Although the Christmas holidays do not necessarily mean that they are also a “break” for parents, those with children tend to look for moments before or after work to enjoy the Christmas holidays with the little ones in the house. Keeping the kids busy while we work – especially if we work at home – is an important option, but why not make the most of the Christmas holidays as well? Some of those ideas are things we only do each Christmas season. Discover some of the most useful and fun ones.
There is nothing more special before the arrival of Christmas than dusting the boxes stored last year, cleaning the dust from the balls of the tree and other figures, and getting down to work when decorating our house. This task, although routine with each arrival of the Christmas season, can become an extremely fun task if, in addition, we have children at home.
And is that nobody is as enthusiastic about Christmas decorations as children, there is no doubt. They dart energetically at the Christmas decorations as soon as we bring them up from the basement, and this is one of those wonderful things that makes it so much fun.
What’s more, as the kids get older, you can even put them in charge of decorating, removing it from your to-do list. You will only have to worry about reviewing the work and helping him with those things that they cannot do on their own (such as hanging the star on top of the tree, for example).
In addition to enjoying Christmas with the little ones at home, it is also possible that in your city or neighborhood they do many activities thinking specifically about these Christmas holidays, and that children can also enjoy.
Maybe it’s the Christmas lights lighting, a Christmas show at the local theater, seeing unique Christmas decorations… Possibly there will be countless special events in your city at this time of year. And, many of them are held once a year, so don’t let the holidays pass without leaving home.
Homemade gifts and crafts are a real specialty for children. They love to get down to business, and parents are passionate about seeing them so excited about drawing, painting, or writing.
There are many gifts that children can make at home, either under adult supervision, or on their own. For example, if the little one is a bit older and can read and write, we can let him write his own letter, and then paint it. Or, if he is still small, write it us and have him decorate it to his liking.
We can also buy plaster Christmas figurines, and help them paint them and then give them away. Be it one thing or another, Christmas is an excellent time to share with the little ones, and to, for example, make countless gifts made 100% at home.
From toddlers to teenagers, the little one’s love mixing, measuring and, above all, they love treats like everyone else. But since the idea is not to let them spend, the day eating trinkets, why not set aside some Christmas day to bake delicious cookies and cupcakes?
Letting them help us make the doughs can become an extremely fun task. And if the child is a little older, we can even let him prepare his own dough and decorate it to his liking.
Skiing, ice skating, sledding, and snow tubing are great ways to enjoy different winter sports. Obviously, this depends on the weather and how close you live to these sports areas.
Possibly the easiest thing is to try ice skating, since many cities (in which it is not common for it to snow), have indoor skating rinks ideal for those who want to skate at this time. It is something different, and that also cannot be practiced the rest of the year.