The holidays are a special time when we get to visit with family and friends and spend more time with our kids while they’re out of school. I always love when we have extra time to do fun activities with the family, especially around Christmas time.
But sometimes, whether you’re busy preparing Christmas dinner or getting work done, you need your kids to stay occupied for a little bit. That’s where these activities come in! They’re hands-on and perfect for all ages. We’ve given you some ideas for DIY snacks, crafts, and treat bags, so let your kids’ creativity run wild!
Here at MOMables, we want to help your holiday season be the best in can be; the same thing goes for meal time year round! Grab a free week of lunches and dinners to make life a little easier.
We hope you enjoy these 10 Christmas activities for kids! We know your kids will definitely have fun with them.
1. Popcorn Santa Claus from Crafty Morning
2. Gingerbread House Party from Mommy Erica
3. Do You Wanna Build a Snowman Treat Bag Toppers from Pretty Providence
4. Reindeer Gift Bag from Fiskars
5. Reindeer Food Bar from It’s A Mom’s World
6. Candy Cookie Cones from Coupon Clipping Cook
7.Candy Cane Reindeer from Mom Inspired Life
9. Christmas Cookie Decorating Station from Design Dining Diapers
10. Recycled Crayon Christmas Trees from East Coast Mommy
When the holiday season rolls around, so do classroom holiday parties! Of course we have to provide our kids with some festive treats, but who says they can’t be healthy?
Here at MOMables, we love helping you prepare meals and snacks for your family that are nutritious, simple, and tasty! If you need some help planning your weekly lunches and dinners, grab a free week of meals, courtesy of MOMables!
These healthy holiday treats are perfect for classroom parties, or even just snacks at home! They’re full of festive holiday spirit AND nutrition. We’ve also included a couple non-food treats. All the kids will love them!
2. String Cheese Snowmen from NoBiggie
3. Applesauce Rudolphs from The Melrose Family
4. Simple Christmas Treat Cups from Simple As That
6. Snowman Juice Boxes from Pigskins & Pigtails
7. Christmas Play-doh Favors from One Little Project
8. Healthy Reindeer Treats from Hello Splendid
9. The Grinch Grape Snack Bags from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons
10. Babybel Cheese Santa Bellies from Cute Food for Kids
The holiday season is here in full swing whether we’re ready or not. ‘Tis the season for grand dinners, indulgent desserts, and lots of hot chocolate around the fireplace. Meal time is great during this season because you get to see family and friends you may only see a couple times a year.
Need some dinner recipe ideas? No fear! Check out this free sample meal plan with a week’s worth of dinner and lunches. We have classic and grain free plans available, so there’s something for everyone!
Even during this holiday season, we still get snack cravings around the 3 p.m. mark. How do we curb our hunger without ruining our dinner? These 6 healthy holiday snacks, of course! They’re easy, kid-friendly, and festive for the holidays. You’ll love them as much as your kids will! Put down that box of processed cookies and whip up some of these healthy holiday snacks to give to your kids for snack time.
How adorable are these strawberry Santas? These only require a handful of ingredients, and your kids can help assemble the Santas. It’s a perfect way to get some fruit into your kids’ diets during the holiday season!
For some reasons, kids are more likely to eat their fruits and veggie when they’re in fun shapes. These grinch kabobs are the perfect examples. They’re simply cut-up fruit with a marshmallow, but they’re so fun to eat!
This “eggnog” has all the classic flavors without the eggs. It’s perfect for kids with allergies! Make a batch of eggnog and cuddle up next to the fireplace with some Christmas music.
4. Raw Gingerbread Cookies + Balls from Rawmanda
Do you love gingerbread, but don’t feel like baking cookies? No worries, these gingerbread cookies & balls are raw, vegan, and gluten-free! They’re perfect for everyone and are still full of delicious gingerbread flavor.
5. String Cheese Snowmen from DigiCrumbs
These would be a cute lunchbox addition for your kids; you could also make a big batch and send them as a classroom treat for all the kids!
6. Superfood Chocolate Bark from My Fussy Eater
This chocolate bark doesn’t contain all the nasty ingredients of normal bark, so you can feel good about giving your kids a piece as a snack. Try substituting the goji berries for any dried fruit you have on hand and the pistachios for your favorite nut or seed!
The holiday season is officially here, kicking off with Thanksgiving on Thursday. If you’re like me, you already have your menu planned down to every last detail. We love having Thanksgiving dinner with our family, and I want to make sure everyone can enjoy it.
If you like your meal times planned like this all the time, let us help you out! We’re offering you a free sample meal plan of a week’s worth of lunches and dinners. Meal time just got a lot easier!
Sometimes we get so caught up in planning and prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner that we totally forget about breakfast. Not this year! Here’s 6 delectable holiday breakfast recipes that are indulgent and satisfying. Your kids will definitely love the special breakfast treat on Thanksgiving!
If you’re crunched for time, bake the oatmeal the night before, and simply reheat in the morning! There’s nothing better than warm, comforting oatmeal for breakfast. Since it’s baked, it makes it even easier to portion out.
Ditch the boxed pastries and make your own! Sweet s’mores meet a kid favorite in these homemade popcarts. Make them ahead of time and stick them in the toaster the morning of! Your kids will love the unexpected treat.
Apples are in season around this time of year, so I’ve been using every excuse to put them in as many recipes as possible! These muffins have that classic apple fritter flavor without all the hassle of frying. They’re soft and filling enough to last you until the big Thanksgiving meal!
4. Baked Pumpkin French Toast from Two Peas and Their Pod
When you think of an indulgent breakfast, you automatically think of french toast. This pumpkin french toast bake takes less hands-on time because all you have to do is mix the ingredients, pour into a baking pan, and put it in the oven! It’s a decadent and easy breakfast perfect for the holidays.
5. Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal from I Heart Eating
Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving staple, especially down here in Louisiana. Enjoy all the delicious flavors of pecan pie in this healthier oatmeal version! Plus, you cook it in the slow cooker overnight, so you’ll have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Does it get any better?
6. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Add a little protein to your kids’ breakfasts with this pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt! It’s delicious enough to be indulgent, but it’s actually healthier than most breads. Plus, it has that classic pumpkin flavor everyone loves!
From the team here at MOMables, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!