Christmas has officially arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited! So, to celebrate this magical time of year, we’re sharing with you 8 super fun Christmas activities for kids to get you and your little one in the festive spirit.
1. Decorate Christmas Cookies
Do you and your little one love to bake? Then why not try baking and decorating your own festive cookies?
Using cookie cutters and royal icing, you could create some wonderful biscuit designs, including christmas trees, stars, reindeers and snowflakes.
Super fun and creative, this activity is a great way to get your little one excited about Christmas.
2. Watch a Christmas Movie
Is there anything better than snuggling down on the sofa and watching a feel-good Christmas movie?
There are so many brilliant ones available, but our absolute favourites include: Elf, The Grinch and Frozen!
And why not take your Christmas movie night up a notch with some popcorn, chocolate pennies, and a super cosy blanket?
3. Write a Letter to Santa
A classic Christmas pastime, writing a letter to Santa is guaranteed to get your little one excited for the big day.
And you can now send your letter directly to the North Pole via Royal Mail! Click here to find out more.
4. Play Christmas Themed Musical Statues
For this activity, all you need to do is put on a playlist with all the Christmas classics (think Mariah and Wham!), and get your little ones to start dancing.
Once the music stops, they must freeze. If anyone is still moving, they are out of the game!
Fun, festive and cost-effective, this activity is a great way to get your little ones moving this winter.
5. Go on a Winter Walk
Wrap up warm and take your little one on a magical winter stroll.
Look out for all the beautiful Christmas light displays in your area, and see if you can decide which one is your favourite!
And while you’re out, why not stop off for a festive drink?
6. Make Paper Snowflakes
Get in the Christmas spirit by making paper snowflakes.
All you need for this activity is paper, craft scissors and a good imagination!
Click here to learn how it’s done!
7. Create Your Own Potato Stamped Wrapping Paper
Looking for something crafty to do this Christmas? Why not try making your own potato stamped wrapping paper?
Using a cookie cutter and a sharp knife, cut a shape into a halved potato to create a stamp. Next, dip it into some paint and press it onto plain, brown wrapping paper to create a festive design.
This is a super fun way for you to get creative with your little one, but remember to always be extra careful when using a knife!
For a full tutorial on DIY potato stamped wrapping paper, click here.
8. Make Christmas Hot Chocolates
Hot chocolate at Christmas time is an absolute must.
For extra deliciousness, add squirty cream and marshmallows - and don’t forget to use your special Christmas mugs!