This holiday season is going to look a lot different than we are used to. If you have been wondering how in the world are you going to keep your kids busy and pay for this holiday season, It is time to get creative. I have thought about a few ideas that you can do with the family and I wanted to share with you.
Take a drive around your neighborhood
See everyone’s festive lights and then everyone can talk about which one was their favorite.
Holiday movie night
Get everyone together, pop some popcorn, and get cuddled up watching everyone’s favorite holiday movie
Make a gingerbread house
You can not go through the holiday season and not make at least one of these.
Make red and green paper chains
You can make these to hang around the house, on the tree, or even for a countdown for how many days left until Christmas Day!
Make gingerbread ornaments
You can look up a gingerbread recipe and make cute little ornaments for your tree.
Make a snowman, fort, igloo, etc.
If you live in an area where you normally get snow, try to make the best of it! Forts, snowball fights, snowmen, etc. are a fun way to keep kids entertained for hours!
You can get inexpensive ones, and they are something your children will look forward to everyday until Christmas.
Go through gently used toys and clothes
Before the kids receive their new clothes and toys, have them go through their items to give to a child who could use it more.
Make cookies or other treats
Make some treats even if you do not want them in the house you can deliver them to your local fire department, neighbors, or other family members. Consider those who may not have family close by or have to work during the holidays.
Write a letter to Santa
If you have little ones that still believe in Santa, this is a great way to have them practice their writing skills with a letter to the North-Pole.
Holiday books from the library
Even with COVID, the libraries are doing curb side pickup for books so you do not have to go inside if you do not want to.
Have a slumber party
Kids love indoor “camping” so grab your pillows and blankets and have a cozy night sleeping by the tree.
I hope these come in handy for you and your family. If you have any other ideas you are planning on doing this year or what you normally do I would love to read them in the comments.