It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! Why not get into the festive spirit and bring some Christmas magic into your home with these simple activities the whole family will enjoy.
Make gingerbread houses
Gingerbread houses are a wonderful way to get creative this Christmas! Your children will love creating their own edible winter wonderland to show off to friends and family. This recipe is an easy one to follow. If you’d prefer to skip the building and get straight to the decorating, pre-made gingerbread houses are available in most supermarkets.
Go on a Christmas lights tour
Why not pile everyone into the car and set off on a night time adventure? To make it extra fun, you could suggest everyone wears pyjamas and take a warm hot chocolate for the road! Your children will love discovering the dazzling lights hidden around your local area and picking their favourite festive house.
Craft some keepsakes
If you’d like to start a new tradition in your family, why not ask everyone to make their own Christmas decoration each year? Before you know it, your tree will be glowing with family-made ornaments! One idea is for each family member to decorate a bauble with their favourite memory of the year – a delightful way to look back on memories when the time comes to unpack the decorations every December.
Christmas cinema nights
Watching Christmas movies together is a fun part of the holidays for many families, but it’s very common to end up arguing over the remote! Try suggesting that each of your family members chooses their favourite Christmas film and writes it down. Pick one night a week in the lead up to Christmas to cuddle up in front of the TV together, and choose one of the nominated films out of a hat. Whoever’s film gets chosen is the one to watch, and that person is the host for the night – in charge of snacks, topping up drinks and making sure everyone’s enjoying the cosy night in!
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