Here’s the deal – in this article we’ve listed out fun and healthy ideas you can utilize to keep them engaged during this break. There are many more, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
Get them to help decorate the place
If there’s one thing that makes Christmas season so much fun, then it has to be preparing and putting up decorations. Thankfully, kids love it, so why not indulge them?
Get the cardboard papers, coloring pen, ribbons and all the material you need to make decorations and get the kids to help you out. Now, not only does this activity keep them engaged, they’d be working with their hands, and it also stimulates their creative skills.
Cooking is another fun activity you can do with your kids to keep them busy. And of course, it is a cheap way of getting some healthy snacks. You can also decide to do some baking while you let the kids handle the decorations.
Planning to clear out your kids’ ward rope during this holiday? Well, you can make it a lot of fun and easy by getting them to wear all their clothes while you check out those that need hand down, repaired or those they’ve outgrown.
To make it more interesting, light up candles at both ends of the walkway, play a song, and take pictures of your kids as they catwalk on the “runway.” The kids are inevitably going to love this while you get the opportunity to clean out their ward ropes.
Organize family talent show
It doesn’t have to be anything fanciful – it could be anything as simple as dancing to your favorite song or singing. However, if you want to go all the way, then getting costumes, setting a stage, and so on wouldn’t be out of place. Remember, the goal is to keep the kids engaged as long as possible.
One advantage of this activity is that you’d be invariably building up your kids’ self-esteem which by the way they need tons of it to survive in today’s world.
Home-made gift items
Everyone loves a well-thought-out gift – especially when it’s handcrafted. So, get your kids busy with gift ideas they’d make for everyone for a holiday. The beauty of this activity is that it can keep your kids busy for quite a long time while you focus on other stuff. And at the end of it, they’d make something they would be proud of.
Make Snow sculptures
Enjoy the outdoors, make a snowman and watch in delight as you kids jostle to impress you with their creative snowman making skills. Or you can go sledding have a snowball fight or ice skating, and there’s some much fun to be had outdoors regardless of the weather.
If you live in a place without snow, you can still have some fun by having a snow fight with a balled up pair of socks.