Are the kids home for Christmas break and already bored? If you find yourself out of ideas for them to do over their holiday break, keep reading.
I’ve put together a Christmas Break Activities for Kids and Survival Guide for Parents to help beat boredom and hopefully keep the sibling bickering to a minimum. It’s filled with activities and projects they will love and that even adults will find engaging.
Every year, I wish I had been more organized, browsed Pinterest longer for more things to do, and had more time to try new recipes. In the end, I always wish I had “old school” activities on hand that required no electronic devices and kept my children engaged for hours and helped build memories.
Here are 10 I’ll be trying this holiday season:
1. Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
The kids will love making food for the reindeer that will be visiting their home. They can even make extra in goodie bags for their friends in the neighborhood to enjoy as well! This site has a free printable version as well!
2. Movie Night!
You can’t go wrong with a night of some of the best Christmas movies, a bowl of popcorn, and a warm cup of hot cocoa! Here is a list of some of the most-loved holiday movies.
3. DIY Handprint Christmas Ornament
These Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Ornaments are the perfect DIY project for the kids and a good keepsake. The kids will have tons of fun decorating their ornament.
4. Candy Cane Science Experiment
Candy canes are very popular this time of year. This experiment is neat way for your kids to learn a little more about candy and not just eat it! Click here to see more.
5. Play Christmas Minute to Win It
Minute To Win It is always a fun game. Click here for a list of fun Christmas games for the whole family!
6. Bake and Decorate Cookies
Baking is one of our favorite things to do this time of year, especially these gluten-free sugar cookies! It’s so fun for the kids to bake and then decorate their cookies!
7. Go on a Candy Cane Hunt
Every kid loves a good scavenger hunt! This Candy Cane Hunt is a great way for the kids to play together. They can each take turns hiding candy canes throughout the house. It will also get them thinking and using math to decide who wins the hunt!
8. Christmas Bingo
Christmas Bingo is fun for the whole family! This site has a super cute free printable version so that you and your family can play whenever you want.
9. Snowman Slam Game
This is not only a fun game for the kids, but it’s also super easy to make! Snowman Slam is a great game that will be keep the kids busy.
Here’s to fun times ahead with the kids!
LOVE all these ideas! We do as much as we can to avoid SCREENS so a lot of these are easy peasy and I bet super fun. I love the last snowball slam!
Andy of CCP
Thanks for including us in this amazing round up of great Christmas ideas! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!