Christmas Break Activities for Kids and Survival Guide for Parents

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.

Christmas Week Survival Guide for the Kids


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

Magic Reindeer food that the kids will love to make!

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!

This Almost Joy Popcorn is perfect for a movie night with the kids!

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 ornaments are fun christmas craft and keepsake for the kids.

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

A fun experiment for the kids to do with candy canes and any other candy laying around the house.

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. Make Your Own Snow Globe

DIY Snow Globe for Kids: Such a cute idea for the kids to be able to customize their very own snow globe!

This DIY snow globe project is so cute! Your kids can make their snow globe into anything they want!

6. Play Christmas Minute to Win It

17-Quick-Minute-To-Win-It-Christmas-Games kids will love to play!

Minute To Win It is always a fun game. Click here for a list of fun Christmas games for the whole family!

7. 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!

8. Go on a Candy Cane Hunt

Candy cane scavenger hunt for kids. The perfect holiday game to keep them entertained!

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!

9. Christmas Bingo

play christmas bingo with the kids to keep them entertained this holiday season!

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.

10. Snowman Slam Game

Kids Games: Holiday Minute-to-win-iit! Games to keep kids entertained for hours!

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!

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Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.