for supplies, or check out websites like Pinterest for ideas.
You'll find a wide variety of materials to choose from at the craft store - from glitter to glue sticks to paintbrushes! And don't forget about all those fun tools that will help make your project even more special - like cookie cutters and stencils!
Kids love baking cookies!
Baking cookies is an excellent way for kids to learn about following recipes and measuring ingredients. It's also a fun activity that you can do with friends or family members.
And it's the perfect thing to do around the holidays when Santa will appreciate your efforts!
Be sure you follow a recipe so your cookies come out just right. If they don't turn out, try again until you get it right!
You'll have a fantastic time in the kitchen with your family, creating the best-tasting cookies ever!
One of the best things about winter is that most days are spent indoors. Take advantage of this time by letting your kids play with their toys (or with some new ones that they got for Christmas!).
Let them play and explore, learn and grow! They'll have a blast playing in the comfort of their own home. And you can rest easy knowing they won't be running around outside getting into trouble or catching a cold. Plus, it will give you more time to relax after all those holiday parties.
Attend community events
Looking for a way to get out of the house this winter?
Check out your local news for upcoming events in your area. There's always something going on, and it's an excellent opportunity to meet new people and explore what your community has to offer!
Dress warmly so you don't miss out on any fun activities. Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean you have to stay inside all day long. Get outside and enjoy some time with friends or family!
Decorate the house
As the holidays are coming to an end, it's time for you to take down all of your Christmas decorations. You might be wondering what day is best, though! Some people think they should come down on December 26th so that there isn't a long gap before next year - but others prefer not taking them out until January 1st when the new holiday season begins.
No matter what you prefer to do, be sure to include your children in this whole decorating process because it's the perfect way to get them involved in the holidays!
Going to see Santa Claus
Want to see Santa Claus in person?
If you're looking for a Christmas tradition that's not just about shopping, then visiting Santa is the perfect way to spend time with your kids. You'll get to take pictures and tell him what they want for Christmas. Plus, it's an excellent opportunity for them to ask him any questions they have about the North Pole!
It doesn't matter if you live near or far from where he sets up shop – there are plenty of opportunities all over the country. And don't worry about how busy it will be at this time of year – most malls are open late so that you can visit anytime after work!
Watch Christmas movies
Christmas movies are the perfect way to relax after a long day of holiday activities.
Pop some popcorn and get ready for some festive family fun watching one of these Christmas movie classics:
A Christmas Story (1983) - Who doesn't love this movie? For some reason, this movie just cracks me up. I'm pretty sure it's the little kid in me, but every time I watch "A Christmas Story," it has me rolling on the floor laughing. It's all about a boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas and the crazy antics that happen at school and home leading up to Christmas day.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - A great, iconic story about the true meaning of Christmas. This is a classic! Watch Charlie Brown try to find the true meaning of Christmas when he goes in search of what "real meaning" actually means and how it can be achieved.
The Santa Clause (1994) - Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), an ordinary man with an ordinary life, accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall off his roof on Christmas Eve. The next thing he knows, there's a whole new set of duties that go along with being the new Santa Claus. As if that wasn't enough, he now has to track down a criminal taking advantage of the chaos and threatening to take over Christmas. This one is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Elf (2003) - The story of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. He's raised as an elf by Papa Elf, the head of the elves. Buddy grows up believing he is one of them until his enormous size makes him realize he's actually human. He heads to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. An all-star cast including Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart makes this one a must-watch.
Whatever you decide to watch, bring some eggnog, watch a few of your favorite Christmas carols, relax with the family, and have a great time!
Look at Christmas lights.
Looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit?
Drive around town and see all of the best Christmas light displays. Or take a walk through your neighborhood and check out all of the homes that go all out with their decorations. It doesn't matter if you're looking for something small or large; there's sure to be something perfect for everyone.
Take in some holiday cheer this season without having to leave your home! You'll find everything from simple string lights on bushes to elaborate animated displays that will make you feel like you're walking through a winter wonderland. There are so many options available; it's hard not to find one that suits your needs perfectly!
Spend time together
What better way to spend your day than with the people you love? There's no need for a lot of money or fancy gifts. Just spending quality time together is enough.
It doesn't matter what you do, as long as it's something that brings joy and happiness to everyone involved. Whether playing games or just watching TV, there are so many ways to enjoy each other's company!
Spend some time with those nearest and dearest to you today!
Hopefully, this list of ideas will help you keep your kids occupied and happy throughout the Christmas break. Have a wonderful holiday season! If you're looking for a preschool to send your children to after the holidays, be sure to look at our programs.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! We're here to help.