Making Christmas Memorable for Your Kids
Holidays are not just the time to reconnect with family and friends, but also the perfect opportunity to pass on traditions that you might’ve enjoyed as a child. Here are 14 fun activities you can do with your kids to show them what the Christmas spirit is all about.
Mail a letter to Santa
Encourage your children to write a letter to Santa. Put the letter in an envelope with a stamp and mail it to: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. Don’t forget to include your return address. Sometimes when children write out their thoughts on paper you get to see what they want for Christmas along with how they feel about the holiday season and life in general.
Support a Charity Organization
Around the holidays there are many organizations and charities to help those in need. Why not teach your children how to give to those in need by gathering clothes, food, and more to give to those less fortunate?
Sing Holiday Songs
Singing Christmas holiday songs never goes out of style and has a way of lifting people’s spirits. Teach your children the songs you loved as a child by singing songs throughout the holiday season.
Make Holiday Gift Cards
This Christmas activity allows your kids to display gratitude and creativity. Simply supply them with markers, glitter, glue, crayons, and more to custom make holiday cards with special messages for their loved ones.
View Christmas Lights
One of the best fun activities for kids is viewing Christmas lights and décor. Pack up your family in the car and drive around your town to see all of the decorations! For some exercise, take your kids for a walk around the neighborhood to view lights instead.
Decorate the Christmas Tree & the House
Create family bonding time and get the tree and house decked out with all the decorations, tinsel, garland, and ribbon!
Enjoy Christmas Themed Activities
Instead of traditional bingo squares, replace the square spaces with pictures of holiday wreaths, cookies, Santa, and more Christmas-themed objects.
Puzzles are fun for the whole family to do. Choose a Christmas puzzle for the holiday season: the Nativity scene, Santa Claus and his reindeers, and Christmas Trees, etc.
Get the whole family involved with drawing, painting or coloring Holiday themed coloring books.
Fill a small box with different holiday-themed items (ornament, candy cane, Christmas stocking, etc.). Let your child choose an item at random to give you or a sibling hints about the object while looking away.
Baking cookies, muffins, and cakes with your kids is one of the simple pleasures of life, and you’re sure to make lots of memories doing it.
A free and easy way to entertain. What’s not to love? Mix up traditional charades by giving them a festive twist. We’re thinking of Christmas carols, decorations, and movies.
These activities are truly festive and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Whether it’s baking in the kitchen, sitting around the table putting together a Christmas puzzle or playing a fun-filled game like charades. Christmas is all about making memories and having fun creating them. Having fun has no age limit. Get the whole family involved and you’re bound to end up giggling.