Looking for holiday activities you can do with your kids? Make sure to check these holiday activities for kids off your list this year.
Experience the Holidays
Visit a Christmas Tree Farm– Take the whole family to pick out and cut down the tree. Then take it home and decorate it while listening to Christmas music.
Attend a Christmas Parade- What fun to watch a parade in the cold! Make sure to bundle up and take some hot cocoa with you.
Go Caroling-Contact some local nursing homes and see if they would let you come sing to the residents there. Make some ornaments to give to the older folks there. They will love it!
Take a Sleigh Ride-If you live where there happens to be snow on the ground, locate someone who offers sleigh rides. Take some jingle bells with you and your kids will never stop talking about it!
Go on a Christmas Light Tour-Drive around town after dark looking at the different holiday decorations and lights. Our family loves doing this each year. It’s amazing to see how people celebrate the holidays!
Attend the Nutcracker Ballet- This is a fun outing for older children that exposes them to culture and theater. There is bound to be a production somewhere near you.
Donate Toys- Donate gently used toys to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Or, teach your children how to be charitable and encourage them to use some of their own money to buy new toys to donate to a local toy drive.
Create and Craft
Make ornaments- Hands On As We Grow is a website with lots of fun activities. They have a bunch of fun ideas for making ornaments with kids. You are bound to find something here for everyone in your family!
Make stockings- These DIY Felt Christmas Stockings are so cute and easy! They will be perfect hanging on the mantle this year and for years to come.
Make Christmas Wreaths-Gather pine cones outside if you can to make these festive wreaths with. Younger kids can make wreaths out of paper plates, construction paper or felt.
Make Popcorn Garlands- Get out the needle and thread and sew popcorn together to make a pretty garland. Use it to decorate your mantle or Christmas tree!
Write letters to Santa- Help your kids write letters to Santa and address the envelope. Make a quick trip to the mailbox together to make sure the letters get mailed and arrive at the North Pole in plenty of time!
Decorate your house for the holidays-Use the ornaments, stockings and wreaths you made with your kids to decorate the inside and outside of your house.
Decorate the tree- Gather the ornaments and lights. Then turn on the Christmas music and get in the holiday mood as you have fun as a family decorating the tree together.
Wrap and Decorate Presents- Teach your kids how to wrap and decorate presents they are giving away to other people. Then they will know how to wrap your gift all by themselves!
Cook Up Some Holiday Cheer!
Make Gingerbread Houses-There is something truly magical about making gingerbread houses as a family during the holidays. You can make them from scratch or save time and make them using graham crackers.
Bake Cookies for Santa- Preheat the oven and make the dough for special Christmas cookies. Visit Six Sisters Stuff for 50 delicious options of cookies you can make for Santa. Don’t forget to leave him some milk with the cookies!
Relax with Hot Cocoa- Nothing can warm you up on a cold December evening like hot cocoa! Whip up a batch and enjoy a relaxing evening sitting by the fire or playing board games with your family.
Sip Some Eggnog- Make this the year your introduce your kids to this favorite holiday beverage (the alcohol free version of course). Check out these ideas for updating or adding new flavors to the traditional eggnog.
The holidays are the perfect time to spend time with your kids. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the season make this time of year so memorable. Try these holiday activities for kids and make your own memories!
What are your favorite holiday activities for kids? Leave a comment and let us know.
May you have a happy and memorable holiday season this year!