With Christmas around the corner, you may be wondering how you’ll keep the kids entertained. This is a magical time of year, however it can also be stressful as you juggle Christmas shopping, cooking, entertaining, and the kids.
Here are some fun things you can do with your kids over Christmas:
Christmas is the best time of the year for baking, and this is an activity that kids love. Even the smallest children can help out with baking- whether that means choosing the ingredients, stirring the batter, or decorating. Christmas cookies are always a good idea, as they’re super easy to make and decorating them can be a fun family activity. Choose sugar cookies and gingerbread men and get a bunch of different decorations to keep the kids busy for an afternoon.
Depending on where you live (and how the weather is), getting the kids outside can be a great way to burn off some of that Christmas excitement. If you live near the beach, get the best beach bikes depending on the time of the year and go for a bike ride. If it’s not quite beach weather, get outside for a snowball fight or build a snowman. Follow it up with some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a nightmare- whether you’re simply looking for something nice for your mother, a custom bike for your partner, or all of the other little bits and pieces you need for Christmas. Shopping can be magical at Christmas, however shopping does require a little more patience with little ones, since you’ll probably need to spend time looking at different decorations. Whether you’re looking at mens bikes, clothes, or fancy chocolates, shopping with your kids doesn’t have to be stressful.
Not only do kids love to make Christmas decorations, but they create memories that will stick around for years. Spend some time making decorations to hang on the Christmas tree, and you’ll likely still be using the same decorations when your kids are grown.
One of the the most magical parts of Christmas is seeing the holiday lights with your kids. Find out which neighborhoods have the best lights, and take the kids out at night to see whole streets lit up with lights and decorations. Be sure to take a camera.