Organising entertainment for little ones during the Christmas holidays takes a fair bit of planning, so we’re here with a helping hand and some activity inspiration.
Christmas baking is a fun and inexpensive activity to organise this festive season PLUS there are always tasty treats to enjoy afterwards.
Our open plan kitchen/ dining areas offer spacious work surfaces for rolling out dough, icing biscuits and displaying your goodies! Here are some simple sweet treat recipes you might like to make this season:
Homemade biscuits and cakes can also make great presents, especially if they’re wrapped beautifully in a box with ribbon and a thoughtful card.
Christmas film afternoon
Once the sweet treats are baked, cooled and decorated, it’s time to eat them and where better to do that than in front of a Christmas film.
Netflix and Amazon Prime have a great selection of Christmas films to entertain children and our separate living rooms offer a cosy space for a little quiet time. Once the kids are happily munching on their treats in front of a film, you’ve got time to do some Christmas wrapping.
Time to get creative
Crafting keeps little hands busy and there are so many lovely ideas and step-by-step guides online. Create lolly stick Christmas crafts and turn them into simple decorations to hang on the tree or place on your Christmas table.
For younger children, fingerprint painting always goes down a treat especially as it means getting messy hands! Their designs can be used on the cover of Christmas cards for family members too.
Writing to Santa
An exciting project to do with your little ones in the run up to Christmas is to write a letter to Santa. Clear space on the kitchen table or your home office desk so there’s plenty of room for them to draw and write and pop on some festive music too. You can help by giving them some ideas of what to include in their letter:
- What question would you like to ask Santa about living in Lapland or about the reindeer?
- What good things have you done this year, such as helping around the house?
- Have you won any awards at school?
- What special gift are you hoping for this year?
- Wish Santa a Merry Christmas and make sure you include your name.
Once letters have been written, designed and packed into an envelope, why not wrap up warm and take a walk to your nearest post box to send it off to Santa. On the Royal Mail website, you can find a Christmas card from Santa to print out and deliver to your children a few days later for an exciting surprise!
We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
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