Fun Activities to do With Your Family Over Christmas Break

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Christmas season is here, and before the man in a big red suit comes down your chimney, you’ll have plenty of time to spend with your little ones making magical memories. With Christmas break sneaking up on us it’s the perfect time to plan some great activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Here are some fun and simple ideas to help make this Christmas extraordinary.

Fun at Home

When the weather outside is frightful, and you decide to stay inside the warmth of your home, there are plenty of exciting holiday things to do. This list includes just-for-fun activities and others that can be a great way to teach and educate your kiddos during their time off from school.

  • Unwrap and read a new Christmas book
  • Make paper snowflakes and hang them around the room
  • Pull out mattresses, pillows. and blankets and have a slumber party under the tree
  • Watch funny YouTube Christmas videos together
  • Make a silly Christmas video to email family and friends or to post on Facebook Christmas morning
  • Have story time and ask each family member what their favorite Christmas memory is
  • Let each child invite a friend over for a Christmas themed movie night
  • Decorate the tree while listening to your favorite Christmas songs
  • Snuggle up in Mom and Dad’s bed and read The Night Before Christmas
  • Give each family member a basket and see how many red and green things they can fill it with from around the house
  • Re-write your favorite Christmas carol with new words of your own
  • Have a Christmas carol dance party
  • Write letters to Santa
  • Make Christmas cards for family and friends
  • Make play-dough snowmen
  • Decorate pinecones with paint and glitter to make a centerpiece for your kitchen table
  • Teach your kids how to read a recipe and let them help make gingerbread cookies to decorate
  • Have a “fancy dress” dinner night
  • Start a new tradition, such as making a new ornament for the tree each year

Fun Outside

There are many options for venturing out in the snow to enjoy the holidays in a winter wonderland. Bundle up in your warmest clothes and live it up a little in the great outdoors. After enjoying any one of these activities, when your cheeks are rosy and cold, you can come in and make hot chocolate with candy canes or hot apple cider to warm up.

  • Go sledding or tubing down your favorite hill
  • Build a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Build snow forts and have a snowball fight
  • Go ice skating
  • Decorate the smaller bushes in your yard with Christmas lights
  • Go caroling around your neighborhood
  • Walk around and look at Christmas lights and displays
  • Roast marshmallows in the backyard
  • Make twig stars for the perfect tree topper
  • Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt

No matter what Santa Claus brings this year, you’ll know that you’ve spent this holiday season building lifelong memories. Whether you brought joy to your neighborhood singing Deck the Halls or snuggled up to watch your favorite movie, your family is sure to have a very merry Christmas.

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