With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is excited to make precious memories with their family and loved ones. You most probably spend weeks, maybe months, counting down the days to celebrate the holidays. And when, finally, your favorite time of the year is here, you decide to make each and every moment count!
In case you’re running out of ideas, we’re here to help you make the most of your holiday season with wonderful holiday activities for the entire family. Enjoy.
Cook and bake together
This idea can bring your family members together for hours. Cooking and baking can not only teach your kids important lessons, but also keep them close to you. While you can manage with the heavier steps, you can assign lighter tasks to your children like stirring, mixing or even setting up the table. Desserts are always a kid’s favorite and, thus, he will show more eagerness and curiosity to participate, giving you less trouble. You can choose the dessert to bake according to the holiday. Whether it’s a gingerbread man or an apple pie, we’re sure that your kid will enjoy it. It will also give you the opportunity to finally organize that grand family dinner that you always desired for a while. Your kids will also feel a sense of achievement, making them want to do it again in the next holidays.
Bring those games out
While you’re planning on organizing a party, a fun additional segment to it would be playing holiday games. Games are a great way to bring your inner child out and have the most memorable time. You can store tons of board games or invent new ones to play with your family and guests. It will boost your adrenaline, making you more competitive and kicking with excitement. You can either play interesting board games, like Scrabble, Jenga or Life, or make it bigger by organizing an outdoor scavenger hunt. Including prizes will increase participation and make it more exciting. Other thrilling games that can be included are Pictionary, stacking tower game or a serious trivia. Your family will definitely look forward to it the next time.
Go for a holiday or a road trip
If you’ve been thinking of going out of the country for a holiday but weren’t able to due to your hectic work schedule, now is your time. You can choose from a myriad of family friendly holiday options like Cape Town in South Africa, Tokyo in Japan, or London in England. Choose a destination that’ll give you the freedom of chilling outdoors, experiencing adventurous sport activities for your kids and offering comfortable accommodation. If a holiday doesn’t seem affordable at this point, you can stick to your local areas and hit the road with your family for a day’s outing or picnic in another city. Your kids will also get a break from their routine school and homework.
Create a new family holiday tradition
Every family has a tradition, sometimes two, depending on the holiday or occasion. If you feel that it’s getting too repetitive and are bored of it, you can brainstorm with your family to come up with new ideas. You don’t have to do it simply because you’re obligated to do it. You can gather your entire family and discuss personal likings and dislikings and come up with a few final options. Try them out together to end up on one that you enjoy doing the most. It can be something simple like running a movie marathon, or something really huge like decorating your entire house and yard together for the holiday.
Organize a photo shoot
It doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t even need to hire a professional photographer to pull it off. All you’ll need is a good camera, a few props or costumes and some editing skills. You can choose different themes every year and play accordingly. A fun factor to this activity is that you can gather your kids to make props, engaging them in creating art and craft and inducing their participation. It will also increase their creativity and imagination power. The funny poses and the humorous expressions that you’ll be capturing will be devoured for your entire life. And you can already imagine the fun you’ll have throughout the activity.
Whatever route you choose, being with your family 24/7 during the holidays is, in itself, a blessing. And as long as you and your family have the spirit of the holiday in your hearts, you really can't go wrong.