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How to keep your children entertained during holidays

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 A  family having a good time at a park. (Courtesy/GettyImages)

As we enter this magical time of the year, let’s explore a variety of activities and ideas that will turn your holiday season into a memorable adventure for your little ones.

Cooking and baking

Your kitchen can become a lively classroom, where little chefs don their aprons and wield their spatulas. Involve children from the beginning, from reading the recipe to measuring ingredients. Not only does this activity fill your home with the delightful aroma of freshly baked treats, but it also imparts valuable life skills.

Movie nights and sleepovers

The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together, and what better way to do that than by hosting a movie night or a sleepover? Choose a heartwarming holiday-themed movie, invite your kids’ friends for a sleepover, and turn your living room into a cosy cinema. Pop some popcorn, prepare homemade snacks, or even create your own pizzas.

Painting and drawing

For a creative escape that lets your children ‘s imagination run wild, set up an art space with all the necessary supplies for painting and drawing. Provide them with canvases, paper, paints, and markers, and let them explore the world of colours and shapes. You might be surprised at the incredible artwork they can create with their little hands and feet.

Book reading sessions

In a world of screens and digital distractions, nurturing a love for reading is a precious gift. Select one of your child’s favourite books and let them read a chapter out loud.

Encourage discussion by asking questions about the plot, the characters, and their predictions. This activity not only enhances their reading skills but also deepens their understanding of storytelling and comprehension.

Treasure hunts

Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Create an adventure that keeps your children guessing and exploring. Make a treasure map with intriguing clues leading to hidden surprises. To make it even more exciting, venture outdoors for this quest, whether in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Watching their faces light up as they follow the trail of clues and discover hidden treasures is a sight to behold. This is an activity that will keep them entertained for hours and create cherished memories.

Creative crafts

Involve your children in holiday preparations by creating homemade decorations. Embrace the spirit of recycling and reuse by using everyday items like old CDs, paper, or kitchen ingredients to craft unique decorations. Your home will be adorned with the warmth and charm of handmade ornaments, and your children will feel a sense of accomplishment.

Crafting jewelry

Jewellery-making is a fun and creative activity that can captivate children of all ages. Take a trip to a bead shop and gather the materials they need to make their unique pieces.

Whether it’s beaded bracelets, necklaces, or even earrings, they can create wearable art that can be shared as thoughtful holiday gifts. Explore DIY jewelry-making ideas together and let their imaginations sparkle.

Game on

Games offer endless opportunities for entertainment and learning. Whether you’re diving into the world of online games or opting for classic board games, there’s something for every taste.

Challenge each other to trivia, engage in pictorial games, or have a blast with rounds of charades. The competition and laughter will create special holiday memories and reinforce the importance of good-spirited fun.

Karaoke and dance

If your children are budding pop stars, indulge them with a karaoke session. Allow them to choose their favourite songs and perform them with all the enthusiasm they can muster. Encourage duets for double the fun and even try dressing up as their musical idols.

You can also take it a step further by turning your living room into a dance studio. Challenge them to learn simple choreographies or try out trendy TikTok dance moves. Capture their moves on video and watch as they revel in their dancing prowess.

The holiday season is a time to create lasting memories and celebrate the joy of togetherness. It’s not just about making the holidays fun; it’s about making them meaningful. So, let this be a season filled with laughter, love, and the precious moments you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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