The holidays are a time where we gather as a family, with friends, spending time together, and creating warm, wonderful memories. It’s a time where we start to wind down, for the year is coming to a close. It is the children’s favorite season of the year, because, well, presents!
Here are some simple activities you can do with your kids to countdown to Christmas!
1. DIY matching ugly Christmas sweaters for the family
Dig out some old sweaters and get out your craft stuff – craft glue, sprinkles, ribbons, felt etc. It’s time for some for some DIY! Guaranteed to keep your kids occupied (for half an hour at least), let your children (and yourself, too!) unleash their creativity!
2. Make a Gingerbread House
Sweetness overload! Your children will surely love this activity. Have fun decorating your very own Gingerbread house with the kids. If you have older children, you can host a mini decorating competition amongst them. Winner gets to open the first present on Christmas Day! Remember to take loads of pictures!
3. Make your own Christmas Ornaments
Start a new tradition! Let your children DIY and hang their very own special tree ornament every year. Remember to write the date on it so they can look forward to hanging up their very own handmade ornaments every year!
4. Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Sit your kids down on a lazy morning (or afternoon), and get them to write their letters to Santa. Make it a part of your kids’ holiday tradition, and you can use our printable template here. (Tip: Have fun reading the letters and you can also write replies to them as Santa!)