Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner? That means you get to look forward to having the kids at home for a few weeks. Although it’s nice to spend the holidays with family, having the kids at home all day long for two straight weeks can be tiresome, not just for you but also the kids as well. To help keep everyone in the family happy and getting along, you need to find creative ways to keep your kids active and engaged. The busier they are, the less time they’ll have to argue and get into fights with their siblings! That’s why I’ve put together a list of things that you can do over the Christmas break.
One of the best ways to keep your kids busy this Christmas break is to set up some sleepovers. You can let your kids invite a few friends over to spend the nights. Your kids will be so busy playing with their friends that they’ll forget to fight with siblings. You can also let your children go over to their friend’s house so that you can have a night with your home all to yourself!
Another great way to keep your kids busy this Christmas break is to give their hands something to do. To do this, set up a daily craft time that all of your kids can participate in. The craft could be something as simple as gluing macaroni noodles to paper and painting them. You can also set up complicated crafts that will take days to complete. By giving your kids crafts to do with their hands, you’ll keep them from being bored and acting out as a result.
Don’t forget to send your kids outside this Christmas break! Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean that they can’t play outside. Simply bundle them up in all of their snow gear, including snow pants, boots, coats, scarves, gloves, and hats. If they’re unsure about what to do outside, encourage them to play in the snow. They can build snowmen, make snow angels, and even “paint” the snow with squirt bottles full of colored water. The more they have to do outside, the busier they’ll stay!
Trip to Grandma’s
Kids love to visit Grandma, so to help keep your kids busy and happy, plan a trip. Whether their grandma lives a street over or a state away, you can set up a trip so that your kids can stay for a few days. Your kids will get to have fun away from home, while you get some peace and quiet. It’ll be a win-win for everyone involved!
Keeping your kids busy over Christmas break isn’t too hard. Simply fill their days with different activities and play dates so that they’re too busy to get in trouble.
What are some ways you keep your kids busy over Christmas?