The holiday season is all about making the extra effort to spend fun, quality time with family. Look back on your childhood, and consider when some of your happiest memories took place.
You probably thought of Christmas-time.
Kids, of course, tend to be a little rambunctious, so we’ve put together just a few fun, yet uncomplicated holiday activities. No matter how simple, if you put in the effort, your kids will remember it forever.
Play Christmas Charades
Charades is a classic, hilarious game that requires no cleanup—only now it takes on a Christmas theme. Cards can say things like, “Chopping Down the Christmas Tree,” “Santa Coming Down the Chimney,” or “Christmas Shopping.” Get creative. Your kids will find joy in a little competition combined with a chance to express themselves.
Visit Santa at the Mall
An oldie but a goodie. Provided your kid actually wants to see Santa (don’t force it), sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what they want for Christmas is a magical experience for any kid. Plus, it’s a great photo op! You can also knock out some of your gift shopping in the same trip.
Drive Around to Look at Christmas Lights
Pack all the kids in the car and head to the neighborhoods where elaborate light displays come to life. To make it extra special, stop for some hot cocoa on the way, and play Christmas music in the car. Force your kids to unplug from their tablets for a couple hours for a cozy, fun drive around town.
Donate Their Old Toys
Use the Christmas season as an opportunity to teach your kids about giving back. Go through their old toys with them (take no more than 30 minutes—kids get restless). See what they’re willing to give up, and remind them that their toys will be going to a child who has no toys. Your kid will feel warm inside when they think about how happy they’re making another kid, and that’s a valuable life lesson.
Send Christmas Cards
Break out the construction paper, markers, and stickers. Send Christmas cards to family and friends, and let your kids be a part of that. Let them draw silly Christmas pictures and sign their names to let others know you’re all thinking of them. Assigning your kids small, yet purposeful tasks will teach them social etiquette at an early age, and they’ll have fun doing it.
From our Daphyl’s family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.