Christmas is a time for celebration and spending time with loved ones. But what do you do when the little ones start to get restless? Here are a few fun activities that will keep your kids busy and entertained this festive season!

1) Make homemade Christmas decorations;

Instead of buying generic store-bought decorations, why not get your kids involved in making their own? Then, the whole family can enjoy plenty of easy and fun DIY Christmas decoration ideas. From paper snowflakes to salt dough ornaments, there’s something for everyone. Not only will this keep the kids entertained, but you’ll also end up with some unique and personalized decorations for your home.

2) Go on a holiday lights scavenger hunt;

One of the best things about Christmas is all of the festive lights that start popping up around town. So why not turn this into a fun game for the kids by creating a holiday lights scavenger hunt?

For instance, you can “hunt” as follows:

  • Find a house with more than X number of lights on it
  • Find a house with a specific color scheme
  • Find a house with lights in the shape of Christmas trees, reindeer, snowflakes, etc.

You can even make it a competition between siblings or friends to see who can find the most houses that fit the criteria. This is a great way to get the kids out and about while also getting them into the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s totally free!

3) Bake Christmas cookies;

What’s more festive than baking Christmas cookies? This is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy, and you’ll end up with some delicious treats to enjoy as well. There are many different recipes out there, so you can find one perfect for your family. Make sure to have plenty of frosting and sprinkles for decorating.

Have them make different shapes cookies such as:

  • Christmas trees
  • Snowflakes
  • Reindeers
  • Santa hats, and more!

4) Have a family movie night;

After a busy day of Christmas shopping or attending holiday parties, sometimes all you want to do is relax at home with a good movie. So why not make it a family movie night? Pop some popcorn, snuggle up on the couch together, and watch one of your favorite holiday films. This is the perfect way to spend quality time together as a family and unwind after a busy day.

You can even have a movie marathon and watch a few films back-to-back. Some of our favorites include “Elf,” “The Polar Express,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Home Alone.”

5) Have an indoor picnic;

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a picnic! Spread out a blanket on the floor and enjoy a festive feast indoors. This is a fun activity for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to spend some quality time together as a family. Don’t forget to include some holiday-themed snacks like gingerbread cookies or candy canes!

6) Arrange a theme party;

  • Frozen party: Decorate the house with blue and white streamers, balloons, and cut-outs of snowflakes. Serve up some “snowball” cupcakes or an “ Olaf” sandwich. And of course, don’t forget to put on the movie “Frozen” for everyone to enjoy!
  • Minion party: This one is perfect for any fans of the “Despicable Me” movies. Just decorate the house with yellow and blue streamers, Balloons, and cut-outs of minions. You can even make your own minion cupcakes or sandwiches. And don’t forget to put on one of the “Despicable Me” movies for everyone to enjoy!
  • Superhero party: Every kid loves a good superhero, so why not throw a superhero-themed party? Just decorate the house with streamers and balloons in your child’s favorite superhero colors. You can even make some superhero-themed snacks like “Wonder Woman” cookies or “Spiderman” sandwiches, or even “Star Wars” with lightsaber colors that everyone can enjoy!

7) Go ice skating;

Ice skating is a classic winter activity that’s perfect for the whole family. It’s a great way to get some exercise, and it’s also really fun! If you don’t have your own rink, public rinks are usually set up in parks or town squares. Just make sure to dress warmly and bring a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the cold. Have all the kids dress up in fancy outfits.

8) Have a dance party;

This is an excellent activity for getting the kids up and moving. Just crank up some festive tunes and let them loose! They can dance around the living room or even have a dance battle. This is a great way to burn off some extra energy and get everyone into the holiday spirit.

In conclusion, these are just some fun activities you can do to keep your kids busy this festive season. Just remember to have patience and be prepared for a bit of mess. But most importantly, have fun! After all, that’s what the holidays are all about.

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