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"Fun Family Activities to make your Christmas Season Memorable"
As the holiday season draws near, you're sure to be busy making your list and
checking it twice. Between balancing your budget with your children's wish
lists, battling the shopping malls for the best bargains, planning family
gatherings, decking the halls, preparing holiday meals, gift wrapping, and more,
it’s easy to see how Christmas can come and go without the time to slow down,
take a breath, and enjoy the holiday season with your family.
If you're looking for ways to stop and smell the gingerbread this year while
creating some precious memories that can last a lifetime, here are a few simple
and fun holiday activities that will ensure your entire family has a holly jolly
“Remember that Carol” is a simple game that both kids and adults will enjoy as
they go from person to person each taking turns announcing a Christmas carol
that they remember and singing a verse from it. A great game to entertain your
children at home or to pass time on the road while traveling for the holidays,
it will have your family making beautiful music together in no time!
Christmas Charades is fun for the whole family! Just have everyone write out 2
or 3 common holiday-themed items, characters, or decorations, etc. on small
pieces of paper. Fold them all up and place them in a bowl, and then take turns
drawing out one at a time and acting them out for all to guess.
Holiday bedtime stories. Dedicate 5 minutes each night throughout the month of
December to read your child a bedtime Christmas story book. Let your little
ones take turns picking out which book you will read each night. You can let
your children choose one or two new Christmas books each year to add to their
Christmas Gift Hunt. If you like to open a gift early on Christmas Eve, or hunt
for presents on Christmas day, you can create a memorable fun way for your
children to receive their gifts by making a simple Christmas holiday hunt. You’
ll need to prepare ahead and hide a trail of simple holiday clues that when
solved will lead your child from one clue to the next until they ultimately
reach and uncover where their “treasured” Christmas gift has been stashed away.
If you don't have time to make your own clues, inexpensive pre-made print 'n'
play Christmas hunts are available online for both children and adults at Treasure-Adventure.com.
Simply download, print, and play instantly!
Deck the halls! Make holiday decorating a group effort. Take time to work with
your children to make a few simple personalized holiday projects that can be
displayed in your home or be given as memorable and unique gifts to friends and
family such as painting ceramic angels or holiday candles, making ornaments or
homemade candy canes, coloring and cutting out Christmas designs and applying
them to windows, stockings, sleds, and other traditional holiday decor, or
making a wreath together with everyone contributing. There is an endless array
of Christmas craft kits you might take advantage of or just grab your
construction paper, glue, scissors, glitter, garland, and crayons, and make your
own holiday decorations. Your kids will love this family craft time and beam
with pride as they get to show off their special creations to holiday visitors.
Finally, make Christmas eve all about family time. Turn off the TV and video
games, turn on the Christmas tree lights, and play an old-fashioned family game
or just come together as a family to talk and enjoy each other's company.
It takes only a little time and creativity to bring your loved ones together
around a few special holiday activities and make your own Christmas traditions
and lasting family memories of the joyous holiday season together.
About the Author:
Kaydee Grant is the president and co-founder of Treasure-Adventure.com an online
party game company that offers ready-to-play interactive and themed treasure
hunts with custom challenging clues for all ages. Visit Treasure-Adventure.com online.
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