Every adult knows that kids can be very active and energetic. They get easily bored and they have a short span of attention. To keep up, parents have to be on their toes at all times. This can be especially challenging at Christmas time when you have a dozen things on your mind at all times. The good news is, there are lots of Christmas activities that your kids will enjoy – you can keep them entertained and give yourself some peace of mind.
It’s traditional to get together with friends and family members during the Christmas holidays. Taking time to great each other and tell stories about adventures can be entertaining for a while, but most kids get restless quickly. This is the time to introduce activities to keep the kids entertained. The activities will also serve to bond the children and families. Memorable incidents can result from the various activities.
Letters to Santa
You can start off by having the children write letters to Santa Claus. The kids can exchange ideas and experiences on the gifts they should ask from Santa. You can supervise the kids visiting websites for gift ideas. Older kids can help the younger ones create their letters. When the letters are complete, you can use them to decorate the Christmas tree or place them on a mantle or tabletops.
Christmas Cards & Gift Tags
Making Christmas cards is a similar activity. Just be sure to have sufficient writing, drawing, and coloring material. They can make Christmas cards for each family member. They should put the name of the family member or friend on the Christmas card. You can put their Christmas cards on the Christmas tree or even use them to create a Christmas card garland that can be strung on the wall or in a doorway.
Once again, you can use the internet to show the children different versions of Christmas cards. It will help the children become more creative and imaginative when making their own Christmas cards. You can have the children make gift tags to put on the presents.
Plan ahead and be organized in your activities. Do all the activities that make use of writing, drawing and coloring. In that way, you will only need to gather related supplies and you will just bring out all the materials once. When all the related activities are done, you can put away the materials and move on to other activities. This approach keeps your house neat and orderly.
Most kids have an interest in cooking and baking. With that in mind, why not guide the kids in baking their own cookies? Bring out the pans, pots and all the ingredients. Let the kids do the mixing and stirring. They will enjoy playing with the flour, eggs and sugar. Just be sure to supervise them in measuring the right amount of ingredients.
After baking, you can put away all the kitchen related items and move on to another activity, like completing a jigsaw puzzle. Do not forget to give prizes for every activity. Winning a prize is part of the enjoyment in celebrating Christmas.