Fun Activities for the Kids this Christmas
The countdown is complete. It’s that time of year that you have been looking forward to since the first 2018 chilli breeze. Summer!
As a parent though, you know the holidays can quickly turn from fun to glum when the kids run out of things to keep them entertained. We’ve rounded up some things to keep you and your children busy this holiday, without having to break the bank.
Make Entertaining a Summer Breeze
Everybody loves a summer holiday and a well-deserved break from work and school. Here are some fun ideas that will keep everyone smiling this holiday.
Add Some Colour to Your Day
A great and stimulating way to keep your child at their best behaviour at the dinner table is with colouring in placemats.
Pick some pictures from the internet and print them out at home. If you have always been a sucker for creating, there are adult pictures to be downloaded too.
Going out to eat? There are some family-friendly restaurants (like Spur) that have the placemats waiting for you. A quick google search should tell you where to go.
These pictures will make for great gifts from the kids for the adults around the table as well.
I’m Going On A Picnic
Here’s a brain teaser game that’s fun for both kids and the kids at heart. Going clockwise each person has to start with the line “I am going on a picnic and I am bringing” and select an item to take along.
Every player has to remember the items that are already on the list and then add their own.
You can up the level by adding the rule that the item you choose has to start with the last letter of the item before it.
There Is an Artist in Us All
Get your phones and cameras out, get some disposable cameras if there are a lot of players in the game, it’s time for a photography competition.
Get the kids to pick a theme and see who can take the most creative or funny picture.
The winning photos can be printed out and framed at a later stage to make for great holiday memories to look back on.
The Yellow Brick Road
Or any other colour you prefer. The only prop this game requires is a box of coloured chalk and you can keep the kiddos busy for almost the entire day, and, if you’re lucky, maybe even the whole holiday.
Get your creative minds to colour in the driveway. They can do this in any way they like. Try your luck and see if they will do a new one every day.
All the holiday movies may have your kids asking about snow. You don’t need a miracle or a white Christmas for your kids to enjoy a snowy experience, instead, they can just make it themselves!
All you need is:
- 450grams of baking soda
- Shaving cream (unscented and organic if possible)
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
Pour the baking soda into a big bowl, spray in about a handful of shaving cream. You may need more than a handful, so add as needed.
Get the kids to knead the mixture together and the snow will start forming almost immediately.
Lay out a blanket and allow the kids to play in the snow. The blanket will allow for easy cleanup.