Fun Family Activities For Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! As a result, we have compiled a list of fun things to do with your young children to get everyone in the festive spirit.

1. Share a Christmas story as a family by reading it aloud
Children's books with wonderfully festive themes such as The Snowman and The Jolly Christmas Postman will assist you in spreading a little holiday cheer while also giving you an opportunity to spend some quality time together. It would be ideal to have it occur on a daily basis during the month of December. Take turns picking out a story to read as you and your guests nosh on some scrumptious Christmas snacks and a warming hot chocolate!

2. Prepare some traditional Christmas fare
Nothing says Christmas quite like a delicious batch of baked goods! Make sure to put on your pinny and flour your work surfaces because it is time to get a little messy. Make large batches of your products - cookies and mince pies always go down well - and distribute them to your neighbours, relatives, and friends to help spread the festive spirit even further. This is a fantastic gift, as well as a simple and effective way to assist individuals in need of assistance.

3. Create and send out Christmas greeting cards
Making your own Christmas cards is a beautiful way to stay in touch with friends and family during the festive season. To commemorate the occasion, you could all dress up and pose for a nice family photo – which will be wonderful for relatives to preserve and use to check how you are getting along. Alternatively, simply gather all of your art equipment and get started - remember, there is no such thing as too much glitter!

4. Watch some great Christmas films at home
There is nothing quite like watching a classic Christmas movie from the comfort of your own home. During the month of December, make it a family tradition by allowing everyone to choose a holiday movie to watch together on the weekends. You will simply need to prepare a hot chocolate, take some sweet goodies from a selection box, and settle into your favorite seat on the sofa. It is that simple. Our favourites include The Polar Express, Elf, and Miracle on 34th Street.

5. Visit some Christmas lights
If you don't want to make the trip to a Christmas light switch-on celebration, take a walk around your neighbourhood and look for dazzling holiday illuminations. Count the number of houses you see with white lights and those with multicolored lights. This is a fun activity to do as a family. You might even play a game of 'I Spy' to see how many Christmas trees you can find in the windows of different houses.

6. Transform your house into a winter wonderland
After Christmas was essentially cancelled last year due to the pandemic, this year, why not go all out with your Christmas decorations and transform your home into a winter wonderland! If you are on a tight budget, get creative and make some of your own holiday decorations. There are numerous methods available online for creating wreaths, festive garlands, and other holiday decorations. When it comes time to decorate, you can make a day out of it if you like. Do not forget to create a festive playlist so that you can all sing along while you are decorating the house. You might find that your children come home from school bearing gifts they have made in Christmas activities EYFS

7. Create a box for Christmas Eve
Create a new Christmas Eve tradition by putting together a box that everyone can enjoy. This tradition, which is thought to have been inspired by nations such as Germany, where people open their Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, is a delightful way to get into the Christmas spirit. Make use of a cardboard box, crate, or wooden chest, and then stuff it with a new pair of pajamas, homemade snacks, Christmas stories, movies, board games, or whatever else you like!

8. Plan a scavenger hunt
A scavenger hunt is another entertaining game you may perform at home, especially if it is chilly and rainy outside. Organize a list of things you would like to find, such as an ugly Christmas sweater, a red Christmas decoration, or your all-time favorite gift. Alternatively, the hunt's organizer may scatter clues throughout the house, which everyone would then have to look for together. The final reward could be a mysterious letter or some delicious Christmas delicacies.