It can be a little daunting to have the entire family descend upon your home at Christmas time. Not only can you quickly find the chaos of the festive period eating away at your me time, but you can often end up feeling entirely responsible for entertaining those around you. That’s why we’ve come up with these 5 fun festive activities suitable for all ages, so you can enjoy some well-earned stress-free time with the whole family.
Enjoy the great outdoors
For those lucky enough to enjoy a white Christmas this year make sure you get outdoors and make the most of it. Making snow angels with the kids and that all important snowman will leave you with memories for years to come. Just ensure everyone stays warm, especially the little ones! Take a look at the Moschino Baby collection for cute rompers and adorable sweaters than will keep your tiny ones toasty all season.
Play some party games
Party games are a fantastic way to bring the entire family together and have some fun. Instead of reaching for the nearest board games, why not teach the kids some traditional ones instead? Think bobbing for apples, charades and maybe even musical chairs if you’re feeling energetic. Playing party games together as a family also has some great health benefits. It’s proven to reduce stress, improve concentration and release the feel-good chemical dopamine which can help lower blood pressure.
When it’s bitterly cold outside there’s nothing nicer than getting together for some family baking in a warm kitchen. Why not try out some festive recipes like gingerbread biscuits or mince pies? If you’re feeling really indulgent you could also whip up some homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows on top. When you’ve finished, just pop on your favourite festive movie and enjoy your sweet treats.
Make a playhouse
One thing that you’re sure to have a surplus of over the holiday season is cardboard boxes so why not put them to good use? Making a brightly decorated playhouse will keep the kids occupied for hours and will help you get rid of some of the left-over wrapping paper you have lying around. That said, there are plenty of ways to put old paper to good use. Why not try making some homemade bunting from left over scraps? Or you could create some vibrant liners for your kid’s drawers and bookcases.
Learn a craft
If you’re looking for a more relaxed activity, then you could also take the opportunity to learn a craft together. Getting cosy on the sofa and practising knitting or embroidery skills is a fantastic way to keep the kids busy. It’s also great if you’re looking to give some handmade presents this year. Another easy Christmas craft to entertain the kids with is snow globe making. All you need is some old mason jars, fake snow and your little one’s favourite festive figurines.