The holidays are a fun-filled time for everyone. It is the time of year when families come together and take a few days off with their loved ones to enjoy the festive fun. If you want to spend a little bit more time relaxing at home this season, try out the creative holiday activities list below.
1. Festive baking: The whole family can have fun baking in the kitchen during the winter. Make a Christmas cake or just some festive cupcakes. You can also find plenty of recipes for Christmas treats like biscuits and sweets.
2. Card making: Making your own cards is a great way to spend time on cold days. You could set aside a big table in your home and dig out all of your crafting materials. Download festive craft sheets for some great ideas to get you started.
3. Painting: Get the paints out and let your creativity run wild! You don’t have to spend a fortune. Cheap paints are fine and can be used for fun projects and finger painting. Just choose some festive colors and see where the day takes you.
4. Dressing up: Dressing up can be great fun for the whole family and doesn’t have to be reserved for Halloween or parties. Use whatever you have around the house to create fun or festive outfits and then add a fancy dress mask to the mix for a great finishing touch.
5. Gift Wrapping: Start wrapping your gifts early. Get the whole family involved for a massive sit down event and wrap all of your presents for your friends and family together while you watch a Christmas movie.
6. Making paper chains: Use offcuts of wrapping paper to make paper chains. These look great when trailed up the stairs or hanging from the ceiling indoors.
7. Walks and hikes: Get some exercise and spend some time together as a family by heading outdoors for a hike. Make sure to wrap up warm and take hot drinks if you live somewhere really cold though!
8. Thank you cards: Why wait until Christmas to write your thank you cards? Decorate and make them now and after Christmas you can fill them in and send them out to friends and family.
9. Treasure hunts: make a treasure map and send the children off to find some buried treasure. If it is a rainy day, simply hide some ‘treasure’ in the shape of a few chocolate coins somewhere in the house.
10. Story writing: Write short stories and read them aloud to the rest of the family. Make sure that the older children help the younger members of the family.
11. Putting on a play: When you have written your story, how about putting on a play? Who will get the lead role? Hopefully, this one won’t cause too many arguments.
12. Making driftwood stars: If you live near the beach, collect up some driftwood and bring it home. Cut out a cardboard star and carefully stick your small driftwood pieces to it. You’ve created a unique hand-made gift or decoration!