5 Fun Christmas Games the Whole Family Can Play
With all the anticipation that comes with the holidays, it’s important to keep the little ones busy. You don’t want them snooping around trying to find out what Santa has bought them, so here are some fun holiday activities that the kids will surely enjoy.
Pin the Nose on Rudolph
If you want to keep your kids active this holiday season, a simple game of pin the nose on Rudolph is both fun and engaging. Everyone knows Rudolph is the special reindeer with his red nose and that red nose is the perfect centerpiece for this game. You can purchase a Rudolph cut out or you can make your own.Read More »
Make a Gingerbread House
Gingerbread houses are a quintessential holiday symbol that makes a great holiday activity for children. You have several options available. If you don’t really want to deal with a lot of mess, you could always buy the prepackaged, ready-made gingerbread kits at a local store. There’s also the option of making a gingerbread house from scratch. Either way, making a gingerbread house is an excellent holiday activity that the kids are sure to enjoy. It gives them the opportunity to put on their little creative hats and be actively involved in creating something that they can enjoy eating afterward.
If you’re looking for an activity that will keep the kids busy and seated, Christmas Bingo is perfect. Christmas bingo is just like any other type of bingo game except the kids will match holiday-oriented items such as snowmen, reindeer, candy canes, etc.
You can make a couple of bingo boards with some construction paper and draw the holiday-themed items on the bingo board, and that’s it! You’ll call out the holiday-themed symbols, and the kids can use felt markers to identify the specific symbols on their individual bingo boards. Make sure to have a special gift for the bingo winner.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
A Christmas scavenger hunt is an amazing way to keep the kids active and occupied during the holiday season. What’s great about this type of scavenger hunt is that it is really easy to create. All you need is to create a list of holiday-themed items that kids can look for. Anything from candy canes to a stuffed reindeer toy to a pine cone can be used as part of the holiday scavenger hunt. You just want to make sure that you don’t hide anything near the gifts you have hidden for the little ones!
To really up the ante for the Christmas scavenger hunt, you may want to entice the kiddos by telling them there’s a golden treasure or special hidden holiday treat with such as money, a video game, or anything that will really motivate the kids to do their best at the scavenger hunt. You’ll thoroughly enjoy watching the kids scramble to find the holiday-themed items for the scavenger hunt.
DIY Holiday Decorations
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A great way to keep the kiddies occupied this holiday season is with DIY holiday decorations. Children enjoy the achievement of creating something and seeing it displayed as part of the holiday decor. Why gather some art supplies and get to creating a variety of holiday decorations.
There are so many different ideas to choose from such as handmade ornaments that can be hung on trees, snowflake origami where construction paper is folded and cut to create beautiful snowflakes that can be hung around the home or placed on the windows. Pull out some fabric paint and decorate Christmas stockings and let the kids hang them up over the mantle. Go outside and collect some pine cones and then paint them. There are so many interesting kid-friendly DIY holiday arts and crafts that can be used as decorations for your holiday decor. It’s also a great way to get the kids involved in creating a holiday winter wonderland in their homes.
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