3 Basic Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over the Christmas Holidays
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun! But what do you do when your kids are bored? There are presents to wrap, food to cook, and family to see. But it is so important to make time for play! It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy. Just some quality time with the kids will do wonders.
We've put together the top three basic ways to keep your kids entertained over the Christmas holidays that will also nurture their creativity and interests. From making Christmas crafts to playing games, there is something for everyone! And don't forget about the gift-giving spirit! There are plenty of fun activities that will keep the kids occupied and happy. We hope you enjoy this list and have a Merry Christmas!
Why Keeping the Kids Entertained is So Important
As parents, we know that it is important to keep our kids entertained. Especially over the Christmas holidays! We want them to be happy and have fun, but we also don't want to spend a fortune on activities or gifts. There are so many things going on and so many places to be. It can be tough to keep up with everything. And if our kids are bored, you'll know all about it! That is why it is important to have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep them entertained.
Make it Seasonal and Make it Creative!
Nothing screams Christmas is here like creative activities. One of the simplist but fun activities is making homemade Christmas cards: Get the kids to help you make some beautiful (and unique) Christmas cards! All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue. Not only will it be a fun activity for both of you but you'll get the chance to use the Christmas cards instead of buying yet another packet of basic Christmas cards- sustainability and all that!
Ready, Set, Cook!
We completely understand that this can be a messy one, so maybe keep this one to the older kids! Why not even make it a little bit competitive and have a gingerbread house decorating competition: This is a classic Christmas activity that the whole family can enjoy! This is a nice way to get books involved too, there are some amazing cook books out there today!
Indoor Fort Building
An absolute classic and one that we can't lie, we thoroughly enjoy ourselves is making a giant fort out of blankets and pillows: The kids will love this one! You can even take this one a little further by building a reading nook! If your child loves books they can spend their Christmas holidays all curled up reading their favourite Christmas books in their new reading space!
What Gifts Can I Buy Them to Continue To Nurture These Hobbies & Interests?
Once you have found what interests your child from trying all of these different activities, it is so important to continue to nurture that! If they love being creative, art supplies are always a great idea. If they loved helping you cook, maybe an apron or their own set of cooking utensils. And if they loved reading in their fort, why not buy them a reading subscription box - they're not just for adults. It is so important to encourage kids hobbies and interests, especially over the Christmas holidays when they might not have as much time to pursue them.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it gave you some ideas of how to keep your kids entertained over the Christmas holidays! If you have any more tips or tricks make sure to head over to our Instagram to let us know!