If you are stuck for Family Activity Ideas For Christmas, here are some tips for you: Build a snowman, create a paper snowflake, go on a scavenger hunt, or create a nativity play! This list will be sure to delight you and your family! What are your favorite Christmas activities? There are so many to choose from! Here are some of our favorites:
Building a snowman
If you’re looking for a fun family activity this holiday season, consider building a snowman. This simple Christmas tradition is both entertaining and educational. You can build the snowman with your kids using foam balls found at a craft store. Decorate the smaller foam ball with a snowman face, leave the larger one unadorned, and let them take turns throwing the snowballs into a bucket. Whoever gets all three balls into the bucket first wins!
Making a paper snowflake
If you are looking for a fun, festive family activity to do this Christmas, consider making a paper snowflake. This traditional craft is based on the art of origami, the practice of folding and unfolding paper. The art of paper folding began in Japan in the 17th century and evolved into the practice of kirigami, or cut-out art. For a beautiful snowflake, cut-out paper should be lightweight and easy to fold. The final product should be perfectly snow-white, with no two pieces alike.
Making a scavenger hunt
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend Christmas Eve with your family, try making a scavenger hunt. These games are great for families of all ages and can be fun activities to do together. Make a scavenger hunt with printable sheet and use dry erase markers, clipboards, and magazines to find items. You can even make it a competition and assign an official judge to make sure everyone knows the rules.
Making a nativity play
Make a nativity play as ‘family night in’ and have everyone contribute a scene to the story. Nativity plays are traditionally boisterous affairs with plenty of music. Try recording a few songs for the production at home, and have everyone sing it together. Make it a family affair and make it one of the highlights of the holiday. Depending on your age range, you can even have a video conference session with friends to help with the nativity play.
Making a gingerbread house
One of the Lazy One’s favorite Christmas traditions is making a gingerbread house with the family. Second only to matching family pajamas, making a gingerbread house is fun for everyone! You can choose to make your gingerbread house with traditional gingerbread, or you can use graham crackers instead. Either way, you’ll need several minutes of work, but be sure to be as precise as possible. Rolling the dough will help smooth any finger marks.