It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and when your child is home from school, it’s a great time to involve them in holiday-related activities that can still foster learning and give them lots of fun experiences and memories. Here are some of our favorite ideas!
Traditions are very valuable to kids, and the holidays are a time of year when you can make memories that will last them their whole lives. Whatever your family enjoys can be a tradition; it doesn’t to be Pinterest-perfect or just like what other families do. What matters is putting in the effort to have a memorable time together.
Holiday-related outings are always fun for kids, such as going to a Christmas tree farm or driving around and looking at all of the festive light displays. Small towns often have annual parades and Santa visits that can feel a little more adventurous than going to the mall.
The holidays are a perfect time to get crafty and involve your child in decorating and gift-giving. You can make decor together, like Christmas tree ornaments and garlands. Sending cards is becoming of a bit of a lost art, but we guarantee your relatives (especially older ones who miss this tradition) would love to receive handmade cards.
Along the same lines, if you want to teach your child about generosity and incorporate more hands-on activities, you can make handmade gifts together.
And it’s pretty much a given that any kid is going to love getting involved in making (and eating, of course) holiday-themed goodies like these.
Here are some more ideas we love:
Simple Christmas Crafts for Toddlers from Easy Peasy and Fun
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids from Hands on as We Grow
Preschool Christmas Crafts from I Heart Naptime
5 Simple and Affordable Christmas Crafts for Teens to Make from Education Possible