The holiday season is often super busy, crammed with plenty of things to do and gifts to buy. 2020, however, has brought many things to a halt, and you may find that you and your family have some extra, cherished time to spend together. There are plenty of ways that you can spend it, whether you’re baking treats, decorating your home, or watching festive movies, among other things.
If you’re looking for something new to try, we’ve rounded up some fun Christmas themed activities that you can do with your little one to spread the holiday cheer! Check them out below!
1. Candy Cane Hunt
SImilar to hiding eggs on Easter, this is a super simple way to add some excitement to being indoors! All you need are some candy canes (the more you have, the longer this will take). You can place them throughout your home, and/or backyard, and follow along as your little one discovers their treats and takes part in this Christmas version of hide-and-seek!
2. Guess The Christmas Scent
This is a great activity that’s fun for the whole family! Take just a few mason jars, or disposable coffee cups (with lids), and fill them with whatever scented objects that make you think of Christmas. For example, they could be things such as pine needles, peppermint candy, gingerbread, chocolate, or cinnamon, to name a few. Making sure that the guesser is blindfolded, you can each take turns trying to figure out what is in the different jars and see who guesses the most correctly!
3. Christmas Tree Cones
Looking for a treat that doubles as a decoration? Then try these Christmas tree cones! You’ll need some sugar cones, frosting, and whatever candies/decorations you’d like to use. Cover the sugar cone in your frosting (preferable green) and then place the candy to decorate “your tree”. You can leave these set out for an extra Christmas decoration, or if you’re feeling hungry, go right ahead and enjoy these very sweet treat!
4. Silver Bells Memory Game
This activity is not only fun, but will help improve memory skills as well! Using Hershey’s kisses and a sharpie, write letters, numbers, or shapes on the bottom of each kiss. (Make sure that each letter/number/shape has a matching kiss, so that they make a pair!). Lay them out in front of your child, and they can take turns trying to match the corresponding kisses with each other! Once all the pairs have been found, you can make more by using extra kisses.